City professionals searching for volunteering roles as part of their New Year resolutions may consider a volunteer recruitment website seeking specialist skills as a good first port of call.
icaewvolunteers.com launched last year as a direct response to the challenges that charities face in finding volunteers with business and finance skills is a collaboration between The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and Chartered Accountants’ Benevolent Association (CABA).
It allows unlimited, free role postings for all not-for-profit organisations, including charities, schools and social enterprises. Any role can be added and the website is free to use by anyone, not just Chartered Accountants and finance professionals.
For volunteers the website provides a no-obligation opportunity to browse roles to see what’s out there and is completely free to use. The site has been specifically created with ease of use in mind to help those who want to volunteer find the right project or role for them.
Charities upload their roles and proactively search for the people they’re looking for quickly and easily. Users can set filters for sectors, qualifications, location, availability, time commitment, skills and preferred roles to find their ideal candidate.
This facility is a free resource for organisations who would like to encourage their employees to volunteer and, also, can link directly to Corporate Social Responsibility policies.
Nick Brooks, Chair of ICAEW’s Charity and Voluntary Sector Group said: “The driving force behind the website came from a desire to help charities find volunteers with the expertise needed to fill specialist roles. “
And, in his role as Head of Not for Profit at Kingston Smith LLP, Brooks, said: “We repeatedly encounter charitable organisations that are struggling to find the right people, particularly those with relevant specialist skills in areas such as business and finance. I was convinced that a way needed to be found to marry up the two groups.”
For more information and potential new charitable experiences visit http://www.icaewvolunteers.com/
To discover similar websites and advice on volunteering read our volunteering page.