Business Mentor

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Our volunteer business mentors are paired with the leaders of 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, 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 business volunteers across the UK. You will have the chance to work 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, supporting over 3,000 amazing community sports clubs and groups that are using the power of sport to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people. We support clubs by providing free business support so that they have the skills and resources to continue their work. We also have a network of volunteer mentors who work with our members providing expert consultancy on a range of business issues.










Minimum of 6 hours a month.


Experience required: We require our volunteer to 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 or Finance.
Travel details: Volunteers are expected to make their own travel arrangements but full travel expenses will be paid on a monthly basis.
Minimum age: 25


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteers are expected to make their own travel arrangements but full travel expenses will be paid on a monthly basis.
Training details: All volunteers are given full induction training about their role in Sported and are then supported throughout their volunteering by Sported staff and a Volunteer Team.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 2 months ago

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.