Our skills

All volunteers should have 3 years practical and professional experience in one of these skills areas and only opportunities where 3+ years professional experience are essential will be accepted. More on our criteria

We currently accept opportunities and volunteers with skills in the following areas.

Can’t find a skill? This article on picking the right skills might help.

Communications and Marketing

  • Campaigning
  • Copywriting / Journalism
  • Event management
  • Marketing strategy
  • Public relations
  • Social media marketing

Creative Services

  • Film / video production
  • Graphic design
  • Illustration
  • Photography

Digital and IT

  • Database / CRM development
  • Digital and IT strategy
  • Digital Trustees
  • Network / system management
  • Project management / Product owner
  • SEO and analytics
  • Software and web development
  • Web design (including UX/UI)


  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management

Income generation

  • Business development / Sales
  • Commissioning / Contracting
  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy


  • Governance
  • Public speaking
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Strategic mentoring / coaching


  • Legal


  • Change management
  • General / operations management
  • HR
  • Management consultancy
  • Office and Administration Management
  • Project / programme management
  • Volunteer management

Organisational policy

  • Data protection / GDPR
  • Health and safety
  • Safeguarding


  • Architecture / Surveying
  • Property management
  • Rural and town planning

Research and analysis

  • Business advice / analysis
  • Data analysis
  • Market research
  • Research (qualitative / quantitative)
  • User research

Service design

  • Service design

Support and training

  • Advice / Advocacy
  • Mentoring / Coaching
  • Social care / Counselling
  • Teaching / Education
  • Training

Although we don’t list “lived experience” as one of our skills, we can also accept opportunities specifically for trustees with lived experience, either with or without specified professional skills. Volunteers without three years' experience can apply to these roles as a guest. 

If you can't find your skill, please read this article on picking the right skills. If you still think that we are missing a skill that would fit well with our mission, we’d love to hear from you. Please let us know by completing this 1 minute survey. We aim to review our list of skills twice a year.