Opportunities


Organisation Name
ACTS Trust
Title of role
ACTS Trust Butterflies Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
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

Interpersonal Skills



Communication Skills



 

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
ArtsNK
Title of role
Dementia Friendship Hub Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
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

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Communication Skills

  • Attitude & Initiative

Availability

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

Additional Info

If you are interested please sign-up below and email marion.sander@litc.org.uk 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
0 / 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

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Communication Skills

  • Attitude & Initiative

  • Problem Solving Skills

  • Digital Literacy

  • Leadership & Management

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 @ schellaiah@lincoln.ac.uk



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 / 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 Skills

  • Attitude & Initiative

  • Problem Solving Skills

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Resilience

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
Lincoln Castle
Title of role
Grounds Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
Tasks

Assist with all horticultural tasks: weeding, pruning, sowing, edging, paths, irrigation and strimming.



Welcoming all visitors to Lincoln Castle and assisting with their enquiries in a positive and friendly manner.



Have or develop an understanding of what our legal obligations are as a scheduled monument, and what we are allowed to do within the grounds.



Keep the grounds litter free at all times.



Upholding the Castle Code, including ensuring assistance guide dogs only are permitted on site.



Using the site radio to keep in touch with other members of the team.



You will be an important part of making sure things run as smoothly and safely as possible and this includes getting to know health and safety and evacuation procedures.



There might occasionally be some other activities that are of interest to you, that we could use your help with.

Location

Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full Induction and training with members of the grounds team provided.



Lincoln Castle Volunteer uniform and name badge provided.



Personal Protective Equipment will be provided for all relevant tasks as required.

Personal qualities and requirements

A Basic knowledge of Horticulture.



A commitment to excellent customer service.



Good level of written and spoken English.



Well-presented.



Level of physical fitness appropriate to tasks being undertaken, and the ability to work outdoors in all weathers.



Personable and reliable.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Commercial Awareness



Attitude & Initiative

Availability

Permanent volunteering opportunity scheduled all year round.  We would like you to commit for 3 months to start with so you can really get to see all that we do here. 

Additional Info
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Organisation Name
New Roots Housing Project
Title of role
Homecraft Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
0 / 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

Communication Skills



Interpersonal Skills



Leadership & Management



Commercial Awareness

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
Lincoln Castle
Title of role
Hospitality and Events Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
Tasks
-
Location

Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full Induction and training provided.



Lincoln Castle Volunteer uniform and name badge provided.



Personal Protective Equipment will be provided for all relevant tasks as required

Personal qualities and requirements

Positive and outgoing personality.



A commitment to excellent customer service.



Good level of written and spoken English.



Well-presented.



Level of physical fitness appropriate to tasks being undertaken.



Personable and reliable essential.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Leadership & Management



Commercial Awareness



Interpersonal Skills



Communication Skills

Availability

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



Permanent volunteering opportunity scheduled all year round.  We would like you to commit for 3 months to start with so you can really get to see all that we do here. 

Additional Info
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Organisation Name
Museum of Lincolnshire Life
Title of role
Museum of Lincolnshire Life Welcome Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
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

Interpersonal Skills



Leadership & Management



Commercial Awareness



Attitude & Initiative

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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Organisation Name
Lincoln Castle
Title of role
Visitor Experience Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
Tasks
-
Location

Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full Induction and training provided.



Lincoln Castle Volunteer uniform and name badge provided.



Personal Protective Equipment will be provided for all relevant tasks as required

Personal qualities and requirements

Positive and outgoing personality.



A commitment to excellent customer service.



Good level of written and spoken English.



Well-presented.



Level of physical fitness appropriate to tasks being undertaken.



Personable and reliable essential.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Commercial Awareness



Communication Skills



Interpersonal Skills



 

Availability

Permanent volunteering opportunity scheduled all year round.  We would like you to commit for 3 months to start with so you can really get to see all that we do here. 

Additional Info
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01522 837322

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