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Organisation Name
ACTS Trust
Title of role
ACTS Trust Butterflies Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks
  • Talking to and offering a sympathetic ear to vulnerable and disadvantaged women and identifying any potential issues such as abuse/self-harm etc.
  • Pampering
  • Nail-painting/nail-art
  • Make-up
  • Eyebrow shaping
  • Facials
  • Massage
  • Hair
  • Crafts
  • Card Making
  • Crocheting
Location

ACTS Trust, ALIVE Church, 22 Newland, Lincoln, LN1 1XD. Located just opposite the back entrance of the Odeon cinema. Access to ACTS Trust is via a side entrance.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers are monitored and we will ensure that they are comfortable in the task they are completing and looked after. We will also give references if required.

Personal qualities and requirements

Must have a happy personality and like making women feel special.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Communication
Availability

Butterflies runs every Wednesday from 12.30pm until 3.00pm. It closes over the summer and restarts from 28th September

 

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? Students who are studying Psychology, Criminology, Social Work or even Beauty Therapy

Application process for volunteers: Sign up below to be referred. You will then be contacted and asked to provide references and do a DBS check

 

Timescale from application to starting volunteering: A few weeks, depending upon how long references take to respond.

When can students expect to hear back from you once they have been referred? Students will usually be contacted within a week. After expressing interest you will be invited in to have a chat and a cup of tea and a cake and tell us what you can do.


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Organisation Name
Victim Support
Title of role
Community Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

We need reliable volunteers with great people skills, who can listen effectively and signpost people to the information and services available. This may be face to face or by phone.

Location

In and around Lincolnshire.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

The service delivery manager will arrange regular one to one meetings to discuss cases. Volunteer meetings where they may be external speakers and the chance to meet other volunteers

Personal qualities and requirements

We offer free and confidential support to people affected by crime and traumatic incidents. An interest in helping people to cope and recover after crime.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Communication
Availability

Most of our roles are flexible with options to give time during the day, in the evening or at weekends. Some volunteers give several hours a week and others help less frequently.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? Students studying  Criminology, Law, Counselling (We do not offer counselling), Psychology.

 

Application process for volunteers: What are the steps from application to starting their volunteering?

Complete application form, send for references, interview, complete DBS, training, accreditation/induction, begin volunteering. Applications can be made on our national website or you may email the branch for an application form.

 

Timescale from application to starting volunteering:

Depends on availability of training. Currently have a core training course in early March 2018.

 

When can students expect to hear back from you once they have been referred? (Ideally students should be contacted within a week) We will make contact within a week

 

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required:

Yes, enhanced.


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Organisation Name
ArtsNK
Title of role
Dementia Friendship Hub Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks
  •  Assisting in facilitating Dementia Friendship Hub
  •  Serve refreshments
  •  Offer support, encouragement and guidance to participants
  • Take part in Dementia Friends training
Location

The National Centre for Craft & Design - Sleaford

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Staff and other volunteers will be present in the session and at all times around the building.

Personal qualities and requirements

Patient, Caring, Good communicator, Professional

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Communication
Availability

3rd Tuesday of the month. Sessions run from 2-4pm

Additional Info

If you are interested please sign-up below and email [email protected] with a short statement about yourself and why this is something you would like to do by 10am on Monday 5th March. Applicants will be contacted by Monday 12th March.

Dementia Friends training takes place on Monday 19th March, 2-3pm and the first Dementia Friendship Hub takes place on Tuesday 20th March.


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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Chaplaincy
Title of role
Events Co-ordinator
Number of volunteer places available
2
Tasks
  • To help co-ordinate chaplaincy events along with the chaplains/Faith Advisors. (Events for e.g. Fairtrade, Soup Lunch, Festivals events etc.)
  • You will be assigned to one or two events of your choice which you will be working with the appropriate chaplain/Faith Advisors to co-ordinate the event in partnership with the SU faith societies
  • Meeting the chaplaincy co-ordinator twice a month.
Location

Witham House, Next to Sports Centre

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Chaplaincy coordinator will give further brief about the Volunteer role and will be supervised by the Chaplain.

Personal qualities and requirements

Flexible, confident, team player, maintain confidentiality, some understanding of chaplaincy or willing to learn and religious literacy.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Organisation, Perseverance and Initiative , Team Working
Availability

Availability – How often would volunteers be required and would this be at specific times?

As soon as possible

Times can be negotiated (Flexible)

2 – 4 hours a week

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?

Students studying Events Management, International Tourism Management, Marketing and Business Management

Email your interest @ [email protected]

We will confirm your volunteer position within a week prior to your application.

 

Does this opportunity have an end date?

On going

Minimum of 3 months commitments


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Organisation Name
G4S Learning and Development
Title of role
G4S Lincolnshire Police Role Actor
Number of volunteer places available
4
Tasks

Play the part of a suspect or witness in a realistic role play scenario

Location

Police HQ, Deepdale Lane, Nettleham, Lincoln LN2 2LT. Volunteers must be able to find their own way there and back

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will be fully briefed, supervised entirely throughout the role play and debriefed afterwards.

Personal qualities and requirements

Volunteers must be reliable and punctual (this is essential) and also have initiative, resilience and be good verbal communicators

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Communication, Perseverance and Initiative
Availability

This role is ad-hoc – there will be up to six one day sessions throughout the year although students in the past have asked for more and got involved in wider projects.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? This role lends itself to law, criminology, drama and forensic psychology students but the skills are transferable to any sector.

Application process for volunteers: Sign up to be referred. You will then be contacted and asked to send a short email explaining who you are, a little bit about yourself and the reasons for applying.

Timescale from application to starting volunteering: Dependant on the courses we are running but administration time is minimal.

When can students expect to hear back from you once they have been referred? Within a week


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Organisation Name
New Roots Housing Project
Title of role
Homecraft Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
4
Tasks

The Homecraft Volunteer role is flexible and volunteers can work with the Volunteer Coordinator to devise their role according to their own interests, skills and knowledge. As a guideline the main tasks involved in this role are outlined below:

•       Support staff in the planning and completion of creative, high-impact home-improvement and upcycling works across New Roots’ properties.

•       Take a role in the promotion of activities. This may include poster and literature design, representation of the project at events, writing for the New Roots website and our monthly newsletter, or taking photographs of activities.

•       Support the involvement of service users in activities, and their learning about home-improvement.

•       Participate in regular support and supervision sessions.

 

 

Location

New Roots Housing Project, 2-4 Overend Road, Worksop, S80 1QF

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

New Roots is always looking for enthusiastic people, of any background, who feel they could make a difference to the project. All you need is the drive and enthusiasm to help vulnerable young people make positive changes in their lives.

Whether you’re looking for the chance to give something back, a bit of work experience, or something to do in your free time, New Roots can offer:

•       A meaningful volunteer experience with a vibrant, dynamic local charity.

•       The chance to make positive changes in the lives of our young people.

•       A full induction and training around working with vulnerable young people.

•       Access to ongoing support and development, including further training appropriate to your role.

•       Travel and other agreed expenses.

•       Valuable work experience and a reference resource for the future.

Personal qualities and requirements

This role would suit someone who:

•       Has some experience of gardening, redecorating or creative crafts, either through education, employment or volunteering.

•       Is familiar with the importance of health and safety.

•       Is an excellent communicator.

•       Has an understanding of safeguarding, confidentiality and the needs of vulnerable young people.

•       Is a reliable team player with a sense of humour and a positive attitude.

•       A full driving licence and access to your own vehicle would be highly advantageous.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Perseverance and Initiative , Team Working, Communication
Availability

3+ hours per week (flexible).

Additional Info

Application process for volunteers: What are the steps from application to starting their volunteering?

•       Complete Application Form and Equality Form.

•       Attend informal interview.

•       Attend induction training, submit references and DBS Check.

 

Timescale from application to starting volunteering:

1-3 weeks

 

When can students expect to hear back from you once they have been referred? (Ideally students should be contacted within a week)

Within 1 week.


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Organisation Name
International Bomber Command Centre
Title of role
International Bomber Command Centre Team Member
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks
Tour guiding Event support Helping with education visits Fundraising activities
Location
International Bomber Command Centre, Canwick Ave, Lincoln, LN4 2HQ
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
Full training for selected tasks, Mentoring by appropriate section leader, Social programme, Opportunities to try a variety of tasks
Personal qualities and requirements
Outgoing, enthusiastic, able to communicate to a wide range of people, smart appearance, confident
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Organisation, Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative
Availability
Volunteers can pick and choose how often and for how long they would like to volunteer. Our standard times of operation are 09.00 to 17.00 Tuesday to Sunday, but we also open on bank holidays and after hours for events and some community groups. We operate a cloud based sign up system so people can see what opportunities are available and the skills required for each.
Additional Info
We have a large volunteer force and run a comprehensive training programme available. We also have a social programme which includes visits to other sites with behind the scenes tours, BBQs and drinks events.

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Organisation Name
Museum of Lincolnshire Life
Title of role
Museum of Lincolnshire Life Welcome Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

This exciting volunteer opportunity involves volunteering alongside our knowledgeable and dedicated staff at the largest and most diverse community museum in Lincolnshire. The Museum of Lincolnshire Life is open to the public and is well used by individuals and groups including education sessions and special events. The visitor welcome is an integral part of the visitor experience.

Tasks will include:

  • Volunteering as part of a team to welcome visitors and giving them directions around the museum
  • Promoting i-guides, events and shop sales
  • Working the till and cash handling
  • Being the 'first point of contact'
  • Representing the museum and Lincolnshire County Council.
  • Interacting and engaging with visitors
  • Sharing your enthusiasm
  • Providing them with information
  • Recording and referring-on enquiries
  • Giving out and 'marking' children's quizzes
  • Promoting visitor feedback through donations and visitor survey forms.
  • Interacting and engaging with school and community groups and leaders of groups during their visits
  • Taking bookings for artefact loans boxes and checking and issuing them.
  • Monitoring and recording visitor numbers and the flow around the site
  • Monitoring visitor actions around the site through patrols and use of CCTV.
  • Ensuring health and safety by understanding fire evacuation and booking in/out procedures, noting and reporting hazards, checking toilet areas regularly, and ensuring the safety, security and comfort of visitors to the site.
Location

The Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Burton Road, Lincoln, LN1 3LY. The Museum is housed in a former military barracks, which is a Grade II listed building in the uphill area of the city, within the cultural quarter.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
  • Full induction and training for the role of Welcome Volunteer will be given at The Museum of Lincolnshire Life
  • Support, guidance and ongoing development in your role
  • Access to facilities and resources necessary to perform the role
Personal qualities and requirements
  • Interest in / enthusiasm for local history and heritage demonstrated by a willingness to commit to regular involvement
  • Ability to engage and create a good rapport with the public
  • Good communication skills
  • Willingness to learn about the Museum and its collection
  • Willingness to be part of a professional team
  • Awareness of general health and safety issues
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Communication, Organisation
Availability

Welcome Volunteers will operate as part of a negotiated pre-agreed rota. We recommend a regular commitment to maintain familiarity with the site and its operation.

Opening times: April-Sept, open every day 10am-4pm Oct-March, open six days a week (closed Sunday) 10am-4pm

There are volunteer opportunities for weekdays, weekends (including Bank Holidays) for half-day or full day sessions to suit individual circumstances.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? Anyone who is interested in history. Ths role would be particulalry good for students who are looking to work in the heritage sector

Application process for volunteers: Sign up below to be referred. You will then be contacted by a member of the museum team

Timescale from application to starting volunteering: A few weeks

When can students expect to hear back from you once they have been referred? Students will be contacted within a week.


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