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)

Finance

  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management

Income generation

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

Leadership

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

Legal

  • Legal

Management

  • 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

Property

  • 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

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.