Each year, hundreds of alumni volunteers draw on their knowledge, experience and expertise to help the next generation of Leeds graduates to succeed.
Help our students to flourish by offering careers advice, sharing knowledge about your industry, mentoring students or providing work experience.
When you volunteer at Leeds, you’ll develop your existing leadership and mentoring skills, expand your professional network and experience the pride and satisfaction that comes with helping students to achieve their goals.
Sign up to become a volunteer by emailing the alumni volunteering team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ways you can volunteer
Internships and placements
Offer internships or placements and benefit from the specialist skills, new ideas and enthusiasm that our students can provide.
Our students thrive when alumni give them real-life insights into the world of work. You could be the mentor or e-mentor that launches a student’s career.
Other voluntary opportunities
Take a look at our alumni volunteering opportunities to learn how you can inspire our students and potential applicants.
Alumni volunteer: Natasha Barbar-Evans
In this video, Natasha talks about how she supports students as an alumni volunteer:
Michelle Iyalla-Harry (Petroleum Engineering 2012)
“Throughout my education and career, I’ve been fortunate to have great mentors (and still do). I’d like to do my part to help others as well.”
Sandeep Kinge (Environmental Engineering and Project Management 2006)
“Being able to help upcoming graduates to choose the right path, something I struggled with when I had graduated 15 years ago, is fantastic.”
Maria Ventura (Japanese Business 2012)
“I am happy to teach youngsters not to make my mistakes. Thanks to people who volunteer, we can improve the delicate passage between study and work.”
Andy Horne (Politics 2001)
“I enjoy making a positive contribution to others. It’s rewarding and enlightening.”
Liza Kellett (Spanish and Portuguese 1988; MA 1998)
“I am always so impressed by the students I work with – in awe of them really. Their global (and local!) perspective and strong values are inspiring.”
Lynette Akong (Geographical Information Systems 2011)
“The mentor-mentee relationship allows both the established and developing professionals to learn from each other's experiences.”