Pro Bono OR Volunteering


Pro Bono OR


Pro Bono OR Projects


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You can make a difference as a Pro Bono OR Volunteer

Our mission is to help charitable organisations tackle challenges and improve their impact.

Pro Bono OR enables third sector organisations to benefit from Operational Research (OR) and reach their full potential. As organisations face increasing pressure to reduce costs whilst improving efficiency and effectiveness, OR can play a key part in helping them survive and thrive.

You will have the opportunity to work with charitable organisations to define project objectives, undertake OR analysis and deliver outcomes. You can cultivate your skills and practice them in a wider arena, whilst helping third sector organisations improve. Pro Bono OR makes a huge difference by supporting charities with:

  • more effective decisions,
  • better strategy,
  • slicker systems,
  • measuring performance and impact,
  • improving data analysis and insight,
  • or indeed anything that will improve effectiveness

None of this would be possible without the hard work of our volunteers. Use your skills as a volunteer analyst to make a real difference to causes that you care about.

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Requirements for working on a Pro Bono OR Project

You must be at least one of the following:

  • A member of The OR Society
  • Have 2+ years of experience working in an OR-related field 
  • Be studying for a Masters/PhD with a tutor endorsement for the project

You can work as an individual or as part of a team, we also have mentors that can help you along the way.


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How to get involved

Join our community of Pro Bono OR volunteers for the latest project information.

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Resources for Pro Bono OR volunteers

We have a lot of resources for Pro Bono OR volunteers, designed to provide additional information, add context to working with the third sector and share resources that may help you with your Pro Bono OR project.