in Mensa


Whether it’s organising events, administering Mensa tests, or assisting with gifted youth activities, volunteering in Mensa offers a plethora of opportunities to make a difference. And while you’re making a difference to your organisation and its members, you’re also working on your own personal and professional development.

Why are volunteers so important in an organisation like Mensa?

Mensa is a nonprofit organisation and the dues that members pay only go so far. Therefore, in order to provide services for its members, each national Mensa organisation relies on the time, effort, skills, goodwill and dedication of its volunteers.
For many decades, across the globe, from local chapters to the international level, thousands of committed volunteers have supported this organisation, making Mensa into the vibrant community it is today.

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So, how important are volunteers to Mensa?

It’s quite simple: Mensa wouldn’t be here without them.

What does volunteering for Mensa involve?

All the ways in which members support their national, regional and/or local Mensa organisations are numerous and diverse. For example:

However, as with life in general, the more you put in to volunteering, the more you get out of it.

Our members often tell us why they spend their valuable time and energy volunteering for Mensa:

But don’t take our word for it!

here’s what our volunteers say:

How about volunteering for Mensa International?

The titles of the volunteering positions at Mensa International may be slightly different from their national Mensa counterparts, but the types of support roles required at the national and international level are quite similar.

At Mensa International, we have around 20 different volunteer roles available: from managing international communications to reviewing governing documents, from coordinating the SIGHT travel program to writing news articles, and from monitoring compliance standards to moderating the Facebook group, there’s bound to be a role that matches your interests, skills and experience.


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Volunteering in Mensa

Can I be a volunteer, even if I’m a new member?

Of course! In fact, it’s probably the best way to meet people and find your feet.

So, when you join Mensa, you can make a start by contacting your local Mensa office, tell them about yourself – your interests, skills, experience, and so on – and ask them how you can help.

You can bet they’ll find something for you to do!

Volunteer coordinators are good at that!




Satisfied volunteers

We need your help!

It’s a chance to challenge yourself, expand your horizons, and be part of a vibrant network of individuals passionate about intellectual pursuits. Joining Mensa as a volunteer opens doors to a world of stimulating activities and intellectual camaraderie.

A world of exciting social, cultural and intellectual opportunities

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