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Make a difference to the wellbeing of your local community by using your professional skills!

What is Skilled Volunteering?

We define skilled volunteering as using a professional skill to help a Social Good Organisation develop its capacity. We work with a number of SGO’s, including community groups, charities and social enterprises, all of which are working to make a positive difference in their local community.

Social Good Organisations are in need of all types of skills. These can range from from legal, finance, marketing, IT, strategy, video production and graphic design to name just a few. We work to match them with top talent so they can make an even greater impact.

All of our projects are short-term (no longer than 6 months), structured with flexible time commitments to fit in to busy schedules. We work closely with volunteers and SGO’s to develop projects that work for everyone, with the aims of creating both a positive experience for every volunteer and a valuable product for each organisation.

If you are highly skilled and looking to volunteer, please get in touch! We’d love to hear from you!

Why do we need Skilled Volunteering?

People want to help

There are many people like you who have skills and time they would like to share but don’t always know how to go about it.

Link UP provides skills-based volunteering in a structured and professional environment for people to undertake meaningful projects that have flexible time commitments. Whatever your skills may be (design, finance, marketing, photography, to name a few), they are needed in your community.

Brings communities together

Link UP aims to strengthen communities by connecting available resources (skills) to need (charities who need those skills). In doing so, individuals and groups who might not have met otherwise, learn about each other, improve understanding and become more connected.

Good news for charities

Charities are feeling the pinch from dwindling financial support and can struggle to access the resources they need to have the impact they desire within their communities.

Volunteer consultants’ professional skills, industry specific knowledge, energy and talents increase Social Good Organisation’s effectiveness in reaching those who need them most.

And healthy too!

Volunteering has been proven to have a positive impact on health and well-being and confidence. It is a great way to get to know others and provides an opportunity to practise existing skills or learn new ones. It allows for new experiences and affords a sense of achievement and much, much more…