Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteering
Volunteering Hungary is an organization that helps local volunteers find opportunities and the partner organizations that engage them with information, advice and training, to make the best use of their volunteers’ effort. It was 4 years ago when András F. Tóth started to think on a broader scale and discovered a way the corporations could better leverage their volunteers – through the so called pro bono service.
While employees at nonprofits may lack some of the expertise needed to keep operations running smoothly, employees at corporations may feel they lack the time and opportunity to serve their community. In Singapore, one organization seeks to solve these problems and unlock the mutual benefits of working together.
Donald Spano enjoys doing something most of us don’t: taxes. In fact, he likes doing taxes so much he’s devoted 21 years post-retirement to volunteering as an AARP tax preparer. Now a regional coordinator for the service, Donald manages logistics for a team of about 4,000 volunteers who spend the season helping senior citizens complete their tax forms for free.