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Professional Skills Exchange

The programme connects volunteers from a variety of professional backgrounds with organisations who are looking for short-term, capacity-building help

Programme aims

  • increase capacity, knowledge and skill base of voluntary and community organisations in Uttlesford

  • recruit and match suitably skilled professionals with voluntary and community organisations in need of short-term specialist support

  • increase the business awareness of voluntary and community organisations, the valuable work they undertake and the part they contribute to the community

  • promote a sense of community and positive awareness of volunteering throughout Uttlesford

Eligible Organisations

To be eligible for support from the programme, organisations need to be not-for-profit or a registered charity. They must be based in Uttlesford and provide services within the area. They must also have in mind a suitable short-term project or task that they need help with.

Eligible Volunteers

Volunteers are suitably experienced people from a variety of professional backgrounds that can provide specialist support to a wide range of not for profit organisations. They must have a genuine desire to help support others by sharing their skills and experiences and giving their time freely. They may be currently working full or part-time, between-jobs, retired or taking time out to raise a family.

If you are a skilled professional from any sector or industry you will have a valuable skill to offer.

As a professionally skilled volunteer it is desirable to have:

A willingness to commit to a short-term project or task

The ability to pass on skills, knowledge and experience

Some spare time to devote for the duration of the project or task plus enthusiasm, patience and flexibility

Two years relevant professional experience for each skill they would like to offer


Volunteer Centre Uttlesford, c/o Uttlesford District Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4ER - Tel: 01799 510525/510524
Opening Hours Monday to Thursday 9.30 to 1.30