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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.
  • Hub Community Foundation – HCF looks to create long-term employment opportunities such as apprenticeships, training or work experience which are directed towards helping young people aged between 12 – 21. Currently they are working in partnership with Inspiring Scotland on a ÂŁ1m three year fund to reduce youth unemployment in Scotland. A vacancy has arisen for a new trustee with social care, education or Third sector 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.
  • Muirhouse Youth Development Group -MYDG has over 20 years of experience developing young people in North Edinburgh and more recently, growing a very successful outdoor activity social enterprise (My Adventure). They are now seeking a new Board Chair to help take them to the next level.
  • 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. Currently they are looking to boost their board with individuals who share this passion, and help move the organisation into its next phase.
  • 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.
  • Corstorphine Community Centre – An exciting opportunity to join the board of a charity which is in the process of merging with another charity and creating a new Governance Structure and forming a new board. This has created vacancies for both a Treasurer and Secretary and a trustee with HR experience. The roles are very “hands on” with monthly meetings.

Glasgow

  • Impact Arts – Impact Arts is a forward-thinking community arts organisation which uses the arts and creativity to enable and empower social change. Developing a digital strategy is a priority for the board currently thus trustees with digital experience would be beneficial, in addition trustees with a knowledge of developing public sector partnerships  would be advantageous.
  • 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.
  • VOX Scotland – Scotland’s national voice on mental health – they represent their members’ views to Scotland’s politicians and health professionals, they are currently seeking 3 new trustees with comms and social media skills, previous board experience and general business skills.
  • 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.
  • Impart Arts – Co-optee (non-Trustee) to sit on the Finance Committee to offer additional financial support.
  • 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
  • Deaf Connections – Deaf Connections deliver specialist services to Deaf people across the West of Scotland, and are committed to enabling Deaf people to participate fully in the community. They are embarking on an exciting new range of initiatives and they want to reach out and bring in a wider range of people and more diverse client base. Curently they are looking for trustees with local community, business, finance and capital development expertise.

Other locations

  • Kirkcaldy YMCA – Treasurer with finance experience.
  • Balnacraig School – Balnacraig School 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 is looking for a trustee with business experience.

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