I am frequently asked: “How do I get into project management.” The answer of course depends upon the background and experience of the individual. A frequent suggestion is that the person goes to a charity and offer to volunteer and gain some project management experience that way.
Up to today, there was no where to send anyone, no where to say here’s a place that may well help you. That’s all changed. Well done Arras People who have just launched their Voluntary Project Management Job Board
As some of you may know, I am a Trustee of Epilepsy Action and anything that helps and supports charities and at the same time helps job hunters is a great idea. As Arras People say:
The Voluntary Project Management Job Board is free to use to advertise for any unpaid volunteer project management posts. This is an opportunity for charities, not-for-profit, social enterprise organisations who need to attract volunteer project management people to their organisations.
The job board covers all the UK and all charitiable areas.
The Volunteer Project Management Job Board is also a useful addition for people looking for voluntary opportunities in the project management field. Currently there is not one single provision that allows volunteers to quickly and easily find a volunteer position in project management.
Voluntary work in the project management area is an excellent way for the newly qualified, graduate or job seeker seeking a path into project management to gain valuable on the job practical experience. It’s also an excellent way for current experienced project management professionals to work in a new area or to just have the opportunity to put something back into their local communities or social area.
Well done to Arras People. A great idea one we should all support.
You can find the Voluntary Project Management Job board here