Business Mentor

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Our volunteer business mentors are paired with community sports clubs who need expertise in a particular area to become more sustainable and increase their capacity. Sported works closely to support our volunteers throughout the process, and the opportunities available are very flexible - from answering a 15 minute call from a club leader who has questions in your skill area, to delivering a workshop or a 6 month mentor placement.
As a Sported volunteer, you will have the opportunity to share your professional skills and expertise with community groups, having a huge effect on the sustainability and capacity of these clubs. Full induction is offered, as well as personal development opportunities, and you will join a network of skilled Sported volunteers across the UK. You will volunteer with a diverse range of people and organisations, and will receive support throughout from the Sported Volunteer Services team.
Most importantly you will have fun!

Organisation aims and objectives

Sported is a leading Sport for Change charity, helping to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people across the UK. We’re a membership organisation, working with over 3000 amazing community groups and organisations that are using the power of sport to tackle the root causes of some of society’s biggest problems, and giving disadvantaged young people the opportunities to succeed in life. We support the inspirational local heroes and heroines that run these clubs by providing free business and financial support so that they have the skills, knowledge and resources to continue their amazing work. We have a network of volunteer business mentors who work with our members on a one-to-one basis, providing expert consultancy on a range of business issues.










Minimum 6 hours per month with a minimum commitment of 6 months. Timings are flexible and dependent on the volunteer's commitments with the clubs they are working with.


Experience required: Volunteers should have at least 5 years experience in at least one business field. This could be in the following areas;- Business Planning. Marketing. Fundraising. Governance. Impact & Evaluations. Finance. The following skills would also be beneficial:- interest in transferring knowledge & skills to others; personable, patient, persistent and dedicated; facilitation, training or mentoring; good communication skills; problem solving; creative thinking; able to build relationships.
Travel details: The mentoring often occurs at the clubhouse of the sports group that is being supported. Volunteers will arrange their own travel arrangements to and from the location.
Minimum age: 21


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel costs are reimbursed.
Training details: Sported volunteers will be given full induction training prior to them starting their volunteering. They will then be supported by a Volunteer Services team to assist them in their role.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.