Volunteering for a Cranfield Trust assignment or to support HRNet is a fantastic way of donating your time and management expertise to help a non-profit organisation change and grow. The challenge of finding effective solutions to improve people’s lives with limited resources will put your business skills to the test. You will also have the chance to gain an understanding of voluntary organisations and social issues close to home.
Cranfield Trust projects are flexibly tailored to fit around your work and other commitments. As a volunteer consultant, you will typically provide five to seven days’ time over a few months to a year and will have a dedicated Cranfield Trust Project Manager to support you. As an HRNet volunteer, you will receive online questions which can be answered from the comfort of your desk.
Business Volunteer Consultants
The aim is to provide mentoring help and advice to build skills and expertise in the client organisation. The experience is rewarding for both sides; 80% of volunteers and clients stay in touch after the project is complete.
Skilled HR professionals can also make a valuable contribution through HRNet, by answering technical questions for charities on real life employment issues. To become an HRNet panel member you must have up to date technical knowledge of employment law and practice, and we welcome HR generalists (not trainers, as this skill is more relevant to project work) as well as those specialising in Health and Safety at Work and pensions. This role will usually take no more than a few hours each month.
Share your business skills with charities
The variety of assignments and flexible style of support mean that there is often a project to suit your lifestyle, whether you are working full-time, are self-employed, retired or between jobs.
If you would like to support us in other ways - such as promoting the Cranfield Trust to your corporation or becoming a regular donor - please do get in touch. Every effort helps alleviate deprivation, disability and social exclusion.
For information, or to get involved as a volunteer management consultant or HRNet panel member, please contact us.
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