Get involved


The Society is run by members for members. We rely on the expertise of our members in carrying out the work we do. We organise a wide range of opportunities and initiatives for members looking to contribute to our work and make the most of their membership. In return for your time, you will have the opportunity to raise your profile, develop your network and to learn from other members.

Current volunteering opportunities are above and advertised in our call out to members page, member newsletter and through our communication channels – Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Contribute to the community

Sections promote particular branches and applications of statistics. Each section holds several meetings a year, usually based around a presented paper or talk. Meetings are open to all members.

Special Interest Groups
Special Interest Groups can be formed for a limited three year period to gauge interest in a particular statistical topic or interest area.

Local groups
Our network of 18 local groups runs meetings that you can attend, speak at and help organise. When you join, your local group will contact you about meetings.

Statistics User Forum
The Statistics User Forum (SUF) works to make sure that the needs and views of the statistical user community are properly taken into account. The SUF is a collective of representatives from a number of Statistical User Groups.

Support charities and other socially useful initiatives

Statisticians for Society
RSS Fellows provide professional expertise and support to charities, organisations and other initiatives that promote statistics, data and evidence.

Volunteer as a charity trustee 
Get involved in the work of charities and help them use data in decision making

Support statistical education

Promote statistical careers
Get involved in promoting statistical careers to young people. Inspire and help students understand the value, excitement and interest in careers involving data and statistics.

Volunteer with AIMS
We are working with The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) to deliver statistics and probability MSc courses in South Africa, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon or Tanzania.

Recognise statistical excellence

Honours and awards
We run a range of honours and awards for members to self-nominate or nominate other members for a prize. A committee selects the winners and prizes are presented at a ceremony during our annual conference.

Statistic of the Year
We are seeking nominations for the most striking statistic of the year.

Contact us

If you would like to know more about getting involved email Amaka Nwagbara or call +44 (0) 20 7614 3938.