Volunteer with the SYP

Why should you join us?

The Society of Young Publishers (SYP) is a volunteer-led membership organisation dedicated to helping aspiring publishers get into the industry, and helping those within the first ten years of their careers get ahead.

Volunteering with the Society of Young Publishers allows you to develop new skills, gain valuable contacts and friends, and make a positive difference to the industry, all while helping others.

Who can apply?

If you are within the first ten years of your publishing career or hoping to enter the industry, you are eligible to serve on a committee. There is no age limit and you don’t need to be studying publishing or have any publishing experience to apply. All you need is a passion for the industry, as well as an understanding of the values and work of our organisation and what goes into keeping it alive.

Each year applications for new SYP committee members open. You are allowed to serve on the committee for three years, which allows new voices to always be heard.

Positions on the UK committee are open to applicants anywhere within the UK and Ireland, while applications to the regional branches require you to be based within those specific areas.

Please note that while these positions are voluntary, it does require a commitment for the year in order to keep the society running successfully. Each position will involve participating in committee meetings, as well as contributing to possible events or online ventures.

How to apply

If you have any questions about applying for a committee position, please read through the SYP Volunteer FAQs page below. If your query hasn’t been answered, get in touch at sypchair@thesyp.org.uk.

First, have a look at the role description for each position to decide which would suit you best. Details of the available positions within each branch can be found on further down this page.

To apply, please select one of the relevant committee application pages below and complete the application form available there. If you would like to apply for two roles (either on the same committee or different ones), please complete two forms.

For the Ireland, London, North, Oxford, South West and UK committees, applications are now closed. Volunteer roles for 2023 will be open for applications in late November/early December 2022.

Applications to join the Scotland team open in spring 2022 following the branch’s annual conference.

SYP Volunteer FAQs

SYP Volunteer FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions in relation to volunteering with the Society of Young Publishers.

JOIN THE UK COMMITTEE

JOIN THE UK COMMITTEE
This is the application page to volunteer for a position on the SYP UK Committee.

JOIN THE IRELAND COMMITTEE

JOIN THE IRELAND COMMITTEE
This is the application page to volunteer for a position on the SYP Ireland Committee.

JOIN THE LONDON COMMITTEE

JOIN THE LONDON COMMITTEE
This is the application page to volunteer for a position on the SYP London Committee.

JOIN THE NORTH COMMITTEE

JOIN THE NORTH COMMITTEE
This is the application page to volunteer for a position on the SYP North Committee.

JOIN THE OXFORD COMMITTEE

JOIN THE OXFORD COMMITTEE
This is the application page to volunteer for a position on the SYP Oxford Committee.

JOIN THE SOUTH WEST COMMITTEE – APPLY NOW

JOIN THE SOUTH WEST COMMITTEE – APPLY NOW
This is the application page to volunteer for a position on the SYP South West Committee.

JOIN THE SCOTLAND COMMITTEE – APPLICATIONS OPEN IN SPRING 2022

JOIN THE SCOTLAND COMMITTEE – APPLICATIONS OPEN IN SPRING 2022
This is the application page to volunteer for a position on the SYP Scotland Committee.