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Information for supporters

This is a photograph kindly donated by small charity member Reading Matters.

Our free skills sharing and mentoring service equips charities with the experience and knowledge they need to best serve their causes. Volunteering as a supporter with us gives you the chance to use your skills by mentoring, advising or guiding a small charity through a particular challenge or area of work.

I have volunteering as a mentor for 3 charities so far and I really enjoy it - it gives me an opportunity to text my skills and knowledge and look at innovative ways to help.


How it works

  • Volunteer supporters work 1-2-1 with a trustee, staff or volunteer from a small charity to help them build their skills and confidence.

     

  • Rather than doing the hands-on work for the charity, volunteer supporters mentor, advise and guide the charity in a specific area of their work e.g. business planning, finance or HR.

     

  • Matches could simply be a one-off phone call or continue for a couple of years. They can be remote or face-to-face and are flexible to meet both the charity and the supporter's needs.

This is an image to demonstrate how volunteer supporters work 1-2-1 with a trustee

Why get involved

Volunteering as a supporter with us allows you to give something back by using the skills you already have. What's more, volunteering your time to a small charity has a whole host of benefits, including:

  • Developing new skills as a mentor or advisor

  • The opportunity to use your skills in a new context or in a different way

  • Improved self-confidence through advising and supporting others

  • A chance to give something back by using the skills you already have

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If you would like to sign up to our skills sharing and mentoring service to volunteer your skills, click on sign up and you will be taken the supporter's sign up page. If you have any further questions please call us on 0207 358 6490 or email [email protected].


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