The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and Volunteering ACT have launched a program to help not-for-profit organisations find certified project managers.
The Skilled Community Network Program will source project talent via the AIPM database, essentially providing a pool of volunteers with high-level project management skills for not-for-profit organisations.
“This program will build the capacity of the not-for-profit sector. Research suggests that while 12% of volunteers are engaged at a level of their expertise, there is more we can be doing to encourage this,” said Maureen Cane, CEO of Volunteering ACT.
David Bryant, AIPM’s ACT Chapter President, said the program was the perfect way for members to engage with the community. “This partnership with Volunteering ACT is a natural way to ensure the skills of our members can be used to enhance the not-for-profit sector locally.”
Project volunteers who use their skills in this manner will also be eligible to earn continuing professional development points, “a true win-win for all parties,” noted Bryant.
Volunteering ACT’s members are now able to submit projects that require voluntary project management assistance using its Job Request Form.
“We look forward to seeing the fantastic results of this mutually beneficial partnership and sharing the successes with the community,” said Cane.