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Volunteering with (ISC)²

Volunteering with (ISC)²

Serving as an (ISC)² volunteer is a rewarding experience. It provides the opportunity to share ideas and expertise, work with colleagues outside a normal work environment, interact with industry experts and make an impact in the local and cybersecurity community. The larger the pool of volunteers, the greater the variety of perspectives and ideas that benefit the organization. Our volunteer base is diverse in composition which brings a broad perspective, a wealth of ideas, and a depth of understanding of member interests to the job.

(ISC)² offers a variety of ways for our members to get involved, from short-term volunteer projects to committee, council, and board service. With every new volunteer, (ISC)² grows more energized, more diverse and inclusive, and better equipped to reach our common goals.

We encourage you to deepen your engagement with (ISC)² and your peers. Get involved!

Why Volunteer?

There are a variety of reasons to volunteer. Here are some of the reasons to volunteer with (ISC)²:

  • Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits

    Earn valuable CPE credits through contributing your time and participation in various professional volunteer activities.

  • Expand your network of cybersecurity professionals

    Make new connections with other professionals in the field. Expand on your existing community of friends and colleagues with different backgrounds and insights.

  • Develop valuable leadership skills

    Develop new skills and provide valuable, practical experience. Working in volunteer settings will help you learn strategic thinking, change management and conflict resolution skills which will help develop or enhance your leadership potential.

  • Give back to the profession and local community

    Volunteering provides an excellent opportunity to positively affect change or support a cause that you are passionate about. Getting involved offers you the chance to provide specific knowledge or expertise that can really make a difference to an individual or community.

  • Gain a sense of self-accomplishment and self-confidence

    Boost your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction by doing good for others and the community, it provides a natural sense of accomplishment.

Volunteering can give a sense of pride and make you feel like a valuable member of the (ISC)² family. Learn how you can make a difference!

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities


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Volunteer Opportunities

How to Get Involved


How to Get Involved
Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Interest Form


Submit Your Interest

Contact Us

When volunteer positions become available, (ISC)² will contact you based on your qualifications, skills and availability. To inquire about your application or options available, contact us at volunteer@isc2.org.

  • FAQs FAQs
    Q:

    What is the purpose of the Volunteer Program?

    A:
    Our goal is to create a solid unified volunteer program to enhance the volunteer experience for (ISC)² members and other stakeholders, and to recognize and highlight their positive impact and contributions to their local and professional cybersecurity communities. This program will consolidate all (ISC)² volunteer opportunities with strategic identity and focus. The program will be recognized as integral to (ISC)²‘s mission and will clearly communicate the strategic connection and importance of volunteer work on the mission and strategic focus of the organization.
    Q:

    Who can be a volunteer?

    A:
    Anyone! Both members of (ISC)² and non-members who are interested in making an impact and giving back to the cybersecurity community are eligible to be an (ISC)² volunteer. The larger the pool of volunteers, the greater the variety of perspectives and ideas that will benefit our organization. Our volunteer base will be of diverse composition so that they bring a broad perspective, a wealth of ideas, and a depth of understanding of member interests to their volunteer role.
    Q:

    How do I volunteer?

    A:

    Follow the steps provided here to learn how to get started volunteering at (ISC)².

    Q:

    What does volunteering have to offer?

    A:
    There are a lot of reasons and benefits to volunteering with (ISC)². To name a few:
    • Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits - earn valuable CPE credits through contributing your time and participation in various professional volunteer activities.
    • Expand your network of cybersecurity professionals - make new connections with other professionals in the field. Expand on your existing community of friends and colleagues with different backgrounds and insights.
    • Develop valuable leadership skills - develop new skills and provide valuable, practical experience. Working in volunteer settings will help you learn strategic thinking, change management and conflict resolution skills which will help develop or enhance your leadership potential.
    • Give back to the profession and local community – volunteering provides an excellent opportunity to positively affect change or support a cause that you are passionate about. Getting involved offers you the chance to provide specific knowledge or expertise that can really make a difference to an individual or community.
    • Gain a sense of self-accomplishment and self-confidence – boost your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction by doing good for others and the community, it provides a natural sense of accomplishment.
    Q:

    How do I get informed of volunteer opportunities available?

    A:
    You can visit the volunteer program homepage to fill out the volunteer interest form at any time and view all available volunteer opportunities. To receive communications on current/open volunteer opportunities, be sure you are opted in to the "volunteer opportunities" under the News & Resources category. Opting in will allow you to receive email invitations to apply for new opportunities that match your interest and qualifications.
    Q:

    How soon will I get notified if I am chosen for any volunteer position?

    A:
    The staff liaison for the volunteer group/activity will be in contact with you as soon as you are selected for a volunteer position. You will be contacted via email with an invitation letter to serve. This invitation will include specific information on the volunteer role; i.e. charge and key initiatives, work plan, commitment expectations and term of service. You will be given a specific date to accept or decline the invitation.
    Q:

    How likely will I be chosen for my preferred volunteer opportunity?

    A:
    By filling out the volunteer profile interest form and providing as much information about yourself, your interest, your preferred volunteer activity, the more we can align your interests, skills and expertise the volunteer opportunity available. We will take into consideration important factors such as diversity of composition of a volunteer group, time commitment and other criteria for selection.
    Q:

    Who do I contact if I have questions or issues with the (ISC)² Volunteer Program?

    A:
    You may contact volunteer@isc2.org or any questions regarding the program. (ISC)² staff will direct your query if more specific information is required.
    Q:

    Are there any resources available to learn more about it?

    A:
    Yes, resources to the program can be found here​.
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