If you would like to volunteer with us, please get in touch and let us know what you could offer. In particular, we are always looking for volunteer mentors and group facilitators or trainers:

Mentoring: Please let us know what skills you are able to offer, any particular sectors or types of business you feel able to help, where you are located and how much time you are prepared to give and we will link you with one or more borrower. Mentoring is not giving advice, it is about listening, encouraging and helping the business owner reach his own decisions.

Facilitating a self-reliant group – would you like to start a group or do you know some people who want to be involved? You could help facilitate a group – these can be transformational for group members and help those furthest away from employment. Purple Shoots will provide all the training and support that’s needed.

Training in a group setting – our groups are often keen to learn new skills. These could be craft/hobby related, to do with business or to do with personal development.

If you have any skills you would be happy to share with a group either on a one-off or regular basis, please get in touch.