Give Back. Get Ahead. Volunteer with the IAPP.

What makes IAPP programs and events a cut above? Our members’ input. They offer their time, expertise and leadership in ways that really count—for them and for their fellow members.

Why become an IAPP Volunteer?

Volunteering is a valuable way to share your privacy prowess with others, make great connections, keep current on the latest developments, and get special access to an array of IAPP resources.


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  • Champion your ideas and get them implemented
  • Get more—and more meaningful—networking opportunities with privacy professionals on a global scale
  • Join the vibrant, dynamic, professional group of volunteers who are leading IAPP to new heights every day!
  • Give back to the privacy community with content, elbow grease, or pro bono initiatives

Volunteer Opportunities

Featured Opportunity

Certification Exam Item Writer

We look to our members to help us develop high-quality items for our certification exams. If you’re looking for a way to share your expertise* and help make sure our CIPP, CIPM and CIPT exams test essential knowledge from the fields of information privacy and data protection, this is your opportunity!

*Please note that per our ANSI-ISO accreditation, volunteer item writers must be certified in the exam designation they intend to write for.

If you're interested in volunteering to help develop items for the exams, please email Certification Exam Development Coordinator, Stacie,

There are so many great opportunities available to our volunteers. Check out the categories below to see which types are best for you and let us know.


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Volunteer Spotlight

Phillip Lee

Partner, Privacy, Security and Information at Fieldfisher




Meghan Bullis

Member Engagement Coordinator