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

In 2022/23, we'll be running the second year of the new Coach Cafe programme. A virtual programme of alumni-student networking events 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

The Firm

November 2022 (Leeds) and Spring 2023 (Sheffield)

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 hosted by an alumni business to meet current students and fellow alumni.

Register your interest for The Firm

Global Engineering Challenge & Engineering You’re Hired

January and February 2023

Take part in the Global Engineering Challenge and Engineering You’re Hired project days to help first and second year students tackle real life engineering problems.

Register your interest for GEC & EYH 2023

Watch the Global Engineering Challenge 2022 HighlightsWatch the Engineering You're Hired 2022 Highlights

London City Connections

March 2023, London

Our flagship London City Connections programme will return in March 2023. We’re looking for senior-level, Social Sciences alumni who are based in London, 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

Alumni Panels

May - July 2023, online

Are you an international graduate? Do you want to inspire and help prospective students decide if they want to choose the University of Sheffield for their degree? Then we are looking for you! Alumni Panels is a programme of online panel events that aim to help international prospective students make the right decision for their future career.

Find out more and register your interest

Northern City Connections

Wednesday 16th November 2022

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

Register your interest in Northern City Connections

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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. Click below to advertise a vacancy or email us to find out how we can support you in recruiting a placement student at employerevents@sheffield.ac.uk.

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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