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Join our network of over 420 professionals who each want to make a difference by giving their time and expertise.

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We connect businesses and charities to create lasting solutions.

We have a network of professional volunteers – from business managers to photographers – who give their vital expert assistance to Scotland’s charities, helping them to build capacity and overcome problems. Our strong connections with the private sector – both individuals and businesses – allows us to access a uniquely deep and varied pool of expertise.

All our Specialist Volunteers lend their time and knowledge because they share our vision and our values. Like us, they want to help the voluntary sector transform the lives of the most disadvantaged people and communities in Scotland.

Do you need Specialist Volunteer support?

Does your charity need the support of a professional? We have specialists in a wide range of sectors from HR, and employment law to marketing, all waiting to help you - for free.

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Become a Specialist Volunteer

Join our network of over 420 professionals who each want to make a difference, giving their time and expertise to a range of charities. Whether you want to become a board member or offer time in your area of expertise, get in touch.

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Catherine Alexander's experience working in the Specialist Volunteer group

Since January 2017 Catherine has delivered ÂŁ11,800 worth of pro bono hours to various charities, of which ÂŁ5,400 of was with The Usual Place, based in Dumfries. This encompassed assisting with strategic and business plans as well as Cost Benefit Analysis.

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Case study

Strategic support for Macrobert Arts Centre

Kathryn Welsh, Operations Director at Stirling’s Macrobert Arts Centre, reveals how specialist volunteer support from Inspiring Scotland helped in navigating a challenging time for the organisation.

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RESOURCE

COVID-19 FAQ for charity employers

A comprehensive resource for charity employers produced in collaboration with CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP and Inspiring Scotland Charity Chairs Forum in August 2020.

GUEST BLOG

Call in the Scottish Tech Army for free digital help and advice during COVID-19

Entrepreneur Peter Jaco, co-founder of the Scottish Tech Army explains how his volunteer force of technologist can help charities and public sector organisations with any coronavirus-related challenges they might be facing – free of charge.

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How your professional expertise can make a difference

Did you know that Inspiring Scotland’s specialist volunteer opportunities enable you to use your skills and expertise for the greater good? Specialist Volunteer Executive Elaine Crichton explains how you can make a difference.

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The Journey to Charity Director

Specialist Volunteer Christopher Graham, chief executive of creative agency The Marketing Department explains how he became vice chair of Stepping Stones for Families.

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How to overcome a social media crisis

Specialist Volunteer and Managing Director of PR firm Represent, Judith O’Leary looks at how to prepare for a social media crisis.

Social crises are, by their very nature, unpredictable, meaning you can never be totally prepared for one. However, in order to be as prepared as possible for a potential social crisis, you’ll need to have a plan in place. For that, you’ll need to put on your pessimist’s hat. Consider worst case scenarios, and decide in advance how you would react should the worst happen.

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