Here at JCI, we believe in learning by doing while creating positive change, and there are few better ways to do this than skilled volunteering.
Skilled volunteering is about applying professional skills to organisations like charities, NGOs, or schools which don’t always the resources to pay for them, but often need them the most. We partner with two organisations to allow our members to contribute to important causes while developing CV-enhancing skills at the same time.
London Chamber of Commerce & Industry
The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the city’s largest business network, helping British businesses grow through international trade since 1881. It provides access to a realm of networking opportunities, business support and contribution to LCCI activities, amongst these being:
- The LCCI Members Lounge
- Young Chamber Programme
- Exclusive access to events and webinars
- Business support
Link UP London
Link UP brings together volunteers willing to share their professional skills with local charities, community groups and social enterprises who need those skills to make a real difference in the community. Their skilled volunteers work on projects that range from a few hours over 1 day, to 40 hours over a 6 month period. Projects are structured, short-term and flexible to fit into busy schedules.
Examples of past Link UP projects:
- HR policy review and simplification for a citizen’s advice service.
- Financial and tax analysis for a young mothers network’s fundraising activities.
- Volunteer management and engagement for a community legal practice.
Click here to express interest in volunteering for a project.
London School of Business & Finance
The London School of Business & Finance (LSBF) offers industry focused programmes designed to reflect global market trends. Coming under the Global University System, it has grown from a single college to a specialist business school providing executive education courses as well as postgraduate degrees
BPP University focuses on building careers through education, with schools based in key areas of Law, Business & Technology, Nursing and Heath. BPP is a global leader in education with education over 80,000 learners each year, producing learning materials that are used in 150 countries.
With students keen to gain access to employability skills and support, the BPP mentorship program is to match students with the right mentors within JCI London who have relevant experience and industry knowledge in specific areas.
Click here to join the mentorship scheme