Community Action

Community Action Volunteering Opportunity | Project 6 - Specialist Mentor Volunteering

Project overview 

Specialist Mentoring Scheme works with vulnerable young people across Sheffield and hardest to reach young people in a one to one capacity. We are funded by Sheffield city council to help young people reach their goals this is done by doing different activities with young people.

This role involves

Specialist Mentor Volunteering invovlves taking young people out minimum once every two weeks doing different activities with them. Talking to young people and building a trusting and positive relationship

The project has strict Covid-19 policies and guidelines around working with young people. Every activity is risk assessed and all PPE is given to make sure volunteers are safe.


Accross Sheffield      

Benefits for others

Rest bite for family, someone different to talk to who isn’t a professional, more support, Enjoyment, being able to participate in healthy activities, meeting new people, sense of belonging, building their independence

Hours per week

2 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months

DBS required


Benefits to self

Training, Experience, On-going support, Meeting new people, Supports wellbeing, References if looking to work with young people, Feeling valued, being heard and listened to

Skills and experience required

Outgoing, punctual, understanding, caring, good listening skills, reliable

Expenses information

Volunteer expenses will be reimbursed.

How to apply

To apply for this volunteering role please email volunteering@shu.ac.uk

If you have any questions about the accessibility of this volunteering role; or any questions in general, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


If you are interested in the opportunity please email the Volunteering team at volunteering@shu.ac.uk who will be able to get you started!

Want to volunteer virtually? Check out our Virtual Volunteering Opportunities here

If you have any questions about any of our Volunteering Opportunities just email the volunteering team at volunteering@shu.ac.uk and don’t forget to log your volunteering hours to achieve volunteering awards.