Thursday, 20 October 2016

New Pro Bono O.R. projects #volunteers required



East Greenwich Neighbourhood Plan Forum

Project summary:
Project: To gather the views of local residents regarding local regeneration to steer the future development of the community.
Time commitment: This project could probably be split into 2 or possibly 3 sub-projects, each drawing upon different skill sets.
·         The first part would be concerned with developing and designing the survey, and deciding how best to maintain contact with the stakeholder groups. A volunteer with experience of Social Research would be ideal for this part of the project.
·         The second part would be to design the database/input method to store and analyse the results
·         The third part would be the analysis itself, and drawing the conclusions.
(The second and third parts could probably be combined.)
Each part would take a few days (5) over the course of a month, with the total project taking a few months (to carry out the survey, etc). If different volunteers undertook different parts there would have to be some collaboration/handover.
The volunteer(s) selected would be required to discuss the scope with East Greenwich and use the project proposal form to scope out what is achievable in the time available.  Due to the time commitment this project would suit a pair or team of volunteers.
Location: East Greenwich, SE10. Initial meeting on site would be very helpful. Other than this it can probably be done remotely
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 3rd November.

Information about the organisation:
Charitable objectives:
a) Help promote and improve the social, economic and environmental well-being of residents within the relevant area of East Greenwich
b) Work with all relevant parties to achieve the sustainable regeneration of the area ensuring adequate provision of community infrastructure and amenities
c) Encourage high standards of development and architecture in creating a place where people want to live, work and visit
d) Represent the views of the local community and to ensure its voice is heard as part of the planning process and development of the area
e) Hold meetings, lectures and exhibitions
f) Raise funds by way of subscription, donation or otherwise
e) Do all such other lawful things as are necessary for the attainment of the aforesaid objects
Main activities of the organisation: 
To bring together the community to ensure we have an input into planning and development decisions within our local area as per the localism act 2012.

We are also recruiting a volunteer for the following project:

Willow
Project summary:
Project: Understanding the prevalence of serious illness in young people: To understand future demand on its service Willow needs to better understand the number of people that are diagnosed and suffering with serious illness.
Time commitment: approx. 1-3 weeks.  This can be spread out over a longer time period.  The volunteer selected would be required to discuss the scope with Willow and use the project proposal form to scope out what is achievable in the time available.  Due to the time commitment this project would suit a pair or team of volunteers.
Location: Hertfordshire. Much of the research will be online although telephone and email exchanges may be required to better understand the data. Therefore mostly this can be done from a location of the volunteer’s choice. One or two days scoping and catch up at Willow’s offices in Welwyn Garden City or a London location.
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 Friday 28th October.
Information about the organisation:
Charitable objectives:
To improve the quality of life of young adults aged 16 to 40 with life-threatening illnesses through the provision of Special Days.
Main activities of the organisation: 
Willow is the only national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days. These Special Days enable them and their families to reconnect and refocus on each other while enjoying an activity of their choosing. A day for them, a day about them and a day that will create memories they will all treasure forever.

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 as part of a pair or with the support of a mentor please indicate on your application and we can facilitate this. 

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/Probono