Volunteer Business Mentor

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Our volunteer business mentors are paired with community sports clubs who need expertise in a particular area e.g. business planning etc. Sported works closely to support our volunteers throughout the process, and the opportunities available are very flexible, this could range from answering a 15 minute call from a club leader who has a particular question, to delivering a workshop or a 6 month mentor placement.

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.










Around 3-4 hours per month. No minimum time period.


Experience required: Business Mentor volunteers should be over 25 and have at least 5 years business experience and be open-minded, personable and committed to Sported's aims and success. They should have good communication, mentoring and problem solving skills and be patient with a high level of personal integrity.
Travel details: At community sports clubs through Edinburgh and the Lothians. We will match volunteers to clubs when the club approaches us for support.
Minimum age: 25


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We will cover travel, and lunch expenses if necessary, for induction and any journey as part of the support to sports clubs. Expenses will be processed as soon as a completed expenses form is submitted.
Training details: Our induction session is flexible and can be conducted at a time and location to suit the volunteer. Additional training as required by the volunteer can be discussed at the induction session.

Last updated 2 months ago