What we do
We help charities and other non-profits find the skills they need to thrive. Every year hundreds of charities recruit volunteers through our service. These volunteers share their skills as trustees, advisors or mentors, carrying out short term projects or ongoing operational roles.
Our goal is to create a step change in the quality, range and scale of skills-based volunteering and trusteeship in the UK. We are proud of our growing impact.
Why we do it
Charities can boost their capacity, increase their effectiveness and innovate / find new ways of doing things when volunteers donate their professional skills. Trustees play a crucial role in leading charities and overseeing their work. When the trustee board of a charity has a good mix of skills and professional experience, it can govern more effectively.
By supporting charities to recruit volunteers and trustees with valuable skills, we help charities increase their capacity and strengthen their governance.
How we do it
Our online community inspires people to use their skills for social good. We help organisations to make the most of those skills, to think through their needs and to attract the right person. We believe that communication is important in recruiting trustees and volunteers, so our service encourages dialogue between organisations and individuals. Our service is free to volunteers and to most charities. Find out more about when we charge.
For volunteers and charities
Whether you are an organisation that wants to find a volunteer with particular skills or a new trustee, or an individual who has a skill you want to offer, you can:
- join the community as a volunteer or as a charity and create a profile
- explore roles and profiles
- make contact and talk through what you're looking for
- make a match.
Our guides and resources help volunteers and good causes make the most of skills-based volunteering.
Other organisations and partners
We also work with other organisations including:
- businesses, supporting their staff into rewarding volunteer or board positions
- funders, supporting their grantees.