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How can I help? Learn about Volunteering

There are many ways to volunteer for the Rhodes Trust and its partner organisations.

We are hugely grateful to the many alumni and supporters who already generously give their time.

Find out more about current opportunities below

  • Through the mentoring area on Rhodes Connect, our alumni can offer Scholars-in-Residence informal mentoring and advice through meetings and email exchange. These meetings are hugely valuable to Scholars, giving them the opportunity to gain insights into career sectors, develop networks and gain employability skills.

    Requirements: A desire to share knowledge and support a student to develop their employability skills.

    Time Commitment: Ad hoc or as often as you can offer.

    To register to be a mentor, please join Rhodes Connect, if you have not already registered or if you need any help logging in, please contact Once you have joined Rhodes Connect, go to your profile and select Mentoring information. Fill in the required information and we will be in touch.

  • Class Leaders are vital for helping us to reach out to their classmates to facilitate engagement opportunities, run reunion events and support fundraising efforts.

    We aim to have at least one Class Leader for every class year.

    Requirement: No requirements necessary but good network within your class year is a benefit

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours, approx. 3 times a year

    To find out more please contact

  • We run regular events and programming throughout the year, both for alumni and Scholars in Residence and are often on the lookout for event speakers, hosts and facilitators. We run events both virtually and in-person.

    Requirements: Interest in sharing knowledge and experience

    Time commitment: approx. 2-3 hours on an ad hoc basis

    If you are interested and able to help, please do let us know at, telling us a little about yourself and your experience and we will be in touch when an opportunity arises.

  • The Communications Team is looking for Rhodes Alumni to take part in our ongoing Q&A series, which feature on the Rhodes Scholar Blog. If you would be happy to contribute to this, we would love to include you.

    Requirements: None

    Time Commitment: 1 hour

    If you would be interested please contact Examples of previous Alumni Q&As can be found on our website.

  • Inspiring the next generation of young people who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage and commitment to deliver a positive impact upon the world is very important for us to solve 21st century global challenges. Please share our information pages with a young person you know could be a Rhodes Scholar.

  • Volunteers are vital in our selection process for the Trust, allowing us to shortlist and interview the thousands of applications we receive every year.

    If you would like to indicate your interest in becoming a selector, please let us know. Please note that posts are limited and we may not be able to match you to your desired opportunity. Furthermore, the Trust already has a waiting list of volunteers who wish to be involved in selection, so we may not be able to accommodate any additional requests in the next few rounds of selection.  To indicate your interest please email

  • Become a Rise Selector

    Identify the next generation of global talent - Rise is a program that finds promising young people and provides opportunity for life as they work to serve others. An initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust, Rise is the anchor program of a $1 billion commitment from Eric and Wendy Schmidt to find and support global talent. 

    Rise selectors review projects through a new innovative model and assess those who make it to the final application stage. 

    Follow this link for more information.