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 Café - Online Networking

Become an Alumni Coach and talk to students from your faculty about graduating and navigating the world of work in our series of online networking events taking place throughout the year.

Find out more and sign up to Coach Café

The Firm

Spring 2024

If you’re a lawyer, solicitor or barrister working in Sheffield or the wider North, get involved in The Firm 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

GEC January 2025

EYH February 2025

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 2025

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

City Connections - Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences

Northern City Connections -  November 2024

Have you built a successful career in Sheffield or the North?  We're looking for alumni like you to inspire students from underrepresented backgrounds to build a career here. Attend our networking event to meet fellow alumni and share your experiences of living and working in Sheffield or the wider north with students from the faculties of Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences.

Register your interest for NCC 2024

London City Connections - March 2025

Our flagship London City Connections programme will return in March 2024. We’re looking for senior-level, Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities alumni who are based in London, to attend our evening networking event. Meet other London alumni and share your experiences of living and working in the capital to inspire students from underrepresented backgrounds.

Register your interest in London City Connections

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Year-round activities

Provide work-based learning opportunities

Offering a placement or internship can be a transformational experience; both for the student and for your organisation. Students can bring new ideas and skills as well as expertise from their department to help deliver a project at your organisation.

Register your interest

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.

To register your interest, click the button below.

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 employers@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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