There are a number of ways that you can  volunteer with YES  whether it's for our flagship programme or feeder experiences.

Not only do our students find great value in the expert advice that our volunteers contribute, but the volunteers themselves also find the experience to be very rewarding.

I'd like to volunteer

YES Company Mentor

A year-long commitment where you will advise, support and guide a YES company. As a mentor, you will engage and challenge the students, and act as a sounding board for their strategies and ideas.

Be a company mentor

Industry Expert for a YES Company

A shorter time commitment where you are "on-call"  to answer any questions and share insights with YES companies on an ad-hoc basis. If your schedule allows, you may like to make some school visits to lead a session in your area of expertise. While this is less time consuming than a year-long mentor, you are still able to be involved in the students' YES journey.

Be an Industry Expert

Speed Coach at a Kickstart Tīmata Day

A 3-hour commitment where you will use your personal experience to provide valuable feedback to help students discover the potential of their product or service at the ideation phase.

These events happen regionally, so there are plenty of opportunities to be involved across the country.

Be a Speed Coach

YES Programme Judge

A three-hour commitment to provide quality feedback on the students' product/service concept. There are plenty of opportunities and events to volunteer as a judge across the country throughout the year.

What's required?

  • Judge and provide feedback for YES teams at events such as the Pitch, EIA weekend, Regional Finals or National Finals
  • Location dependent
  • One-off or regularly
  • Approx. 3 hour commitment

Be a YES Programme Judge

Other areas you can volunteer:

Feeder Experience Judge
You can also judge at one of our Feeder  Experiences for our younger students:
• 3-hour commitment
• One-off commitment according to schedule
• Opportunities available across the country

Event Volunteer:
We have so many events throughout the year that could always do with a few extra hands on deck as general helpers.

• YES Kickstart | Tīmata Days (February - March)
• BP Business Challenges (February - November)
• Entrepreneurs in Action Weekend (June)
• YES Regional Finals (October)
• YES National Finals (December)

I'd like to volunteer