The Give Back Days scheme is a fantastic opportunity for staff to be supported by the University in actively engaging in local community volunteering.
Any University of Lincoln staff member can apply to volunteer for up to 2 days in any 12 month rolling period during work time. (There is a cap of 150 days in total for all staff).
We want to make things as simple as possible so below you will find an idea of how the scheme runs.
Be part of a Give Back Day in five simple steps!
- To take part in volunteering through ‘Give Back Days’ you need to be an associate member of the Students Union. To do this go to lincolnsu.com and click on the 'Sign In' tab, at the top right of the screen and sign in using your normal university log-in. (If you are already an Associate member of the University move on to step 2.) If you are not already an Associate member you will be directed to the application page. To register tick the box at the bottom of this page and click on 'Submit', you will then be given an Associate Membership number.
- You will need to let us know what volunteering you would like to do by emailing [email protected]. If you don’t know what you want to do, but you know you want to volunteer then the best place to start is by looking at our current volunteering opportunities. After we have received your email we will get back to you to confirm your volunteering activity.
- Once your volunteering activity is confirmed you will need to complete a “Leave of Absence” request on MyView.
- You will also need to record your volunteering hours – this can be confirmed by the person supervising your volunteer activity on paper or by email.
- Once you have completed your volunteering activity we will need to see your hours confirmation, which can be scanned to [email protected] or brought in to the Students’ Union so we can verify your hours. You can also record your hours on our website and to do this choose 'My Volunteer Log' from the volunteering drop-down menu. You can record any other volunteering activities that you have been involved in using My Volunteer Log.
“I only heard about the University of Lincoln Give Back Days two years ago, although I’ve been volunteering with Cancer Research UK for 25 years. My dad died of cancer aged 64 and I wanted to try and contribute in a small way to the fight against this awful disease.
Whilst you do give up your own time to volunteer, there is something about helping others, or a good cause that makes you feel better in yourself when you’ve done it.
The Give Back Days make volunteering so much easier; as it means you can help out at an event, or Fundraising Day in work time too –not just by giving up your own time. It also makes you feel good that the University is behind you, supporting you and the cause you have chosen to support.”