Monday, 22 February 2016

Projects with Royal Air Force Museum and Hoxton Health

Pro Bono O.R. – enabling managers to make more effective decisions

Pro Bono O.R. is a scheme operated by The OR Society that places professional analysts in 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 volunteer(s) for:

Royal Air Force Museum
Information about the organisation:
Charitable objectives: To educate and inform the public and members of the Royal Air Force about:
  • The history and traditions of the Royal Air Force and
  • The role of the Royal Air Force in relation to the armed forces of the realm, other air forces and aviation generally in particular, but not exclusively, by collecting, conserving, preserving, managing, exhibiting and storing documents, items, artefacts and other materials in the collection.
Main activities of the organisation:  An education charity that tells the story of the Royal Air Force through exhibitions, events, outreach with the local community, school programme, volunteering and maintaining the national collection relating to the Royal Air Force.

Project summary:
Project: “RAF museum: Measuring volunteering impact” - To understand how to measure volunteering impact at the RAF museum in order to develop a volunteering strategy.
Time commitment: Up to 5 days
Location:  London, NW9 5LL. Up to one day at the museum itself – this could include a kick-off meeting and workshop to understand the role of volunteers now and going forwards.
Please read the project scope and if you feel you are able to offer your assistance please complete the application form and return to me along with your CV by midday on Monday 7th March.

Hoxton Health
Information about the organisation:
Charitable objectives: Holistic care for older people in Hackney at low cost
Main activities of the organisation:  Complementary therapies and supported exercise classes for older people
Project summary:
Project: Transforming Hoxton Health: To aid the trustees and staff to develop a mission statement and identify ways of measuring impact of Hoxton Health.
Time commitment: Approx. 5 days
Location:  London, N1 5LZ.  Much of the time would have to be on site though it will be possible to access computer-based information remotely.
Please read the project scope and if you feel you are able to offer your assistance please complete the application form and return to me along with your CV by midday on Monday 7th March.

Please note all these projects are suitable for an individual, pair or team of analysts. If you would like to volunteer on a project but are not able to commit to the full time requirement please let me know as it may be possible to pair you up with another analyst.  Lastly if you would like to work on a project with the support of a mentor please do specify in your application and I can try to arrange this

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to get in touch: felicity.mcleister@theorsociety.com or 0121 233 9300

I look forward to hearing from you and once again thank you for your help and support.

For further information about the scheme please visit: http://www.theorsociety.com/Pages/Probono/Probono.aspx
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