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Volunteers for charities

Specialist volunteers
for charities

These organisations offer specialist skills and volunteers for UK charities. Some charge a small fee, some of them offer volunteers as part of a wider package of support, but all are basically philanthropic. Inclusion in this list is for information only, and does not constitute a recommendation. I am sure there are many organisations I have forgotten - do let me know of any more I can add to the list - Judith Brodie



CAF Charity Advisory

“We work with charity leaders and trustees to help their organisations become sustainable and resilient. We offer a broad range of expertise drawn from CAF's work with charities, companies, major donors and our research into charitable giving and philanthropy. Our work with charities is focused predominantly in the following areas: Funding and income generation strategies; Strategic planning: including organisational reviews and futurology; Board development and governance.”

Corporate Schemes

Many partnerships between companies and charities now involve employees in the company volunteering with the charity or charities.

Charity IT Association (CITA)

"We have a passion for helping Charities get the most from their IT”

Coalition for Efficiency

“Our projects are designed with like-minded individuals and organisations, to help small charities and social enterprises focus on maximising their impact”

Cranfield Trust

“Our free management consultancy service provides tailored business advice and solutions exclusively for charities..”

Datakind UK

Datakind “is an independently-run charity that upholds DataKind's vision of using data in the service of humanity. DataKind UK supports charities and social enterprises large and small across a variety of issue areas.”


“Impetus finds, funds and builds the most promising charities focused on transforming the lives of disadvantaged young people..”


“LawWorks is a charity working in England and Wales to connect volunteer lawyers with people in need of legal advice, who are not eligible for legal aid and cannot afford to pay and with the not-for-profit organisations that support them..”

LinkedIn for Nonprofits

“LinkedIn For Nonprofits offers many ways for your organization to benefit from the largest professional network in the world. Whether you’re looking to find and develop talent, drive nonprofit awareness and build community, fundraise/development or develop your talent and volunteers, we can help.”

Media Trust

“We support charities and underrepresented communities across the UK to build their communications skills through our innovative training, volunteering and content creation programmes..”

The OR Society

“Our Pro Bono OR scheme connects volunteer analysts with good causes. Analysts donate their time and skills to help charities or other voluntary organisations facing difficult decisions or looking for improvement.”


“Pilotlight transforms the lives of disadvantaged people in the UK by offering charities and social enterprises access to the strategic business support they need to become more efficient, effective and sustainable.”

Reach Volunteering

“Reach is the leading skills-based volunteering charity in the UK. We are the single biggest source of trustees for the voluntary sector in the UK. Connecting people, skills and good causes is our mission and our passion..”


“TrustLaw is the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono legal programme. We connect high-impact NGOs and social enterprises working to create social and environmental change with the best law firms and corporate legal teams to provide them with free legal assistance. We produce groundbreaking legal research and offer innovative training courses worldwide.”

Whitehall and Industry Group – People Exchange

“Charity Next gives organisations in the not-for-profit sector the opportunity to benefit from hosting and nurturing emerging talent in the public sector through short-term, project-based secondments..”

Worshipful Company of Management Consultants

“We have built up an enviable record in helping and developing Third Sector organisations with our pro bono consultancy and mentoring”

Worshipful Company of Information Technologists

“We believe that our model of IT with funding, pro bono expertise and cross-charity collaboration add exceptional value to the causes we support.””


“UnLtd finds, funds and supports social entrepreneurs - enterprising people with solutions that change our society for the better.”