Volunteer Business Mentor

  • VO79896


Sported is a charity and membership organisation, supporting community sport clubs and youth groups across the UK which uses the power of sport to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people. We support the inspirational local heroes that run these organisations by providing much needed professional expertise and volunteer business support, so that they can become bigger, more sustainable and more effective.
We have volunteering opportunities in Scotland with a range of flexible options. As little as one hour of your time per month could make a massive difference to our members.
Through the power of sport our members are transforming the lives of the most disadvantaged young people in the UK. Volunteer with Sported, meet the inspirational heroes of grassroots sport and leave a lasting legacy in your community!
We are currently recruiting for 2 types of volunteering roles:

  1. Mentor Placements
    Our volunteers are carefully matched with a Sported member club within their locality, who they then support on a one-to-one basis, typically for a period of between three to six months.
  2. Light Touch Support (short-term flexible volunteering)
    Our volunteers provide short-term support by helping Sported members with specific questions or challenges. The support may take the form of one-off advice or between one to three sessions, which can be delivered via your chosen communication method (e.g. face-to-face, over the phone/Skype or email). This option is perfect for those volunteers who may not have the time to commit to an extended mentor placement or may be in between projects.
    Why volunteer with Sported?
    • Have a lasting impact on your local community
    • Opportunities to share professional skills and expertise
    • Varied and Flexible placements
    • Full induction, plus Training and personal development opportunities
    • Support from a local Sported Regional Manager and Volunteer Services Team
    • Opportunities to work with a range of different communities and types of organisations
    What skills/experience do you need?
    We are looking for volunteers who have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in at least one of the following areas: Fundraising; Business; PR & Marketing; Impact & Evaluation; Governance; Finance; Strategic Planning. Skills include an Interest in transferring knowledge and skills to others; Facilitation, training or mentoring; Communication skills; oral and building rapport.

Organisation aims and objectives

Sported are one of the leading Sport for Change charities, helping almost 3,000 community sport groups survive and thrive. Our members use the power of sport to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people and build stronger and safer communities.










Frequency and commitment details

3-4 hours per month for between 3 to 6 months per placement


Experience required: Sported is seeking professionals with expertise in business and strategic planning, finance, marketing and PR, fundraising, governance and impact measurement to support our growing membership of community sport and youth groups with at least 5 years experience.
Travel details: Local to your community
Minimum age: 25

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