what is skills-based volunteering?
Skills-based volunteering, also referred to as ‘pro bono’, is a type of volunteering that focused on solving problems using volunteer’s professional skills or expertise. Why is skills based-volunteering important? Taproot Foundation reports that 68% of nonprofits do not have the resources they need to do their work. Through skills-based volunteering, professionals fill this resource gap and support a nonprofits’ operations, strengthening the infrastructure and capacity of the organization.
At Venture with Impact we believe that professionals can make the most impact when they give back utilizing their unique skill set. Below are just a few of the fields in which we offer projects.
Business & Management
Business professional take on the role of pro bono consultants, helping solve organizational challenges. Areas include marketing, project management, business development, public relations, human resources, financial accounting, etc.
Health & Wellness
Qualified medical professionals can work on a variety of projects according to their specialization. Work alongside local professional to implement health initiatives in their field or address mental and physical health needs at a service center.
Teachers, administrators, and academic professionals have the unique opportunity to use their skills to teach both children and adults abroad, train local teachers, and assist in curriculum building for schools and community development organizations.
Visual Artists, graphic designers, photographers, bloggers, videographers and musicians, etc. can use their skills to help organizations share their message with the world. Creatives can also share their skills in community empowerment workshops.
Technical and computing skills are in constant demand by nonprofits strapped for digital resources. Coders, web designers, social media gurus, and other tech professionals can help build digital infrastructure and organizational capacity.
Law & Human Rights
Lawyers, activists, and human rights specialist will find themselves at home advocating for the rights of marginalized communities. and at-risk populations. Work with local advocates on adressing a range of law and human rights issues.
Don't see your profession? Above are just a few examples of how 'Venturers' contribute their skills on a pro bono volunteering project.
To learn more about a wider range of projects and areas of skills-based volunteering, click below to get in touch with the team today.