Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Pro Bono O.R. projects with Diabetes UK, The OR Society and Action 4 London


Please find details of three new projects below with Action 4 London, The OR Society and Diabetes UK. 

Action 4 London

Project summary:
Project: Impact 4 London
To aid the organization to:
1. Identify and quantify the potential impact of Action4London’s activities
2. Design methods for measuring quantitative impact of activities
Time commitment: approx. 5 days over 2-3 months, though this will need to be checked by the volunteer(s) in the light of information gathered at their first meeting
Location: London, W1C 1BB. Mix of onsite and remote working
Please read project scope  and if you feel you are able to offer your assistance please complete the application form and return to me along with your CV by midnight on Sunday 11th December.

Information about the organisation:
Charitable objectives:
A4L supports the most disadvantaged communities in London through the actions of sharing of over 150 volunteers.
Main activities of the organisation: 
Group volunteering, mentoring and self-empowerment courses

The OR Society

Project summary:
Project: Development of an Impact Survey tracking and reporting process and tool: Pro Bono O.R. has been tracking the impacts of charities who have been supported by our volunteers. We now need help to develop a spreadsheet system for capturing and reporting project impacts.
Time commitment: approx. 3-4 days, though this will need to be checked by the volunteer(s) in the light of information gathered at their first meeting.
Location: This project can be carried out remotely. An initial kick off meeting could be held in Birmingham, London or remotely via Skype.
Please read project scope  and if you feel you are able to offer your assistance please complete the application form and return to me along with your CV by midnight on Sunday 11th December.

Information about the organisation:
Charitable objectives:
Advance knowledge of and interest in Operational Research and to advance education in Operational Research. 
Main activities of the organisation: 


·        Publications
·        Training programme
·        Conferences and events
·        OR in Schools
·        Pro Bono O.R.



Diabetes UK

Project summary:
Project: Delivering an excellent customer experience: Diabetes UK want to improve the way they deal with all supporters. Map current processes, identify problems, design improved processes.
Time commitment: approx. 20 days, although though this will need to be checked by the volunteer(s) in the light of information gathered at the first meeting.  If possible, it would be useful if the volunteer(s) could commit to a block of work rather than spreading the project out over several months.
This project would be suitable for a pair or team of volunteers.
Location: Whitechapel E1 1FH. Mix of onsite and remote working
Please read project scope  and if you feel you are able to offer your assistance please complete the application form and return to me along with your CV by midnight on Sunday 11th December.

Information about the organisation:
Charitable objectives:
To be experts in the field of diabetes care, treatment and research
Main activities of the organisation: 
We care for, connect with and campaign on behalf of all people affected by and at risk of diabetes, reaching people with diabetes in local communities across the UK.  

If you would like to volunteer on a project but are not able to commit to the full time requirement please let me know as it may be possible to pair you up with another analyst.  

Lastly if you would like to work on a project as part of a pair or with the support of a mentor please indicate on your application and we try to facilitate this. 

I look forward to hearing from you and once again thank you for your help and support.

For further information about the scheme please visit: http://www.theorsociety.com/Probono