Just as Donors contribute their time as Volunteers, nonprofits need to structure both long-term and temporary roles for Volunteers.
Leveraging project oriented, skill-based pro bono volunteers is an excellent way to expand your pool of resources by identifying and cultivating new relationships – Here are some possible opportunities to consider:
Financial and legal assistance
Resulting in new candidates for board membership
48in48.org offers annual weekend events in Atlanta, New York, Boston and Twin Cities where volunteers build/refresh websites for nonprofit organizations with annual operating budgets less than $3m.
Working with local business schools:
The Harvard Business School Community Action Partners (CAP) program offers annual (Oct-May) management consulting projects with volunteer teams of 6 consultants. Boston-area agencies must have a minimum of five paid full-time staff and not be in crisis. Applications due by June 1 each year.