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Make a difference to an essential charity

As a Pro Bono supporter, you can provide vital assistance to hundreds of charities helping Scotland’s vulnerable and disadvantaged people, and hone your own professional skills and experience.  Join our network of over 420 professionals who each want to make a difference by giving their time and expertise. Whether you want to become a board member or offer time in your area of expertise, get in touch.

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Current Pro Bono opportunities

Edinburgh

  • Into Work – The focus at Into Work  is to help people with long term health conditions and disabilities to achieve their goal of finding and keeping secure, meaningful paid employment.  Currently they are looking for people with HR or finance skill to augment their board.  Into Work’s disability and employment focus would be an added bonus for HR professionals looking to expand their diversity knowledge.
  • Artlink – Artlink is passionate about the role the arts play in encouraging positive change in the lives of vulnerable disabled people. Currently they are looking for new trustees with an interest in the arts, marketing/PR experience or general management and governance skills.
  • Link Up Women’s Support Centre – Link Up provides support in a caring environment for women suffering from mental health problems and social isolation.  Link Up trustees need energy and time as board meetings are monthly, in addition a strong commitment to the “Link Up” family would be required. An understanding of the funding environment, HR, and financial management would be beneficial.
  • Smart Play Network  – Smart Play Network believes in children’s right to play and their work reflects this commitment. They are an extremely well run charity and currently they are looking to boost their board with individuals who share this passion for play and help move the organisation into its next phase. Passion for play is key!
  • Firsthand Lothian – Firsthand Lothian are looking for trustees to contribute to the growth of the charity with HR and/or IT skills. Firsthand Lothian works closely with children and families particularly those with children with additional support needs and isolated and vulnerable parents with pre-school children.
  • Pilton Youth & Children’s Project – Based in North West Edinburgh PYCP offers support and group work to children and young people aged between 5 and 18 years of age. Currently looking for trustees with finance, HR or general business experience who are enthusiastic about supporting young people.
  • Rural and Urban Training Scheme (RUTS) – RUTS aims to equip young people with the confidence and skills required to achieve their highest potential and raise their aspirations. This is achieved through motorcycle and bicycle based programmes that are tailored to the individual needs of our clients. Currently they are looking for trustees with either a  finance or marketing background.

Glasgow

  • Impact Arts – Impact Arts is a forward-thinking community arts organisation which uses the arts and creativity to enable and empower social change. They are currently recruiting a young creative trustee 18-26 (see their website) and are also looking for a trustee with charity finance experience and offer financial support to the board.
  • Young Enterprise Scotland (YES) – YES inspires and equips young people to learn and succeed through enterprise. They support young people in primary and secondary schools and colleges. They are looking for a new Chair for their Finance sub-group as the current chair  has moved into the  role of Chair on the main board, accountancy or finance experience would be preferred.
  • Refugee Survival Trust – The vision of the Refugee Survival Trust is that all refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland receive just and respectful treatment and support appropriate to their needs. Their Treasurer and the head of the HR subgroup are standing down from the Board so they are now looking particularly for suitably experienced enthusiastic professionals with HR or Finance / Accountancy expertise to fill these incredibly important positions on their board.
  • PEEK – A vibrant charity firmly embedded as a thought leader in the Third sector, and enhancing possibilities for children and young people in Scotland, is currently seeking an additional trustee with communications and marketing skills.
  • Scottish Sports Futures – Using sport to inspire young people Scottish Sports Futures require trustees with finance/risk,HR, Education experience or a good knowledge of working in Glasgow’s East End Community.
  • Environmental Protection Scotland – A small SCIO based in Glasgow who are looking for two trustees, one with finance experience and the other with HR experience

Other locations

  • Kirkcaldy YMCA – Treasurer with finance experience.
  • Balnacraig School – Balnacraig School based in Perth supports all 32 Scottish Local Authorities seeking placements for vulnerable and at risk young people. A presumption of mainstreaming now keeps such young people in their own homes and schools longer, meaning we now principally care for the most traumatised and disadvantaged young people with a range of complex needs who often come to us at times of crisis when all other placements have broken down. Currently they are seeking trustees with HR, Marketing/Comms, or with a general business background. A background in childcare or education or the voluntary sector would be desirable but not essential. Meetings are in Perth once a quarter.
  • Murton Trust – Located in Angus just outside Forfar, Murton has a dual educational and environmental purpose. They manage a thriving nature reserve, visitor farm and tearoom set in 100 acres. Their mission is to provide a unique environment in which children, young people and adults can learn and currently they are looking for a trustee with business experience as they expand.
  • Hot Chocolate Trust – Hot Chocolate Trust are based at the Steeple Church in the centre of Dundee. They work with young people ages 12-21 who hang out in the city centre (around 150 different young people over the course of a fortnight). They don’t ‘put stuff on’ for the young people, instead they support them to develop their own opportunities – that way there’s a shed load more skills and confidence developed and they build their own community. They would like to add to their financial depth on the board by recruiting a trustee with either accountancy, finance or financial planning skills.

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