Pro Bono Week is a global celebration that takes place every year during the last week of October. It celebrates the pro bono ethic across the professions that use their talents to make a positive difference in local communities around the world. Every year, thousands of people volunteer their professional expertise in marketing, legal services, HR, strategy and IT to support nonprofits. In 2017, more than 50 events hosted in 17 countries have been organized during Pro Bono Week.
iVolunteer is a partner organisation of Global Probono Network and is committed to spread the probono movement in India. In 2017, iVolunteer organised more then 15 projects of probono during Probono Week- this year again 'Probono opportunity' has opened up for probono volunteers.
“Pro bono publico” is a Latin phrase meaning “for the public good”. Pro bono, or skill-based volunteering refers to the voluntary engagement of people who share their skills for free or nearly free with individuals or organizations who cannot access these skills, or who pursue a social goal. People can choose to support a non-profit organization or a person in need for example on their own free time, but some companies also offer their employees to participate in pro bono activities during their working time.
Pro Bono Week will provide an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the outstanding work of business professionals who volunteer their professional expertise throughout the year, and to inspire more local communities to provide valuable pro bono services to local organizations serving the public good.
Looking for projects to celebrate pro bono during Pro Bono Week? Search for Skill based Volunteering.
Would you like to share your pro bono project on the website? Please contact neha@iVolunteer.in.