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Everyone knows that volunteering is a great way to enhance your CV and develop Work Ready skills that will transfer into the workplace when you graduate. If you are interested in volunteering and want to stand out even more why not set up and run your own project?

Running your own project will help you develop your project management skills, give you experience of overseeing a committee, teach financial management and help to further your communication and organisational skills. Running a project is a great way to test and enhance these skills in a safe and supported environment.


What you need to do

Firstly you need to have an idea, then:

  • Research
  • Plan
  • Evaluate


Things to consider

  • What’s the need?
  • What do you want to achieve?
  • What service do you want to provide?
  • Who are you providing the service to?
  • Will you partner an existing organisation or work independently?
  • Will you be able to involve other volunteers?
  • What skills will your volunteers need?
  • How will you sustain your project or will there be an end date?
  • How will you evaluate your project?


You’ll then need to complete a Project Proposal form and email it to Jane Kilby – jkilby@lincoln.ac.uk. An appointment will then be made to discuss your proposal.


University of Lincoln Students’ Union Volunteering will

  • Provide a volunteer induction
  • Arrange Committee member training as appropriate
  • Arrange Health & Safety training and  information on Risk Assessments
  • Help you to identify and apply for funding
  • Provide desk space and computer access by agreement
  • Provide advertising support for your project
  • Help you to evaluate your project
  • Be there to support you in any aspect of running your project

Volunteering Contact

Work Ready Contact

Work Ready Drop In

  • Tuesday 10th October, 2pm - 3pm, MHT.
  • Thursday 12th October, 2pm - 3pm, AAD.
  • Tuesday 17th October, 2pm - 3pm, Isaac Newton.
  • Thursday 19th October, 2pm - 3pm, Joseph Banks.
  • Tuesday 24th October, 2pm - 3pm, David Chiddick
  • Thursday 26th October, 2pm - 3pm, Careers & Employability Centre
  • Tuesday 31st October, 2pm - 3pm, Minerva.

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