Research Outline

Volunteer Opportunities for Executives


To a get a list of potential non-profits where you can volunteer your skill and time. These non-profits must have opportunities for people with executive experience.

Early Findings

  • The research team has created a spreadsheet for the non-profits identified. In the spreadsheet, we have provided information on two non-profits that have opportunities for executive work, namely 501 Commons (Executive Service Corps Program) and the International Executive Service Corps (IESC).

International Executive Service Corps (IESC)

  • IESC's services covers eight areas of expertise, including enterprise development, finance and investments, market linkages, market-driven agriculture, workforce development, enabling environment, capacity building, and farmer-to-farmer.
  • IESC has worked on projects in Africa, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia.
  • Some of the available positions include Agriculture and Agriculture Finance F2F Volunteer Experts, Agricultural Groups and Cooperatives Management Expert Volunteer, Access to Markets Specialist, Business Enabling Environment / Policy Reform Manager, Business Plan Development for a Social Enterprise, Business Regulations & Institutional Reform, and much more.

501 Commons (Executive Service Corps Program)

  • The organization provides "30+ services, including a full range of management consulting; technology consulting (IT planning and database development); outsourced HR, accounting, IT infrastructure, and database management services; professional development and board training; and free information and referral services."
  • 501 Commons (Executive Service Corps) operates everywhere in the United States, only.
  • Expert volunteers are matched to existing projects based on the skills and experience required for each project. As such, existing opportunities are not accessible.