Get Involved

Volunteer support is crucial to STEP, but it can also offer real benefits to those who get involved

STEP's governing bodies and committees, and its worldwide network of regions, branches and chapters are all run by members: volunteers who offer their time and expertise to provide essential direction, leadership, guidance, development and support for the Society. 


There are so many ways to get involved – either at a local, national or an international level. From joining your local branch committee to taking part in regional or international working groups and committees – there are opportunities for everyone. 

Beyond committees there are lots of other ways to participate too:  


So what’s in it for you? There are real benefits to getting involved with STEP:

Improve your skill-set

  • Develop a range of skills you would not necessarily learn in your day job
  • Broaden your knowledge base in technical areas that may not otherwise be your primary focus

Boost your career

  • Build valuable relationships with other professionals
  • Raise your professional profile
  • Showcase your expertise and share knowledge with other professionals

Have a say in STEP’s strategic direction

  • Take an active role in STEP’s development

Influence policy

  • Recommend and input on public policy
  • Get involved with current debates on industry issues
  • Discuss public and confidential matters with leading experts in the field

We have interviewed a number of Board, Council and branch/chapter committee members about their involvement with STEP. You can read these interviews here


The best way to get involved is to speak to your local branch chair (listed on the individual branch/chapter pages) or contact the STEP office. Start by letting us know what you have to offer and we can go from there.