Volunteers play a huge role in the life of the John Schofield Trust. We are always on the lookout for more volunteers, so please let us know if you would be interested. We currently have a number of opportunities that you might be interested in.
We are looking for experienced journalists from across the UK to work as volunteer mentors on our mentoring scheme for early career and apprentice journalists. This is a 12-month commitment, and the Trust offers advice and training to all the mentors who volunteer to work with us.
If you are interested in volunteering for as a mentor in our 2022 mentoring scheme, please fill in our new mentor questionnaire here. If you would like more information before applying, please fill out our contact form here.
We are looking for experienced journalists to work as volunteer mentors on our sixth form and FE college online mentoring scheme, which aims to give young people experience of the world of journalism. This is a shorter commitment, lasting 12 weeks, but it is a rewarding programme.
If you are interested, please fill in our new mentor questionnaire here. If you would like to find out more please fill out our contact form here. (If you are interested in both mentoring schemes, please let us know in the form – you only have to fill it out once.)
We’re expecting more applications to our early career & apprentice mentoring programme this year than ever before.
If you would like to volunteer to help with the selection & matching process this year, please contact us using our contact form here.
The Trust stages two masterclasses a month, where we cover the practical skills of journalism, like pitching, editing and to how to be a foreign correspondent, as well as one-to-one interviews with journalists like ITN’s Robert Moore.
If you would like to volunteer to speak at a masterclass for us, please fill out our contact form here.