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.
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.