Thursday, 19 May 2016

New projects with Pro Bono

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 a new project below that we are seeking a volunteer(s) for:

Volunteer Centre Sutton
Information about the organisation:
Charitable objectives: to advance education, protect health, relieve poverty, sickness and distress.
Main activities of the organisation:  See project scope.

Project summary:
Project: Analysing a Prescribed Volunteering Programme: Determining a spreadsheet model to be used for data collection and analysis as part of a project to assess the health benefits of volunteering.
Time commitment: approx. 5 days
LocationSutton SM1 1SJ (Mix of onsite and offsite meeting)
Please read 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 Thursday 2nd June.

Islington Play Association (IPA)
Information about the organisation:
Charitable objectives to advance education of children and young adults in Islington and the surrounding area by offering appropriate play and learning facilities.
Main activities of the organisation: 
·        Campaigning for children’s right and freedom to play
·        Direct delivery of 6 adventure playgrounds and a children's centre in Islington
·        Support play providers in Islington
·        Dissemination of good practice

Project summary:
Project: Evidencing the adventure playgrounds' success: Harnessing the ability to accurately record visitor numbers to the adventure playgrounds, an essential measure of their success.
Time commitment: approx. 2-4 weeks depending on availability
LocationVarious sites across Islington
Note: This project would suit a team of junior analysts or students who could investigate the different playgrounds.

Please read 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 Thursday 2nd June.


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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