Volunteering opportunities

Whether you're a recent graduate or an expert in your field, there are lots of opportunities for you to guide and inspire Sheffield students, both face-to-face and online.

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Our opportunities focus on supporting students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds, ensuring your time and support goes to those who need it most.

If you’re interested in volunteering please register here:

I am interested in being an Alumni Volunteer

Upcoming opportunities

Coach Cafe - Online Networking

This year we are launching Coach Cafe, a new virtual programme of alumni-student networking taking place across the University. Sign up as an Alumni Coach and talk to students from your faculty about graduating and navigating the world of work.

Find out more and sign up to Coach Cafe

Global Engineering Challenge & Engineering You’re Hired

January and February 2022

Take part in the Global Engineering Challenge (24-28 January 2022) and Engineering You’re Hired (31 January - 4 February) project days to help first and second year students tackle real life engineering problems.

Registration closed

London City Connections

March 2022

London City Connections returns on Wednesday 16 March 2022 and we’re looking for senior-level, Social Sciences alumni to attend our exciting networking event. Share your experiences of living and working in London with Social Sciences students from underrepresented backgrounds.

Register your interest in London City Connections

Northern City Connections

May 2022

Arts and Humanities alumni working in Sheffield or the wider North are needed for our Northern City Connections networking event on Wednesday 4 May 2022. You will advise and inspire Arts and Humanities students who are interested in working in the North.

Register your interest in Northern City Connections

The Firm

If you’re a lawyer, solicitor or barrister working in Sheffield or the wider North, get involved in The Firm, our brand new initiative to support Law students. Students will visit different firms based in the North, then join us for an evening networking reception to speak to you and fellow alumni.

Register your interest in The Firm

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Year-round activities

Tell your story

Inspire students by sharing your story through an alumni case study. It could be about your time at university, your career journey or things you've learned along the way. Alumni profiles are a fantastic way for prospective and current students to visualise where their time at Sheffield may lead them.

Submit a profile

Offer guidance and advice

Mentoring is a great way to share your experience and develop your own skills. You can offer an insight into your job, the skills required, the challenges you face and your advice for students wanting to pursue a similar role to your own. Communication is by email and/or video call and is typically one exchange per week with your mentee for 8-10 weeks.

Become an eMentor

Provide a job opportunity

Whether it's part-time work, internships, placements, full-time roles or graduate-level schemes, we are always happy to share employment opportunities with our students and graduates.  

Advertise a vacancy

Take on a fundraising challenge

Fundraising is another fantastic way of giving back to your University. From scholarships to medical research, if there's a cause that's important to you, why not start your fundraising journey today?

Fundraise for us

Hear from fellow Sheffield alumni about why they love volunteering

If you have any questions please get in touch

Contact us: alumnivolunteering@sheffield.ac.uk​​​​​


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