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New projects requiring volunteers

Pro Bono O.R. – enabling managers to make more effective decisions
Pro Bono O.R. is a scheme run by The OR Society that provides skills-based volunteers to work on short term projects with third sector organisations in the UK. 
Projects require skilled professionals who work in operational research, analytics or related professions.  If you have the skills required for a project, we’d love to hear from you.
Please find details of two new projects below that we are seeking a skilled volunteer for:
Bullion Community Resource Centre Information about the organisation: Charitable objectives: to initiate and support action to change lives, strengthen communities and challenge inequalities across Chester-le-Street and the wider surrounding area. Main activities of the organisation:Bullion Hall is a community centre which hosts activities e.g. parent and toddler groups for approx. 800 people per weeks as well as providing office space to a number of local charities. Planning permission has been gr…

What is Pro Bono O.R.?

Pro Bono O.R. is a scheme that was launched by The OR Society in 2013 (a pilot scheme started in 2011) that places skills-based volunteers in short term projects with third sector organisations across the UK to assist them in making operational improvements.


Operational Research in a nut shell helps managers make more effective decisions. It is a very broad spectrum and there is usually a way in which it can be applied whether that is increasing efficiency, helping to reduce costs, plan strategy or demonstrate impact.

Since launching in September 2013 the scheme has completed 35 projects with organisations such as RSPCA, Diabetes UK, Work for Us, Elfrida Rathbone Cambden, The Disability Law Service, Parentskool CIC and many more. We work with all types of third sector organisations ranging from large national organisations down to small community groups. We are currently working on 20 projects and have a further 15 in the initial interest stages.

Volunteers are operational research/an…

Volunteer required for project with Age UK #ORblog

Pro Bono O.R. – enabling managers to make more effective decisions
Pro Bono O.R. is a scheme run by The OR Society that provides skilled volunteers to work on short term projects with third sector organisations in the UK. 
Projects require skilled professionals who work in operational research, analytics or related professions.  If you have the skills required for a project, we’d love to hear from you.
Please find details of a new project below that we are seeking a skilled volunteer for:
Age UK Dacorum Information about the organisation: Charitable objectives: To support older people and their carers.
Main activities of the organisation: Service provision – Befriending, carers support, day centers, friendship teas, memory support clubs (COGs), telephone support, handyperson. Project summary: Project: Long-term sustainability: To help Age UK Dacorum develop and implement a business change plan aimed at improving its long-term financial sustainability. Time commitment: approx. 5 days (to be co…

Volunteer(s) required for scheduling project #thisisOR #ORblog

Pro Bono O.R. – enabling managers to make more effective decisions
Pro Bono O.R. is a scheme run by The OR Society that offers free support to third sector organisations in the UK.  Please find details of new projects below that we are seeking volunteers for.
Emmaus Mossley Information about the organisation: Charitable objectives: At Emmaus Mossley we offer a home, work, companionship and personal development opportunities to previously homeless and unemployed people. The project finances itself by collecting, refurbishing, and selling donated goods such as furniture, bric-a-brac, antiques, electrical appliances, clothing, books, toys, etc.
Main activities of the organisation: ·Providing a home, work, companionship and personal development opportunities to 24 previously homeless and unemployed people. ·Operating a recycling and re-use enterprise. ·Generating funds to assist others in greater need.
Project summary: Project: Scheduling: Help to devise a computerised work-scheduling system wh…

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