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Organisation Name
New Roots Housing Project
Title of role
Befriender - New Roots Housing Project
Number of volunteer places available
10
Tasks

We are currently recruiting committed volunteers to offer informal support and companionship to one of our young people through regular 1:1 sessions.

Successful applicants will improve opportunities for our young people to access informal support, develop their communication and social skills, and promote their involvement with New Roots and the wider community.

•       Spend time with the Support Team to identify a young person who would benefit from befriending.

•       Attend initial meetings with the young person and their Support Worker, to outline the aims of the befriending relationship.

•       Meet with the young person for 1-2 hours per week, in a 1:1 situation, for an agreed period (initially 3 months).

•       To build a positive relationship with the young person and to encourage them to develop new skills and perspectives which will help them to achieve their personal goals.

•       Maintain regular contact with the young person’s Support Worker and provide written feedback after each session.

•       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:

•       Is able to build positive and supportive relationships with others.

•       Can work creatively and on their own initiative.

•       Is enthusiastic and passionate for change.

•       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
Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability

2-3 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
British Red Cross
Title of role
British Red Cross on Campus - British Red Cross
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks
Start a Student-led Project with British Red Cross! Groups get active by campaigning, fundraising and raising awareness of the British Red Cross. Members organise events such as: Fundraising events/collections First Aid and other talks Clothes collections Film nights Missing maps
Location
On campus
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
Foundation training e-learning Regular calls to action to support the Red Cross
Personal qualities and requirements
Ability to support the BRC with fundraising and other short term initiatives
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
None
Availability
BRC will get in touch if they need support and you can reply
Additional Info
Email [email protected] for more information

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Organisation Name
ACTS Trust
Title of role
Butterflies Volunteer - ACTS Trust
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
Bransby Horses
Title of role
Cafe Assistant - Bransby Horses
Number of volunteer places available
3
Tasks
To maintain high standards of cleanliness throughout the Café and to help provide a good service to our visitors. Main Duties: ? To assist with the day to day running of the café in compliance with the relevant health & safety and food hygiene requirements. ? To serve customers, wait on and clean tables ? Ensure an efficient service and high levels of customer satisfaction ? Serve and assist with conference facilities where necessary ? Comply with all health and safety and hygiene regulations ? Undertake the cleaning of the café area and ensure all is maintained to a high standard ? Maintain a safe, hygienic and professional image at all times
Location
Bransby Horses, Lincoln, LN1 2PH. Our café is set within our beautiful 600 acre site based near Saxilby, Lincoln. Due to the nature of our charity we are set in a remote location which unfortunately means that we are not on a bus route or very local to a train station or bus stop. Meaning it is quite difficult to access us without your own transport.
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
This is quite an independent role, but there will always be the volunteer team to support and a point of contact within the charity.
Personal qualities and requirements
? Commitment to volunteering for Bransby Horses ? Enthusiastic and confident to approach people ? Excellent communication skills ? Good numeracy and literacy skills ? Flexible and punctual ? Confident and approachable ? Honest and trustworthy ? The ability to adapt to various situations ? The ability to work on own initiative ? The ability to work as part of a team
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Problem Solving, Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability
Flexible
Additional Info
This role would be well suited to an enthusiastic, out-going person who enjoys talking about and engaging people with the charity. The application process includes an informal chat and an application form. The application process can take as little as a week depending on availability and how quickly the application form is returned. Students will hear back from us in at least two weeks.

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Organisation Name
Linkage Community Trust
Title of role
Charity Shop Assistant - Linkage Community Trust
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

To assist in the efficient running of the shop. The profits generated by our shops are used to support our work. The shops also play a significant role in the promotion of the image and work of Linkage Community Trust.

•       Customer service – assisting customers with purchases, cash handling and till operation

•       Administration of Gift Aid

•       Assisting in the receipt, sorting, checking, pricing and display of goods

•       Assist the manager with stock rotation

•       Appealing for donations

Location

We have two shops open

Lincoln City Centre:

167 Lincoln High Street, LN5 7AF

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

1:1 Supervision, Work based Training

Personal qualities and requirements

Volunteers should be friendly and helpful with good communication skills.

Able to get on with people and work as a team.

Enthusiastic and open to giving and receiving feedback to and from the Shop Manager

Basic numeracy

Willingness to participate in any relevant training and information update sessions

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Team Working, Communication
Availability

A regular schedule would be agreed on an individual basis - at least 1 hour a week.

Additional Info
Who would this role be most suited to? Anyone - students also interested in fashion and retail.

 

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

(For example: Complete application form, DBS/references, interview, training, start volunteering)

Application Form, Informal Interview, Trial Period, References, DBS, Induction, Start Volunteering


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Organisation Name
Jon Egging Trust
Title of role
Collection Tin Coordinator - John Egging Trust
Number of volunteer places available
10
Tasks

Do you love working in your local community and have some time to spare?

The Jon Egging Trust are looking for willing volunteers across the UK who can help us by managing collection tins to help us raise vital funds for our youth engagement programmes within your local community.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking for more experience working in fundraising, developing their communication skills or simply looking to give something back to a charity they support.

As a volunteer Collection Tin Coordinator you will be responsible for using your community knowledge to find new tin locations, emptying the tins and banking the funds to JET.

Your main duties will include:

  • To proactively distribute collection tins in as many community establishments as possible (e.g. pubs, shops, dentists, etc) within your local community.
  • To keep accurate written records of all placed tins – detailing location, contact details and dates distributed.  This must then be passed on to the fundraising team for recording.
  • To empty tins on a regular basis and when required by the establishment through liaising with the fundraising team.
  • To replace tins as and when necessary and be responsible for their upkeep.
  • To report any stolen tins to the fundraising team immediately.
  • To be a representative of JET in the local community.
Location

Various locations across Lincolnshire 

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

A training session will be arranged where you will be provided with all of the resources you require.

Volunteers will receive a monthly catch up, however the fundraising team will always be available should any help be required. 

Personal qualities and requirements
-
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Team Working, Communication, Organisation
Availability

The role is flexible. We expect that volunteers will need a few hours every month to find new sites and empty the tins

Additional Info
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Car Owner – not essential, but would make the role easier
  • Good knowledge of PC based systems especially spreadsheets and word processing
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Ability to work on own or as part of a team

 

  • Who would this role be most suited to? 

    This role is suitable for anyone but may be of wider interest to those studying events, business or marketing.

    For more information please contact the JET’s East of England Fundraising Officer Sarah Cross on [email protected].

     

    We would love to meet volunteers prior to starting the role for an informal chat to ensure volunteers feel comfortable with their role.

    Timescale from application to starting volunteering: Volunteers can start as soon as they are ready. We always need more volunteers so this will be an on-going role to promote. 


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Organisation Name
Bransby Horses
Title of role
Community Engagement - Bransby Horses
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks
Engage existing and potential supporters by helping the Marketing and Fundraising Teams to delivery an ambitious 50th anniversary year strategy. Activities to include: ? Working on the charity stand at events (sales, data capture, raising awareness) ? Supporting with the distribution of newsletters, wristbands and Christmas Cards to businesses in the local area ? Working at internal events – mascot, fundraising stalls, visitor feedback etc. ? Bucket collections – external events, street collections, supermarkets etc. ? Acting as an ambassador and speaking to visitors about the charity ? Supporting with 50th anniversary activities
Location
Bransby Horses, Bransby, LN1 2PH Our café is set within our beautiful 600 acre site based near Saxilby, Lincoln. Due to the nature of our charity we are set in a remote location which unfortunately means that we are not on a bus route or very local to a train station or bus stop. Meaning it is quite difficult to access us without your own transport.
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
This is quite an independent role, but there will always be the volunteer team to support and a point of contact within the charity.
Personal qualities and requirements
? Commitment to volunteering for Bransby Horses and attending agreed events ? Enthusiastic and confident to approach people ? Excellent communication skills ? Good numeracy and literacy skills ? Flexible and punctual ? Confident and approachable ? Honest and trustworthy ? The ability to adapt to various situations ? The ability to work on own initiative ? The ability to work as part of a team
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication, Organisation
Availability
Flexible
Additional Info
This role would be well suited to an enthusiastic, out-going person who enjoys talking about and engaging people with the charity. The application process includes an informal chat and an application form. The application process can take as little as a week depending on availability and how quickly the application form is returned. Students will hear back from us in at least two weeks.

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Organisation Name
British Red Cross
Title of role
Community Reserve Volunteer - British Red Cross
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks
The community reserve volunteer program is a new volunteering opportunity allowing you to make a difference during a flood, fire or any other major emergency near you. Sign up today and take the first step towards being prepared in a crisis.
Location
Lincolnshire
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
In an emergency we will text you and ask you
Personal qualities and requirements
Anyone can become a community reserve volunteer; no specialist skills are required and quick training is provided at the scene. You just need to meet the criteria below. • I am 18 or above • I understand I will be called upon in a crisis • I understand I will only be asked to help in my local community.
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
None
Availability
BRC will text you if we need support and you can reply yes/no.
Additional Info
-

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Organisation Name
ArtsNK
Title of role
Dementia Friendship Hub Volunteer - ArtsNK
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
North Kesteven District Council
Title of role
Digital Hub Support - North Kesteven District Council
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks
1. To work as part of a team of Volunteer Digital Champions who provide support in the following way, if required; a. Support learners on how to use the internet with safety considerations b. Support learners with navigating their way around the internet using search engines c. Support learners with using email and online forms 2. Promote and signpost learning opportunities such as and including www.learnmyway.com 3. Support and help learners on a one to one basis if required 4. Encourage learners to provide feedback to the Volunteer Co-ordinator about the group. 5. Provide support (if required), with the guidance of the Volunteer Co-ordinator, to help set up a community venue room and break it down again if necessary, where possible and in agreement with the individual volunteer.
Location
We are primarily looking for volunteers to help at Skellingthorpe, but also have hubs at Heckington, Osbournby & Ruskington. In the future we will be looking for volunteers for Waddington.
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
Volunteers will need to complete an application form and references in line with NKDC’s volunteer recruitment policy. Volunteers are always supported by an NKDC staff member at every session.
Personal qualities and requirements
1. Friendly and reliable with a good sense of humour 2. Have proficient ability to use a computer, search the internet and use email confidently 3. Able to explain technology in a simple, clear and concise way 4. Effective at ascertaining why someone has come to a group by using both listening and questioning skills 5. Have an good understanding of confidentiality and appropriate boundaries 6. Able to adhere to confidentiality, equal opportunities, health and safety and NKDC’s volunteering policy whilst in the volunteering role.
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Problem Solving, Communication
Availability
Skellingthorpe hub runs from 10am until 11:30am every Thursday (details of other hubs available at https://www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/residents/living-in-your-area/community-digital-hubs/ ) – we would require the volunteer to arrive 10 minutes before opening and stay for a further 10 minutes at the end to support tidy up and close down.
Additional Info
Attendees at the hubs tend to be older people venturing into a digital world. For some this can be scary and confusing, for some they just want someone on hand in case they press the wrong button! You don’t have to be an IT expert to volunteer at the hubs, but if you can operate a smart phone, a tablet or a laptop with a degree of confidence and you can listen & talk to people with compassion and understanding, then you can support attendees of the hub. The volunteers are essential to the success of the hubs and this incredibly rewarding opportunity allows you to help people achieve things that you take for granted every day.

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Organisation Name
St Barnabas Hospice
Title of role
eBay and New Goods Volunteer - St Barnabas Hospice
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks
To support the eBay and New Goods Operative in Internet based sales and associated administration. To provide excellent customer service to members of the public who purchase from and donate to our shops. To represent and pass on information about the St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice services and to help the Retail Department raise funds to support the work of the Hospice Key Duties: • Complete the St Barnabas and role induction to a satisfactory level • Research and obtain valuations on all saleable items and subsequently place all items for sale on appropriate websites fixing reserve prices in agreement with your supervisor • Photograph items when necessary and use available advertising and promotional software to enable maximum presentation of goods • Be aware of auction bidding process and attend to sales queries with appropriate responses • Administer the final sales process and distribution of sold items as per customer and website requirements • Use eBay’s internet-based feedback forum to promote and sustain a positive appreciation of the Trust and direct future sales most effectively • To assist in processing new goods, pricing and completing outgoing orders to the shops • To input required information on the Stock Management System. Organise and store goods as required, participating in regular stock takes • To share your ideas for increased Internet sales • Maintain the cleanliness and hygiene throughout the eBay and New Goods areas of the Unit premises • Awareness at all times of the importance of working in a safe and controlled manner in respect to the health and well being of staff, fellow volunteers and the public • To attend mandatory training, team meetings and volunteer support meetings • To uphold the principles, policies and values of St Barnabas Hospice • To maintain confidentiality at all times.
Location
The Shops Company, Central Unit, Cardinal Close, Lincoln
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
The eBay and New Goods Retail Volunteer is supervised and supported in their role by the eBay and New Goods Sales Operative. The Volunteer Development Manager has overall responsibility for volunteers.
Personal qualities and requirements
• Understanding of excellent customer service, and personal presentation appropriate to a commercial environment. • Understanding and experience of Internet based selling. • Ability to work as a member of a team, demonstrating patience and respect for others. • A willingness to participate in all aspect of the volunteer role and adhere to the Shops Company policies and procedures. • A willingness to attend ongoing training and receive support and mentoring. • Adhering to the principles and values of St Barnabas Hospice. • All volunteering requires a commitment both in time and in motivation. It will be essential that you are consistent, trustworthy and reliable.
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Commercial Awareness
Availability
Open Monday-Friday 09:00 – 4:30pm
Additional Info
Application process for volunteers: What are the steps from application to starting their volunteering? Application form, interview, training, start volunteering

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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln
Title of role
Edible Kitchen Gardener - University of Lincoln
Number of volunteer places available
10
Tasks

The Edible Kitchen Garden is going to be launched on March 1st 2017 and we are looking for staff and students to help tend and grow the vegetables.

This role will last throughout the academic year.

Volunteers will be asked to help plant, weed, water and harvest the Peace Vegetable garden behind Witham House.

The garden produce can be consumed by anyone, although the chaplaincy does intend to make soup for the university community to enjoy.

A rota will be drawn up around each volunteer’s availability and free tea/coffee will be available from the Chaplaincy kitchen in Witham House.

Location

University of Lincoln – Edible Kitchen Garden behind Witham House

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will be supported by Tracey Turton – Energy & Environment Office, Subash Chellaiah – Chaplaincy and Dan Clayton - Environment Sustainability Manager

Personal qualities and requirements

An interest in gardening or the outdoors. Willingness to get stuck in with any related task. 

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Team Working
Availability

A rota will be drawn up around the volunteer’s schedules.

During the summer, if students are available/close by, they may be asked to water the garden on a weekend if it gets very hot. 

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? i.e. students studying a certain subject

This role is not limited to any university subject; it would be ideal for anyone with a passion for the environment, gardening or spending time outdoors.

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

Sign up on the website on the button below and will then be referred to the organisation. 

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

We aim to make initial contact with students within a week of them emailing us. The garden will be launched on Wednesday 1st of March and volunteers could be called upon from then. 


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Organisation Name
Crohn’s and Colitis UK Lincolnshire Network
Title of role
Event Volunteers and Organising Team Volunteers - Crohn’s & Colitis
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks
Various events this year but we have numerous different events throughout 2019. • Bluebell Walk & Cycle Ride - Rutland Water - Sunday 5th May. This is our biggest annual event and we require at least 30 volunteers for this to go ahead safely. An excellent opportunity for meeting and greeting participants, marshalling on the courses, registration desk, awareness raising, general assistance to members of the public. • Several Awareness Stands around the county in hospitals/universities/ colleges throughout the year. • Heckington Show 27th/28th July. This will be a large event awareness stand with an expected 30,000 footfall. Fun games, tombola, awareness raising, helping members of public with their queries, recruiting members etc. • Social Meet Ups - Starbucks DriveThru Lincoln and Downtown Garden Centre Grantham, alternate months through the year - essentially an informal meeting with a friendly group over coffee and cake! Anyone affected by Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis is welcome to attend. Information booklets on display and giving help and support to people. • Numerous other events through the year such as Woodhall Spa Country Show, Ruskington Methodist church Quiz, RSPCA Woof Fest Dog show at Waddington, Sleaford Town Council car boot sale etc. Further information can be provided upon request.
Location
Lincolnshire
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
You will be allocated an experienced volunteer to buddy up with during the event and a full briefing of duties required, health and safety will be given before the event.
Personal qualities and requirements
We welcome positive, friendly, happy people who like talking to members of the public, provide a listening ear and support anyone approaching our stand or attending the event, simply by making them aware that they are not alone. Professional and respectful at all times and someone that is willing to help others. By supporting us, you can make a real difference to people’s lives. People affected by Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis can have mental health problems to deal with as well as other chronic conditions which are all related. Our volunteers are working together to help everyone affected and ultimately, to find a cure. It is simple and rewarding to get involved and we’ll help you every step of the way. Together, we’re making the greatest difference.
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Team Working, Organisation
Availability
The dates and times all vary but we are happy for volunteers to offer as much or as little as they can. The more time they can offer, the more they will experience and learn but every little bit helps us.
Additional Info
Sharon can then discuss what events are of interest to the Student and can take it from there. For the LNE Volunteer, a short information form will need to be completed and they can start as soon as practicable. For the Organising Team Volunteer Role, it will take a couple of weeks to go through the process as this is done via our Head Office in Hatfield. Does this opportunity have an end date? No end dates as we will always welcome volunteers to join our team but our main events run from April through September time currently

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Organisation Name
Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance
Title of role
Eventeering - Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance
Number of volunteer places available
10
Tasks

Raise awareness of our charity by attending local events with our events team

Location

Lincoln and surrounding area

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training/planning and meetings as and when required

Personal qualities and requirements
  • Outgoing
  • Loves to talk to the general public
  • Enthusiastic 
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Communication, Organisation
Availability

Various throughout the week and weekends.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?

Social Media

Event planners / event management

Business studies

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

(For example: Complete application form, DBS/references, interview, training, start volunteering)

 

Timescale from application to starting volunteering: within 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 a couple of days 


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Organisation Name
Linkage Community Trust
Title of role
Events Assistant - Linkage Community Trust
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

To provide assistance at Fundraising Events.

•       Collecting donations

•       Selling tickets for events and selling raffle tickets

•       Selling refreshments at events

•       Assisting with the setup of events

Location

Lincoln / Throughout Lincolnshire

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

1:1 Supervision

Personal qualities and requirements

Time Commitment    5 or more hours per event, early morning or afternoon on weekdays and/or weekends; to be agreed with the Fundraising Team.

This is expected to be an ongoing volunteering opportunity

There will be a trial period of 3 months

Volunteers should be enthusiastic and friendly.

Willingness to participate in any relevant training and information update sessions

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

On a one off event basis

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? i.e. students studying a certain subject

Events management

 

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

(For example: Complete application form, DBS/references, interview, training, start volunteering)

Application Form, Informal Interview, References, DBS, Induction, Start Volunteering


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Organisation Name
Age UK Lincoln & South Lincs
Title of role
Events Volunteer - Age UK Lincoln & South Lincs
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks
• Preparing literature and documentation for events such as our Summer Ball • Being part of a core events team to undertake volunteering roles such as marshalling at the Lincoln 10k • Taking part in community engagement events, such as bag packing at supermarkets to help raise money • Our fundraising and events team is growing and we will have lots of new and fun events to help raise funds! Further opportunities to volunteer at fund raising events will be communicated when applicable.
Location
Park Street Premises, and some outside venues, dependent on the event, e.g. Lincoln 10K.
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
Our Fundraising and Marketing Manager will be running the events and will oversee the supervision and well being of events volunteers. There is no lone working.
Personal qualities and requirements
Good time-keeping skills Attention to detail Teamwork ethos Sound literacy, numeracy and ICT skills Independent thinker Good listening and speaking skills
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Team Working, Organisation
Availability
-
Additional Info
Who would this role be most suited to? Our fundraising volunteering roles are for individuals who wish to help their local community, but are not able to commit to long term volunteering opportunities. How often would volunteers be required and would this be at specific times? This would be dependent on the nature of the event. Specific attendance details would be conveyed to the individual at the informal meeting. It may require a one-off attendance at a fund raising event, such as the Lincoln 10k, or 8 weeks to help organise a large scale fundraising event. Timescale from application to starting volunteering? When can students expect to hear back from you once they have been referred? • Potential volunteers are asked to complete a short application form. • Within two weeks they will be contacted and it will be arranged for an informal interview to take place at our Park Street premises. • At the end of the interview, an induction date will be confirmed which may be 2-4 weeks from the interview date. • Induction will be held at Park Street, and will last about 1.5-2 hours.

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Organisation Name
Oxfam Lincoln Bookshop
Title of role
Floor Team Member - Oxfam Bookshop
Number of volunteer places available
20
Tasks
  • Working on the shop floor in the Oxfam bookshop, including operating the till, helping customers and donors, and merchandising in the shop.
  • You will be both an advocate for this individual shop, and Oxfam at large, helping customers find the books they are looking for, and helping inform people of Oxfam’s work in the world.
  • You will also be helping to make the most of our donations by ensuring the shop is always well organised and ordered, providing the best bookshop experience for our customers.
  • With a lively community of regular customers, donors, and other volunteers, the bookshop shop floor is always a pleasant and sociable place to work, offering opportunities to engage with people of all backgrounds and interests.
  • Working for Oxfam, all efforts and profits from the shop go towards raising money for our work relieving poverty through emergency aid, sustainable development, and campaigning for change around the world.
Location

Oxfam Lincoln Bookshop, 5 Cornhill, Lincoln, LN5 7HE

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

When starting new volunteers are given an induction to learn how the shop works, and the details of the job.

Early on new volunteers will work with the managers and/or other volunteers to learn all aspects of the role, and those same people are always on hand to provide further ongoing support.

Personal qualities and requirements
  • An interest in books! You will be a gatekeeper to our customers, helping them find the books they want, so being passionate and interested in what we have on offer is important
  • A friendly attitude always helps for good customer service.
  • A good eye for detail is important in keeping the shop well organised and merchandised.
  • A limited degree of technical proficiency is useful for navigating the till, but it is a fairly basic system and full training is provided. 
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Communication, Organisation
Availability

We are quite flexible, most volunteers do at least one four-hour shift per week, some much more, but we can work around individual availability.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? Any courses with an emphasis on research or creative writing. Photography and media.

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

Contact the shop, complete an application form, informal chat type interview, collection of references, induction (including health and safety and risk assessments), initial training, and then any ongoing training and support as required.

Timescale from application to starting volunteering:

Dependant on references and which day(s) a person wishes to work, usually a week or two from first contact.

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

Within a week.


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Organisation Name
CLIC Sargent
Title of role
Fundraising Research Volunteer - CLIC Sargent
Number of volunteer places available
2
Tasks

Use your local knowledge and research skills to build a list of local, groups, organisations and businesses, as well as larger companies based in your area;

  • Gather information about those potential partnerships and companies relevant to their charitable giving and relationships with charities
  • Researching current Charity of the Year partnerships and finding out when they renew
  • Looking up Community or Charity Champions for businesses
  • Compiling this information in a way that you can share with the Fundraising Engagement Manager, who’ll be able to use this information to approach the organisation and begin a relationship. You’ll have the opportunity to contribute to this too!
Location

From your home, you’ll need to have some local knowledge and computer skills

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Your dedicated Fundraising Engagement Manager will support you in your role and;

  • You’ll get an induction into CLIC Sargent and our work
  • We’ll cover your expenses for the time that you volunteer with us
  • You’ll have the chance to develop core skills such as your research skills and see tangible results from your efforts
  • Mostly you’ll be able to feel amazing knowing that you are using your time to support children and young people affected by cancer
  • Insight and experience of a community fundraising role
Personal qualities and requirements
  • We are looking for an organised individual with local area knowledge
  • You’ll have excellent research skills, and want to use this volunteer role as an opportunity to develop those skills
  • You’ll be comfortable with online search tools such as Google & LinkedIn, and able to use Excel to create simple spreadsheets
  • You’ll be comfortable in working on your own initiative
  • We want you to be passionate about CLIC Sargent and our fight for young lives against cancer
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Perseverance and Initiative
Availability

This is a flexible role which you can work on in your spare time. We’d recommend putting aside an hour or two a week, but you can work out what suits best for you.

Additional Info

We will require 2 references (professional or character)


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Organisation Name
Bransby Horses
Title of role
Gardener - Bransby Horses
Number of volunteer places available
5
Tasks
This exciting venture will bring together each area of Bransby Horses as part of Bransby in Bloom and 50th Anniversary Celebrations. You will have the opportunity to brighten up various areas across the site with beautiful planters, hanging baskets and other floral displays. There is the opportunity to be involved with the general maintenance associated with a garden such as the painting of sheds, working in the greenhouse, creating raised beds and nurturing seeds through their various stages of development. This is a very exciting new venture will develop year on year with ongoing plans to include the development of an allotment area. We are looking for volunteers with an interest in gardening/a willingness to learn about the pleasures of gardening. Becoming a gardening volunteer will give you the opportunity to: · Grow and nurture plants from seed. · Plant up containers and hanging baskets. · Maintain, water and weed hanging baskets, planters, green house plants and raised beds. · Promote the benefits of the being a member of the Bransby Horses gardening club and how it impacts on the day to day life of the Charity. · Talk to and engage with the general public about the work of Bransby Horses – Bransby in Bloom. · Keeping the designated garden areas weed free and in a presentable condition. · Potentially be involved in the development of an allotment area for the production of vegetables and fruit.
Location
Bransby Horses, Lincoln Our café is set within our beautiful 600 acre site based near Saxilby, Lincoln. Due to the nature of our charity we are set in a remote location which unfortunately means that we are not on a bus route or very local to a train station or bus stop. Meaning it is quite difficult to access us without your own transport.
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
This is quite an independent role, but there will always be the volunteer team to support and a point of contact within the charity.
Personal qualities and requirements
· Ability to work independently · Interest in gardening/horticulture · Good communication skills. · Flexibility · Team player · Reliable · Good listener · Ability to follow plans and instructions · Approachable · Punctual · Honest and trustworthy · Adaptability to various situations
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Problem Solving, Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative , Organisation
Availability
Flexible
Additional Info
This role would be suited to an independent person who enjoys gardening, the environment and conservation. The application process includes an informal chat and an application form. The application process can take as little as a week depending on availability and how quickly the application form is returned. Students will hear back from us in at least two weeks.

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Organisation Name
Citizens Advice Lindsey
Title of role
Gateway Assessor - Citizens Advice Lindsey
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks
• To help provide an effective and efficient triage service to members of the public • To help influence government and other organisations by informing them of the effect of their actions on the lives of clients Main duties and responsibilities include: Gateway assessment • Assess clients’ problem(s) using sensitive listening and questioning skills • Identify key information about the problem including time limits, key dates and any requirement for urgent advice or action (using Citizens Advice website, scripts and any other diagnostic tools, as necessary) • Identify and summarise the essence of the problem • Establish what the client wants • Assess and agree the appropriate level of service, taking into consideration the client’s ability to take the next step themselves, the complexity of the problem and the bureau’s resources • Refer clients appropriately (both internally and externally) to suit clients’ needs following agreed protocols, including making arrangements and informing clients of what to expect. • Signpost clients appropriately to suit their needs following agreed protocols • Provide clients with discrete advice appropriate to their individual needs following agreed protocols • Record information and any discrete advice given during gateway assessment interviews onto Casebook Research and campaigns • Identify research and campaigns issues • Assist with research and campaigns work by providing information about clients’ circumstances through the appropriate channel
Location
Gainsborough/Louth/Mablethorpe/Skegness
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
Full training is given
Personal qualities and requirements
• A commitment to the aims and principles of the Citizens Advice service • Excellent communication skills • Being open and approachable • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing • Ability to quickly sift through information and extract what is relevant • Basic mathematical skills, including percentages • Respect for views, values and cultures that are different to their own • An understanding of why confidentiality is important • Competence in using IT • A positive attitude to self-development and assessment • Ability to work as part of a team • Ability to recognize their own limits and boundaries in the role
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Problem Solving
Availability
6hrs (1 day) per week for at least 6 months
Additional Info
Application and interview

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Organisation Name
Girlguiding Witham, Bassingham and Brant Broughton
Title of role
Girlguiding Volunteer Helper/Leader - Girlguiding Witham, Bassingham and Brant Broughton
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks
• Assisting with activities and games in the weekly meetings • Supervising groups of children • Helping to plan the programme of activities and events • Building positive relationships with the children and young people • Having fun
Location
Witham St Hughs, Bassingham, Brant Broughton (South Lincoln)
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
Volunteers will form part of a team who run a unit and receive support from the team as well as access to a comprehensive suite of training including face to face sessions and online e-learning. If the volunteer decides to complete the leadership qualification (optional) they will be allocated a mentor to guide them through the qualification.
Personal qualities and requirements
• Enthusiasm for working with children and young people • The ability to inspire and lead by example • Team work • Commitment to Girlguiding volunteer code of conduct • Willingness to undertake training required to deliver the role e.g. safeguarding and first aid
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Leadership, Perseverance and Initiative , Organisation
Availability
Unit meetings run weekly during school term time on set days and times (currently Tuesday and Wednesday evenings for approx. 1.5 hours) and we are seeking volunteers who can commit to regular weekly attendance and the odd weekend trip (sometimes residential).
Additional Info
This role is most suited to volunteers with bags of energy and enthusiasm and those who are looking to build up experience of working with children and young people. There are many opportunities for CV boosting training including First Aid and safeguarding. Once the online registration process has been completed by the volunteer, volunteers can be starting in a unit within a week or two!

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

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

•       Maintain New Roots’ allotment garden, with a particular focus on:

•       Mowing

•       Weeding

•       Growing produce

•       Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to develop the allotment garden and other sites, cultivating productive growing spaces and creating educational areas and resources.

•       Support the involvement of service users in gardening tasks, and their learning about growing their own food.

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 or horticulture, either through education, employment or volunteering.

•       Is enthusiastic about working in an outdoor environment.

•       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
Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability

Tuesdays, 10.30am-3pm or 1-2 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
Oxfam Lincoln Bookshop
Title of role
Online Book Lister - Oxfam Bookshop
Number of volunteer places available
20
Tasks
  • Listing books for sale on the Oxfam Online Shop. The role has two elements, writing and photography; volunteers may take on one side or the other, or both if so desired.
  • Each listing requires the writing of informative, descriptive, and engaging descriptions of each book, based on observations of the artefact and any necessary research for more specialist volumes.
  • Each book is then photographed, to highlight features (and any flaws), and engage potential customers with appealing imagery.
  • Typically the books we list online are more specialist and valuable; some of our most interesting titles.
  • Our online team also ensure online orders and packaged and dispatched regularly.
  • Working for Oxfam, all efforts and profits from the shop go towards raising money for our work relieving poverty through emergency aid, sustainable development, and campaigning for change around the world.
Location

Oxfam Lincoln Bookshop, 5 Cornhill, Lincoln, LN5 7HE

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

When starting new volunteers are given an induction to learn how the shop works, and the details of the job.

Early on new volunteers will work with the managers and/or other volunteers to learn all aspects of the role, and those same people are always on hand to provide further ongoing support.

Personal qualities and requirements
  • An interest in books! We offer a diverse range of books, so no matter what your interests there will no doubt be books awaiting listing to suit to your passions.
  • Basic computer skills are required, for listing on our online shop through a basic browser based form system.
  • For the writing side of the role, good writing skills are necessary, with a little flare never hurting.
  • For the photography element of the role, some understanding of photography and editing would be useful, but full training is provided.
  • For both parts, a good eye for detail is important, and research skills useful for identification and valuation of more specialist titles and attributes.
  • General e-commerce skills, including computer proficiency, packing and dispatching. Specialist books and researching skills. Photography and editing. General workplace and life skills, including communication and team work.
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Communication, Organisation
Availability

We are quite flexible, most volunteers do at least one four-hour shift per week, some much more, but we can work around individual availability.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? Any courses with an emphasis on research or creative writing. Photography and media.

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

Contact the shop, complete an application form, informal chat type interview, collection of references, induction (including health and safety and risk assessments), initial training, and then any ongoing training and support as required.

Timescale from application to starting volunteering:

Dependant on references and which day(s) a person wishes to work, usually a week or two from first contact.

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

Within a week.


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Organisation Name
Oxfam Lincoln Bookshop
Title of role
Online Sheet Music Lister - Oxfam Bookshop
Number of volunteer places available
4
Tasks

Listing sheet music for sale on the Oxfam Online Shop. Picking from a large stock of sheet music donated to the Oxfam shop, the role is two fold: Initially selecting the most interesting pieces to list, and then producing accurate and engaging descriptions for each item.

 

Each listing requires the writing of informative engaging descriptions of each book or sheet, based on observations of the artefact and any necessary research for more specialist volumes.

 

Each book is then photographed, to highlight features (and any flaws), and engage potential customers with appealing imagery. This role is primarily focused on working on the descriptions, but if you wish to take the listing the whole way through and take the photos too, that is very welcome.

 

Our online team also ensure online orders and packaged and dispatched regularly.

 

Working for Oxfam, all efforts and profits from the shop go towards raising money for our work relieving poverty through emergency aid, sustainable development, and campaigning for change around the world.

Location

Oxfam Lincoln Bookshop, 5 Cornhill, Lincoln, LN5 7HE

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

When starting new volunteers are given an induction to learn how the shop works, and the details of the job.

 

Early on new volunteers will work with the managers and/or other volunteers to learn all aspects of the role, and those same people are always on hand to provide further ongoing support.

Personal qualities and requirements

An interest in music.  Ideally anyone applying for this role would have some understanding of the details of sheet music and musical genres, in order to provide informative descriptions (this sort of knowledge can be gained on the job though, so it doesn’t need to be expert level).

 

Basic computer skills are required, for listing on our online shop through a basic browser based form system.

 

For the writing side of the role, good writing skills are necessary, with a little flare never hurting.

 

For the photography element of the role (optional), some understanding of photography and editing would be useful, but full training is provided.

 

In general a good eye for detail is important, and research skills useful for identification and valuation of more specialist titles and attributes.

General e-commerce skills, including computer proficiency, packing and dispatching. Specialist music and researching skills. Photography and editing. General workplace and life skills, including communication and team work.

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

We are quite flexible, most volunteers do at least one four-hour shift per week, some much more, but we can work around individual availability.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? Anyone with a musical background and/or research or creative writing interest.

 

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

Sign-up here, contact the shop, complete an application form, informal chat type interview, collection of references, induction (including health and safety and risk assessments), initial training, and then any ongoing training and support as required.

 

Timescale from application to starting volunteering:

 

Dependant on references and which day(s) a person wishes to work, usually a week or two from first contact.

 

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

 

Within a week.

 

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required: No


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Organisation Name
Oxfam
Title of role
Online Volunteer - Oxfam
Number of volunteer places available
4
Tasks
  • Writing descriptions of the objects for the website 
  • Objects will include: Books, homewares, clothing and shoes 
Location

High Street Lincoln 

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

You will receive full training prior to your volunteering beginning whilst being supported by the Oxfam Manager 

Personal qualities and requirements
  • Able to write descriptions for items 
  • Photograph items well 
  • Ability to package and send to buyer
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Communication
Availability

Online is a flexible position

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?

Anybody, as long as they are confident to use a computer and write descrptions for items we are selling 

Application process for volunteers: 

An informal chat with Jo at Oxfam will be arranged where you will be breifed more about the role.

Timescale from application to starting volunteering: 

As soon as possible 

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

Within a working week

 


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Organisation Name
Jon Egging Trust
Title of role
Public Collection Coordinator - Jon Egging Trust
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

JET’S Big Collection is a nationwide campaign which will take place throughout the year to help us raise awareness and funds of our youth engagement programmes. With the support of our Public Collection Coordinators we hope to raise over £5,000.

Public collections are a simple and fun way to raise money and awareness for JET and our local Public Collection Coordinators will organise collection events in their local communities to help raise vital funds for the thousands of young people we support every year through our youth engagement programmes.

In the role of Public Collection Coordinator you will book or supervise collections at local supermarkets, garden centres, and similar venues, be the key point of contact on the day, and process and record the funds raised, all in coordination with and support from JET’s regional Fundraising Officer in your area.

You will play a key role in helping JET to manage and develop collections across the UK, enabling us to support young people to be the best they can be.

JET’s Fundraising Officer’s will be on hand to offer support, advice and training where needed.

Tasks include:

  • Plan public collection events at supermarkets, garden centres, shopping centres, universities and similar venues in your community, or supervise collections organised by your Regional Fundraising Officer. This may include street collections.
  • Create a rota of volunteers for each planned collection with the support of your Regional Fundraising Officer.
  • Liaise with volunteers prior to the collection, and let them know the total raised afterwards.
  • Act as they key point of contact on the day, including setting up and clear down, and ensuring basic protocols are followed.
  • Collect, count, bank and report funds raised, following guidance provided
  • Complete any forms required by the collection venue to report the results of the collection.
  • Act as a local representative for JET in your community.

 

Location

Various locations across Lincolnshire 

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

A training session will be arranged prior to the first collection date where volunteers will also receive an information pack and all the resources they require for their collection.

 

JET’s fundraising officers are also always on hand to answer questions and offer support.

 

Personal qualities and requirements:

•       Good knowledge of your local community

•       Reliable and trustworthy

•       Outgoing, proactive and self-motivated

•       Ability to lead and motivate a team

•       Aged 18+

  • Access to your own car would be an added bonus
Personal qualities and requirements

Personal qualities and requirements:

•       Good knowledge of your local community

•       Reliable and trustworthy

•       Outgoing, proactive and self-motivated

•       Ability to lead and motivate a team

•       Aged 18+

  • Access to your own car would be an added bonus
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Team Working, Communication, Organisation
Availability

The amount of time required will be approximately 2-3 hours in administration per week to help book and plan public collections, plus the time of the actual collection(s) you organise.

Current planned collection dates include:

  • 8th April – Asda North Hykeham
  • 11th & 12th November – Pennells Garden Centre, Lincoln
  • 9th & 10th December – Waterside Shopping Centre, Lincoln
Additional Info

A training session will be arranged prior to the first collection date where volunteers will also receive an information pack and all the resources they require for their collection.

JET’s fundraising officers are also always on hand to answer questions and offer support.

Who would this role be most suited to?

This role is suitable for anyone but may be of wider interest to those studying events, business or marketing. 

For more information please contact the JET’s East of England Fundraising Officer Sarah Cross on [email protected]


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Organisation Name
Rivercare (Witham Group)
Title of role
RiverCare Volunteer - Rivercare (Witham Group)
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks
• Litter picking • River Clean • Wildlife surveying
Location
Meeting outside Tower Bar, Student’s Union
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
All equipment will be provided; volunteers must wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The Group Leader will be there to provide support and answer questions.
Personal qualities and requirements
Volunteers must be motivated, dedicated and have a passion for the safety of wildlife and protection of our rivers and oceans.
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability
RiverCare events are being held on: Saturday 16th February 2019 Saturday 23rd March 2019 Saturday 27th April 2019 Saturday 1st June 2019 Saturday 13th July 2019 Saturday 31st August 2019 Saturday 21st September 2019 Saturday 9th November 2019
Additional Info
This role would be suited for any volunteer of any ability. Especially relevant to students with an interest in starting a conservation, sustainability, environmental or animal-related career. Application process immediate – volunteers can come to next event, no matter how close. Will require to sign in at event on the day.

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Organisation Name
Alzheimer's Society Side by Side
Title of role
Side by Side Volunteer - Alzheimer's Society
Number of volunteer places available
15
Tasks

Supporting a person with dementia to continue and/or pursue hobbies and interests of their choice, and to remain engaged and involved with their local community.

Accompanying a person with dementia either on a one-to-one basis or as part of a group, to achieve the above.

Location

Lincoln and surrounding area.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
  • One-to-one and/or group support from the Side by Side Manager.
  • Ongoing training, and learning and development opportunities if and when these arise.
  • Out-of-pocket expenses reimbursed in line with our Expenses Policy and as agreed.
Personal qualities and requirements

The role may be suitable if you:

  • Would like to support people with dementia stay active and involved in local their community.
  • Would like to support people with dementia to improve their quality of life.
  • Have an interest in, or are willing to learn about, dementia and its impact on people.
  • Have good communication and listening skills, especially interpersonal.
  • Are able to keep accurate written records.
  • Are able to volunteer by yourself in the community, yet understand you are part of a team.
  • Are able to attend training and induction as required to help you in your role.
  • Agree to undergo DBS and reference checks.
  • Are committed to inclusion and treating people from all backgrounds with dignity.
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
None
Availability

In terms of hours per week, per fortnight, or per month, this will be determined both by the activity, what the person with dementia wants to do and your availability.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?

The role may be suitable if you:

  • Would like to support people with dementia stay active and involved in local their community.
  • Would like to support people with dementia to improve their quality of life.
  • Have an interest in, or are willing to learn about, dementia and its impact on people.
  • Have good communication and listening skills, especially interpersonal.
  • Are able to keep accurate written records.
  • Are able to volunteer by yourself in the community, yet understand you are part of a team.
  • Are able to attend training and induction as required to help you in your role.
  • Agree to undergo DBS (free of charge) and reference checks.
  • Are committed to inclusion and treating people from all backgrounds with dignity.

Application process for volunteers:

  • Sign up to be referred
  • Meet the Side by Side Manager to discuss the role.
  • Complete the volunteer registration process and documents.
  • Provide two satisfactory references.
  • Undergo an enhanced DBS check.
  • Complete the learning programme specifically designed for Side by Side, Elearning and induction day with ongoing training as required.

Timescale from application to starting volunteering: Four weeks approximately

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


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Organisation Name
Scampton Church
Title of role
Social Media Crowd Funding Advisor - Scampton Church
Number of volunteer places available
2
Tasks
To advise our project team partners on launching a social media crowd funding campaign to secure funds to install a commemorative RAF stained glass window at Scampton Church Lincoln.
Location
Scampton Church LN1 2SE
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
Working alongside the project co-ordinator.
Personal qualities and requirements
Essential: Skilled in the use of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, You Tube and other social media platforms. Desirable: Experience with Gofundme or similar crowdfunding platforms. An interest in the Royal Air Force Heritage.
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability
At the volunteer's discretion.
Additional Info
Maybe best suited to a Media Studies student who is looking for a research topic in the community.

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Organisation Name
CLIC Sargent
Title of role
Speaker Volunteer - CLIC Sargent
Number of volunteer places available
2
Tasks

Being a CLIC Sargent Speaker means being the face of the charity in the community.

You will become known for your effective, informative and interesting presentations on our work. This is a flexible role, and will largely involve presenting at evenings and weekends, or as and when a group requires a talk. The role is a proactive one, with a focus on developing relationships with new supporters, and can include -

  • Promoting the work of CLIC Sargent by organising and giving talks and presentations
  • Proactively approaching local companies, groups and organisations in order to organise speaking opportunities
  • Collecting cheques from community groups, businesses and organisations – saying thank you and giving a talk on behalf of CLIC Sargent
Location

Some travelling may be required but you will be based in your local community.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Your dedicated Fundraising Engagement Manager will support you in your role and

You’ll get an induction into CLIC Sargent and our work

We’ll cover your expenses for the time that you volunteer with us

Appropriate training to support you in delivering talks and presentations

An opportunity to develop your confidence and people skills

 

 

You’ll be raising awareness of and funds for CLIC Sargent and therefore having a direct impact on our fight for young lives against cancer

Personal qualities and requirements

You should be 18 or over;

Ability to use PowerPoint, Excel & Word

A good knowledge of your local area, and the passion to drive opportunities in the area, including the ability to research and contact local groups and organisations

Good communication and interpersonal skills, to represent CLIC Sargent in a professional manner;

You’ll be proactive in your approach to tasks and keen to build relationships – you don’t need to have lots of experience, just enthusiasm;

Willingness to learn and work closely with your Fundraising Engagement Manager

Experience of public speaking is desirable but not essential

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

We ask our CLIC Sargent Speaker to commit to a minimum 1 year period. To start with this role will likely be a couple of hours per month.

Speaking opportunities will often be in the evenings and weekends, so an ability to commit to evening time and weekends is a must for this role.

Additional Info

We will require 2 references (character, employee or study)


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Organisation Name
Voluntary Centre Services Lincoln
Title of role
Student Pipeline Ambassador - Voluntary Centre Services Lincoln
Number of volunteer places available
20
Tasks

To promote the Student Pipeline campaign to other students via events, one-to-one discussion and social media.

Many people are unaware that some of the biggest causes of blockages in pipes are wipes and fats, oils and grease.

Anglian Water, through its programme Keep It Clear, is working with communities to raise awareness of the issues, costs and misery blockages can cause with internal and external flooding, loss of toilet use, potential pollution and harm to the environment.

Anglian Water are currently doing some work with Voluntary Centre Services in Lincoln to promote the Keep it Clear message about how to keep pipes and drains clear and free from blockages. We are extending this work to the student community and would like to recruit some student Ambassadors to help us. There are some exciting give-aways and good publicity to help promote the message – but we need enthusiastic volunteers to help.

Location

University of Lincoln

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Initial induction and on-going support from VCS Lincoln Area Co-ordinator

Personal qualities and requirements

Good communicator; Passionate about the environment; ICT skills

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Communication
Availability

The role is flexible and could be fitted in around commitments and study

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? Any course, although media and journalism students may particularly enjoy.

Application process for volunteers: recruitment sessions on site at the University

Timescale from application to starting volunteering: Immediately on completion of initial induction (as part of group session)

When can students expect to hear back from you once they have been referred? Within 5 days


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Organisation Name
Addaction
Title of role
Student Volunteer - Addaction
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks
To inspire and support substance users to move towards recovery away from drug misuse and related harm. Responsibilities • Help service users to develop the skills to achieve drug and alcohol-free lifestyles • Develop service users’ motivation to achieve drug and alcohol-free lifestyles • Support service users to understand the range of services and help there is in the local area to improve their general health and well-being o Find out what’s going on in the local area o Putting a list together of local services o Update current lists o Talk to service users about what options there are • Support service users to access and attend community services o E.g. housing and employment or training support • Encourage service users to take advantage of support groups and organisations such as mutual aid or peer support groups o Ensure service users know about local peer support groups • Encourage service users to access a wide range of treatment and support outside of substitute medication – these may include psycho-social interventions • Support service users to build their skills in areas such as education and employment, and work at obtaining stable accommodation and improving relationships o Make sure information about education and employment is accessible at services • Work with service staff and clinicians to champion and encourage solution-focused treatment that responds directly to individual need • Spread the word about recovery o Speak at local schools or partner organisations about recovery.
Location
Lincoln, Boston & Grantham
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
One-to-one support and group supervision
Personal qualities and requirements
Open Minded Non Judgemental Compassionate Determined Professional
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability
Usual office hours are 9am-5pm, however they are happy to work around availability
Additional Info
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Organisation Name
Carers FIRST
Title of role
Support Group Volunteer - Carers FIRST
Number of volunteer places available
15
Tasks
  • Be involved with Carers FIRST to promote the groups available to Carers.

 

  • Attend groups, welcome carers and offering refreshments upon arrival.

 

  • Take a register of all those who attend.

 

  • Support in the running of the group alongside the Community Support and Assessment Coordinator.

 

  • Communicate and listen in a non-judgemental and positive way with all Carers.

 

  • Ensure you keep confidentiality where appropriate with conversations

 

  • Support Group Volunteers will need to travel to groups within their allocated area. Own transport is essential.
Location

(Throughout Lincolnshire- all our group information are available in our “whats on guides” which can be found on our website).

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Direct or telephone support/ supervision (depending on volunteers personal preference).

Personal qualities and requirements
  • Support Group Volunteers will be required to use their excellent listening skills to listen and support Carers, who care for people with a different array of needs.

 

  • Support Group Volunteers will need good communication skills. You will need to be able to talk to Carers of all ages and from all communities.

 

  • Attend and complete the required training.
  • Meet with the Community Inclusion Coordinator on a regular basis for support sessions.
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability

As and when they are available. (Ideally 1-2 hour a month).

Additional Info
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Organisation Name
International Bomber Command Centre
Title of role
Team Member - International Bomber Command Centre
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
Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative , Organisation
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
Carers FIRST
Title of role
Telephone Befriender - Carers FIRST
Number of volunteer places available
15
Tasks
  • To attend and complete the training required by Carers First prior to initial contact with Carers.
  • To provide telephone contact to those who care and offer reassurance along with the opportunity for someone to have a chat with a friendly person.
  • Take responsibility for ensuring these phone calls happen either weekly or fortnightly.
  • To ensure you keep a log of each phone and document adequate detail of each conversation.
  • Feedback any concerns or issues you may have with the community inclusion coordinator.
Location

Mainly Grantham office (soon to be throughout Lincolnshire)

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Direct or telephone support/ supervision (depending on volunteers personal preference).

Personal qualities and requirements
  • Good listening and communication skills
  • Confident when using the telephone
  • Empathetic towards others and an interest in what others have to say.
  • Remain unjudgmental and positive
  • Can continue during potential emotive conversations.
  • Motivate and encourage those you are talking with.
  • Keep appropriate documentation of the phone call.
  • Attend and complete the required training.
  • Meet with the Community Inclusion Coordinator on a regular basis for support sessions.
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability

As and when they are available. (Ideally 1 hour a week).

Additional Info

This role is suitable for those who want to be a listening ear for Carers of friends or family members. You are not there to give advice, rather you are there to listen to what the carer has to say/wants to talk about.

 

Application process-

  • referral to Carers FIRST when interested in role.
  • Volunteer fills out application form and return to Carers FIRST
  • There will then be maximum 5 days in-between application and Carers FIRST contacting for informal interview date.
  • Carers FIRST will invite volunteer for informal interview/ if numerous application Carers FIRST can come to you.
  • Informal induction (each volunteer gets personalised induction plan, including appropriate training).
  • Once a student has been referred, Carers FIRST will be in contact within 3 working days.

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Organisation Name
Mansions of the Future
Title of role
Visitor Experience Volunteer - Mansions of the Future
Number of volunteer places available
10
Tasks
There are many ways to get involved in our programme at Mansions of the Future, from volunteering to support artist workshops, talks, discussions, events and film screenings to assisting with communal lunches and the sharing of intellectual resources. Volunteers will have the opportunity to: - Greet and welcome visitors on arrival to the space and events. - Direct visitors to the different locations of the space (if necessary). - Assist & support our programme of events, talks, workshops and activities. - Help artists and staff to maintain the tidiness and safety of the space. - Encourage conversation with visitors surrounding the activity and gather any feedback. - Promote further opportunities at Mansions of the Future. - Document events and activities (we will provide you with a camera). - Invigilate our resource room (often containing artworks), speaking to visitors about the contents of the space, encouraging questions and responses. Doing so with varying age groups. - Provide teas and coffees for visitors and artists. - Help to spruce up, repair, order and organise equipment, resources and admin materials. - Be a spare pair of hands where possible!
Location
Mansions of the Future, 15 St Mary’s Street, Lincoln, LN5 7EQ
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
Volunteers will be briefed at the beginning of every shift and will be supervised throughout, a member of staff will be close by if any support is required. There will also be further opportunity within our programme to become a mentor/ambassador, assisting and supporting other volunteers while developing leadership skills in the process.
Personal qualities and requirements
We are looking for volunteers who are friendly, welcoming and approachable individuals and who are interested in engaging in Lincoln's art and culture. Whether you are looking to gain some experience or share your skills, we would like to hear from you.
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Perseverance and Initiative , Communication, Organisation
Availability
We require volunteers to do a minimum of 4 hours per month, this can equate to either one or two shifts.
Additional Info
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Organisation Name
Boston Community Transport
Title of role
Volunteer Marketing Assistant - Boston Community Transport
Number of volunteer places available
1
Tasks
• Work on marketing projects from start to finish • Review all of our branding and marketing collateral and make recommendations for change • Review our website and make recommendations for changes • Write eye-catching appeal letters for donations, fundraising events and sponsorship • Review our marketing plan and make recommendations for changes • Devise sponsorship opportunities for corporates to engage with us • Work on a social media strategy
Location
Boston
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
The Chair will giving some training and Office Manager will support and supervise.
Personal qualities and requirements
Confident, computer literate, marketing knowledge.
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Team Working, Communication, Organisation
Availability
Hours to suit between Monday – Friday 9am-4.30pm
Additional Info
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Organisation Name
Buddies Dementia Cafe
Title of role
Volunteer Musicians - Buddies Dementia Cafe
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks
We are looking for a few musicians to play background music - classical/jazz/old pop songs to entertain our guests at an Afternoon Tea Party.
Location
Nettleham Village Hall, Nettleham, Lincoln
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
-
Personal qualities and requirements
Friendly
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Communication, Organisation
Availability
This is for our main fundraiser on Saturday 6th July, to start at 1pm and finish at 5pm. Musicians are to be perform for about an hour.
Additional Info
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Organisation Name
West End Residents' Association (WERA)
Title of role
Volunteer Street Warden - West End Residents' Association (WERA)
Number of volunteer places available
10
Tasks

To monitor a designated street(s) and note bins left on pavements (leaving a reminder card where appropriate), accumulations of refuse in black bags, street lights out of order and any other issues requiring attention of local or public authorities. 

Location

The West End area of the city only

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers with have an initial meeting with Sandra Lewis from WERA, to discuss what should be reported and to obtain a supply of bin reminder cards. Any specific issues subsequently can be raised with Sandra via telephone or email. All issues requiring reporting will be passed to Sandra to send on to the relevant authority.

Personal qualities and requirements

A reliable person, ideally living in the West End community and wanting to contribute to the maintenance of a clean and tidy environment

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
None
Availability

Positions are available at any time. The monitoring process is only required once per week but can be carried out more frequently if circumstances permit.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? Particularly suitable for any students who are interested in the environment

Application process for volunteers: Sign up below to be referred. You will then be contacted by Sandra Lewis to arrange a one-to-one meeting.

Timescale from application to starting volunteering: Virtually immediate

When can students expect to hear back from you once they have been referred?  Immediately


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Organisation Name
Buddies Dementia Cafe
Title of role
Volunteer Waiting Staff - Buddies Dementia Cafe
Number of volunteer places available
2
Tasks
We are looking for 2 people to help serve food and drink at our one off Afternoon Tea fundraising event.
Location
Nettleham Village Hall, Nettleham, Lincoln
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
-
Personal qualities and requirements
Friendly
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative
Availability
This is for our main fundraiser on Saturday 6th July to start at 1pm and finish at 5pm. Waiting staff will be required for roughly 2 hours.
Additional Info
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Organisation Name
THE OASIS
Title of role
Young Persons Group Work Assistant - The Oasis
Number of volunteer places available
2
Tasks

To assist the Programme Manager in delivery of an exciting interactive group programme to between 5-10 marginalised young people who find difficulty in accessing or maintaining attendance at main stream courses. These young people will not make the task easy, but there will be a high level of personal satisfaction in seeing the progress that they make. 

Location

THE OASIS, is locatated on Fiskerton Road, Cherry Willingham.

It can easily be accessed by bus and bus fares will be reimbursed.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Either the Programme Manager or Branch Director will help you set meaningful personal targets to obtain through this volunteering opportunity. Together you will work out the pathways to achieve these goals. Regular reviews of your progress towards these targets and any additional needs identified. 

Personal qualities and requirements

We are looking for volunteers who can be a positive role model, encourager and inspirer of marginalised young people.

You will need good listening skill and be very patient.

You will also need to have sufficient self discipline not to rise to any negative comments that the young people make. 

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

The group sessions run on Thursday and Friday afternoons from 12:00 to 15:30 for 5 weeks.

There is a break of a few weeks before the next group is started.

You would be required to attend for the full 5 weeks. Preferably for both the days, but it could be for just one. 

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? This role would suit anyone who is looking to work with people. It maybe in a social work setting or in business management where people skills were required. It might also suit someone studying psychology or counselling. 
Application process for volunteers: Complete application form,  Have Interview Apply for DBS/references, Induction / training,  start volunteering 
Timescale from application to starting volunteering: This is generally around 2/3 weeks. 
When can students expect to hear back from you once they have been referred? You will hear back from us within a matter of days


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