Our Volunteering Scheme
The outcomes we deliver through our schools such as the Hammersmith Academy and Lilian Baylis Technology School, the Charity IT Association (CITA) and individual charities and social enterprises such as Lifelites and Thames Reach, demonstrate the power of our approach of combining skills, money and strategic partnering. But with your help we could do so much more.
WCIT members have a huge variety of backgrounds. As well as IT professionals we also have academics, managers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, HR and marketing experts, all of whom have experience of the IT sector. Your knowledge of the potential of IT, and how its selection and deployment should be approached and governed, is second to none and your personal network of contacts can be a source of advice and guidance on many technical or business areas. As David Rippon, Chairman of the Charity IT Association (CITA) observes, “Small charities cannot afford highly paid consultants. Our knowledge and experience means we can offer expert help at very little cost to ourselves. The WCIT Projects and Pro Bono Panel and CITA provide a focus for those who want to help make a difference – join today!”
Charity IT Association (CITA)
We work in CITA with like minded organisations that have a passion for helping charities get the most from their IT. Mid-sized charities are typically under-resourced in the areas of IT, don't know whom to ask or to trust about their IT problems, and aren't aware of the resources available to them in terms of IT expertise.
CITA's first product is the Tech Surgery, offering a free, condensed initial consultancy engagement either to help resolve a specific problem, or to help a charity find the right resources to improve their exploitation of IT. WCIT volunteers are offered the opportunity to carry out these 2-hour consultancy assignments as they arise.