Business and Social Enterprise
Businesses are often viewed as the culprits of social inequality, environmental degradation and economic distress of vulnerable people. But this isn’t always the case. There are now many examples where business is used for good.
The NGOs and social enterprises we partner with are always looking for skilled volunteers with business related skills. Whilst our social enterprise partner organisations use business for good, they still need to compete in the market. Receiving support from skilled volunteers with expertise in fields such as marketing, finance, design or monitoring and evaluation ensures the effectiveness and competitive of partner organisations, so that they can keep supporting their local communities in the future. NGOs can also benefit from these skills to support their organisational management.
Volunteers who join one of our skilled professional business and social enterprise related placements get the chance to:
- gain insights into local business practices or NGO management
- apply their skills to support inspiring change makers
- expand their skills and knowledge in their field
Similarly, business related internships with one of our NGOs or social enterprise offer a great learning experience for interested students, graduates or career changers, with the opportunity to gain hands on experience, take on new responsibilities and project ownership. As a volunteer for a business and social enterprise placement, no one day will be the same!