About Skills-Based Volunteerism

Skills-based volunteerism aligns individuals’ service activities with the tasks or issues they are most qualified to address, thereby exponentially increasing the value of volunteers’ time and potential impact.


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Pro bono service is a specific type of skills-based volunteering where volunteers contribute their professional skills, often to support a nonprofit’s internal operations. Simply put, pro bono projects are “professional services made accessible to organizations serving the public good, generally without expectation of a fee.”

For the purposes of this website, we will use the terms skills-based volunteerism and pro bono interchangeably.