Project Guide


This information will help you compile a project for a volunteer to provide technical advice to you or a member of your organisation on a regular basis for a set period.

Skills required

You’re likely to require the volunteer to have:

  • Experience at a senior level in the relevant field e.g. marketing, sales, finance, management
  • Experience in leadership, management or coaching (optional but beneficial)

Likely project deliverables

The pro bono professional will deliver the following:

  • A set number of advisory sessions with you or member of your organisation (eg fortnightly or monthly)
  • Provide advice on the topic area and feedback on ideas and planned activity

Estimated time required

Hours for a project like this will vary depending on the timeframe agreed.

Example of project steps with time estimates

Step one: Introductions

The not for profit staff member meets with the volunteer to discuss the objectives for the advice.

Likely time commitment for volunteer: one hour for initial meeting


Step two: Advisory sessions

For example, three one-hour advisory sessions are held once a month

Likely time commitment for volunteer: three hours for advice, plus one hour for any preparation or reflection

Check: before you list this project your organisation will have:

Identified a person that would benefit from support from a senior professional in a particular specialty, and can articulate the purpose of this.