Hatch’s 1-2-1 Skilled Volunteering programme matches entrepreneurs with skilled volunteers from our partner organisations. Share your business challenge with us and we will find a volunteer who can support you in a one-hour session to talk through the challenge and create practical steps to reach your business goals.

The areas our volunteers are currently available to support include business strategy, marketing, operations, finances, branding, communications, legal, sales, partnerships, HR and IT systems.

After my session with Lori, I was more confident to put myself out there as a founder. We discussed everything from website building to fears and rejections as a business owner. Weeks after the session, she emailed me with an article about finding a brand’s tone and it was really helpful


Founder, Leeni

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Programme Details

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Requirements: Please note that in order to take part in this programme, your business or business idea will need to be based in the UK. The data you provide below will be processed in accordance with GDPR and Hatch’s Privacy Policy.

Location: The 1-hour session will happen via a video call or phone call.

Applicant Details

Business Details

This information will be treated with confidence and not shared beyond the application process.
Your best estimate is fine.
This can be the date you first started working on the business, the date you registered, or you can leave it blank if you haven’t started yet.

Business Challenge


At Hatch we are committed to building and celebrating a diverse and inclusive culture. You are not required to answer any of the questions below, but by doing so you will help us gather valuable data about the current profile of the founders, supporting our understanding of where we are now, and helping us realise our commitment to ensure a diversity of background, experiences and perspectives in all our programmes now and always. All data will remain confidential and will be processed according to the Data Protection Act principles. We will use aggregated and anonymised data to report on our demographics externally, in our impact reports and communications.

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Frequently asked questions

Once you submit your request, we aim to put you in touch with the volunteer within one month. Please note this can often be shorter depending on your request and our volunteers’ capacity.

Once we’ve found a volunteer who can support you, we will introduce you via email so you can liaise directly to book a time for your session. Please note you will have two weeks to book a session once you have had the introduction email. Once this time has passed, you will no longer be able to receive support from the volunteer.

There is currently no limit on the number of requests you can make to be matched with a volunteer, however, you are only able to submit one request at a time and will be matched with another volunteer once you have completed your 1-hour session with a volunteer you are currently matched with.

For this programme, sessions will only last for 1 hour with the volunteer you are matched with. We recommend submitting a request which may be covered in an hour session.

On occasion, this may happen, and we will let you know as soon as possible if this occurs. We aim to contact you and talk through your request to see the areas the volunteers who are currently available are able to support you with a 1-hour session.

Yes, all volunteers agree to keep all information shared in the support sessions confidential.