Volunteering opportunities

Whether you're a recent graduate or you've reached the pinacle of your career, there are lots of opportunities for you to guide and inspire Sheffield students. Our opportunities focus on supporting students from disadvantaged and under-represented backgrounds, ensuring your time and support goes to those who need it most.

Alumni volunteer, Tobias Oliver in the Students' Union auditorium

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 yours. Communication is by email and/or Skype 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


Other opportunities

Can you help students who don’t have contacts in their chosen careers? Whether it's giving a talk, leading a small group workshop or attending a larger networking reception with other alumni, there are lots of opportunities for you to share your knowledge and experience with students.

As well as giving them a valualable insight into your career, these events are a great way for you to build your own alumni networks. Once you have registered your interest, we will do our best to match you to the right opportunity to engage with our students.

Register your interest


Got something else to offer?

If there's another way in which you would like to support the University and our students through volunteering your time, we'd be delighted to here from you.

Contact us

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