Monday, 27 January 2014

Could you use your skills to help third sector organisations across the UK? Find out how to become a volunteer.

I have now been managing the project for four months and momentum is really starting to build.  We have completed one project, have four projects underway and several others that are about to commence.  It is a really exciting venture to be a part of and to see how O.R. can really benefit third sector organisation.  As the word spreads about Pro Bono O.R. the demand for it increases and as such I am writing to see if you would consider becoming a volunteer.  
The aim of OR Pro Bono
·         To help third sector organisations to do a better job, impacting upon desired outcomes, and build capacity by using the skills of volunteer O.R. analysts and consultants both established and student.
·         To promote awareness and understanding of the benefits of O.R. across the third sector and to wider audiences.
·         To give O.R. analysts an opportunity to practise in a wider arena and develop their knowledge and skills.
The role of a volunteer:
·         Work with potential users to specify projects;
·         Undertake projects, either individually or in teams;
·         Write up and/or present their work wherever appropriate;
·         Mentor junior volunteers who need help  

Requirements to become of volunteer:
·         Member of The OR Society Or,
·         Studying in HE and with Tutor endorsement for the project? Or,
·         Min 1st degree in O.R. related subject? Or,
·         Practitioner with a track record? Or,
·         The OR Society accreditation? Or,
·         Part of the O.R. Community

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, send an email to felicity.mcleister@theorsociety.com or visit http://www.theorsociety.com/Pages/Probono/Probono.aspx
For further information please see my blog: http://probonoor.blogspot.co.uk/ or connect with me on LinkedIn (Felicity McLeister) and Twitter (@FMcLeister)