Volunteer Recognition Scheme

12 October 2015

SIG: Medical

Volunteer Recognition Scheme

The Society has recently introduced a Volunteer Recognition Scheme that recognises members who have given their time by volunteering for the Society. The recognition takes the form of a certificate and badge (bronze, silver and gold) to recognise the individual’s commitment to Society.

The following criteria will apply:

  • The member is registered as a volunteer on the Society database.
  • The member has carried out their volunteer duties as agreed.
  • The voluntary service does not need to be consecutive.
  • Dual roles carried out simultaneously will count as one measure of service.

The formal presentation of the award will be as follows:

4 year (bronze) and 8 year (silver) awards will be sent to the Region and Chapter Organiser, the Chairman of the Special Interest Group or Distinctions Panel as appropriate.

12 year (gold) awards will be presented by the President or his delegated representative e.g. Council Member. Every effort should be made to ensure this presentation is not unduly delayed.  A short résumé of the service given will also be provided to the presenting officer.

Photo: Michael Pritchard FRPS

R to L: Walter Benzie HonFRPS (President), Bob Tapper ASIS FRPS, Vaness Slawson FRPS (Council Member)

One of the recent recipients of the award is Robert (Bob) Tapper ASIS FRPS who has been a member of the RPS medical group for many years and has served on its Committee. Bob started as a co-opted member on Committee as an assistant exhibition convenor and, when as an ordinary member on Committee held several positions, such as newsletter editor, archivist, EFSI (European Federation of Scientific Image) representative and for a number of years he has been the Hon. Secretary of the Medical Group - the post he still holds.  Bob has been recognised for his services as a volunteer for over 12 years. Bob received his certificate and gold badge from the newly elected President of the RPS, Walter Benzie HonFRPS at the advisory board meeting in Bath on 26 September 2015.

If you have given your time to the RPS by volunteering then you can also receive recognition for all the work you have done for The Society by filling in the form - please contact Simon Bibb (simon@rps.org).