Probono Week 2019
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. Each year 100s of pro bono events are organsied in more than 20 countries across 5 continents engaging and recognising pro bono service.
iVolunteer, a member of Global Probono Network, is committed to spread the probono movement in India. In 2017 and 2018, iVolunteer organised more than 50 pro bono projects to celebrate the Probono Week.
What is Pro Bono?
“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.
2019 Pro Bono Week
Pro Bono Week 2019, held from October 20 to 26, 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? Browse below.
Would you like to share your pro bono projects on iVolunteer.in ? Please contact neha@iVolunteer.in.