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Specialist Volunteers for Charities

Since my first CEO role I have been struck by the range of organisations who offer specialist skills and volunteers for UK charities either free or for a small charge.  I have been lucky enough to work with some amazing companies and colleagues in this way who have contributed enormously to the charities I was working with.  So I thought I would put together this list.  

This list is indicative not exhaustive – and the links were current at the time of compilation (2022).  Do let me know of any more I can add to the list – Judith Brodie

Inclusion in this list is for information only and does not constitute a recommendation.

The OR Society

“Pro Bono OR helps third sector organisations enhance their impact by improving operations, efficiency and decision making.”

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 Not-for-Profits Programme brokers legal advice to small not-for-profit organisations on a wide range of legal issues, to support the continuation and expansion of their services to people in need. The advice is given for free (pro bono).”


“We have a unique approach to working with our charities. We provide them with core funding, the expertise of our dedicated Investment team and access to our world class pro bono network. We work shoulder-to-shoulder with their leaders to help them become stronger organisations that transform the lives of the young people they serve.”

Datakind UK

“DataKind UK helps social change organisations use data science to have more of an impact. We do this by connecting them with some of the UK’s best data scientists for free.”

Cranfield Trust

“Our pro bono management consultancy is available to charities addressing human welfare issues in England, Scotland and Wales. We work with charities of all sizes to maximise potential, build resilience and strengthen management skills. ”