toggle menu

Become a Pro Bono supporter

Join our network of over 420 professional and expert volunteers.

Pro Bono

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.

Pro bono

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 a Treasurer with the ability to lead the Board on reviewing Into Work’s financial performance, liaising with finance staff and with the auditors. The Board meets six times per year.
  • The Bike Station – The Bike Station is¬†a social enterprise and charitable company dedicated to helping people to overcome barriers to cycling in Scotland. After a devastating fire at their premises in Causewayside in 2017, the organisation is back stronger than ever. Currently they are keen to boost the expertise on their Board and are looking to appoint a Treasurer and trustees with HR, legal or¬† communications backgrounds.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Sleep Scotland – Sleep Scotland is a charity which promotes healthy sleep in children and young people through sleep awareness, sleep counselling and education. For the last fifteen years, the organisation has worked throughout Scotland developing sleep services and providing intensive sleep programmes for children with additional support needs by training sleep counsellors to work directly with families in need of sleep support. Sleep Scotland are looking for trustees with a background in transitional educational development¬† and individuals with experience of good governance and working with a founding CEO.¬† In addition the charity is looking to fill the key vacancy of Chair of their board.
  • 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

  • In -Control Scotland – In-controlscotland’s aim is to support the development of a sustainable system of self-directed support in Scotland where people are in control of and able to direct¬† the – how, when, in what and by whom – they are supported. An opportunity has arisen for a trustee with strong financial and or accounting experience to join the board.
  • GMACFILM – The mission of GMAC Film is to empower young people, emerging film talent and independent filmmakers by enabling them to acquire the skills, knowledge, confidence and resources to realise their ambitions in film or elsewhere in the creative industries.They are looking for¬†¬†new Board members ‚Äď particularly people with financial, legal and HR experience.
  • 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.
  • SAY Women –¬†SAY Women is a voluntary organisation which offers safe, supported accommodation and related services for young women, aged 16-25 years, who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse, rape or sexual assault and who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. The new CEO is looking to increase diversity in the board and has identified a skill gap for a trustee with HR experience in addition to individuals with¬† a knowledge of homelessness and sexual abuse

Other locations

  • 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 both their existing cafe and launch a children’s nursery.

Other requests

The Ayrshire Community Trust

The trust are looking to demonstrate the economic recognition of the work they and other charities operating in Ayrshire make to the local economy. They feel that if they were able to do this they could then apply for some funding in the recently announced£240m Ayrshire Growth Deal. They are looking for someone with experience of demonstrating the economic impact of the third sector to this sort of economic investment fund.

 

 

 

Pro Bono Supporter's Guide

Read our guide to how our Pro Bono programme works and join over 420 professionals who each want to make a difference, giving their time and expertise to a range of charities.

Find out more
Contact Us

We work together and get results.

We work with experts from the voluntary, public, private and academic sectors. Get in touch if you want to help us build a better Scotland.

Speak to us.
  • A note on privacy

    Inspiring Scotland will only use the personal details you provide here to respond to your enquiry and will not use them for any purpose, unless you give permission and agreed during any follow-up discussions.

    Your details will be held on the server of our third party website provider host for 3 months but not for longer than is necessary, and will not be added to any marketing databases. By completing this form you are agreeing to the terms of Inspiring Scotland’s Privacy Statement