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Organisation Name
Bransby Horses
Title of role
Activities Assistant - Bransby Horses - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
5
Tasks

We're looking for very special individuals to assist our community engagement team, visitor centre team and other teams with our exciting half term activities to including crafting, trails, and other activities taking place in our new community hub, The Lodge.

Summary of Main Duties:

School holiday periods are a busy time for Bransby Horses, and we have a host of activities during this period such as Adoption Days, Pony Grooming, Nature Trails and other activities tailored to the season/occasion. Roles can include:

• Assisting with Glitter Tattoos & Face Painting sessions – training will be provided.

• Assisting in event days – such as the Summer Fayre, Autumn Fayre or Christmas Fayre

• Assisting with crafting activities.

• Assisting in other activity days – such as Pony Grooming, Nature Trails and Adoption Days.

• Assisting in the preparation of internal events

• Selling our donated items to help raise vital funds

• Assisting in other events, sessions and activities in The Lodge – this may include craft activities, volunteering with children and their parents/carers.

The above are an idea of activities you could be involved in throughout the Summer Holidays, Half Term Holidays, Bank Holidays and other event days.

Location

Bransby Horses, Bransby – LN1 2PH

Within a 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

• Excellent communication skills

• Experience of working with children

• Confident, patient and approachable

• Punctual

• 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

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Problem Solving, Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication, Organisation
Availability

Flexible but mainly half terms & holidays – get in touch for more detail.

Additional Info

We are looking for volunteers who are confident in meeting and talking to new people, and are efficient in both verbal and written communications.

The application process includes an informal chat and an application form and assessment 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
Lincolnshire YMCA
Title of role
Activities Volunteer - Lincolnshire YMCA - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Supporting children, young people and parents to take part in activities at the Showroom.

Key Responsibilities:

• Greet and welcome visitors on arrival to the Showroom. Assisting them with their enquiries in a positive and friendly manner.

• Registering family members on their chosen activity.

• Assist & support activity leaders to run the session safely and successfully provide new opportunities for children and young people. These could be based around dance, drama or music. Assistance with delivering the opportunity will be provided by experienced paid staff.

• Ensure robust safeguarding procedures are followed at all times.

• Provide assistance in developing future activity programmes and events.

• Support development of promotional materials and social media to increase the numbers of children and young people attending the activities provided.

Location

Lincolnshire YMCA, The Showroom, Tritton Road, Lincoln, LN6 7QY

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

The application process is open and informal, volunteers will go through a full induction before starting their first shift and will be supervised at all times. Volunteers will never be expected to work with children or young people on their own.

Volunteers are briefed at the start of every shift and supported throughout their time with us in the Showroom.

Personal qualities and requirements

Friendly, open & a good listener

Ability to talk to people from all ages and backgrounds

Ability to support an activity for children and young people

Ability to record information

Not afraid to ask for help if needed

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Perseverance and Initiative , Organisation
Availability

We need volunteers for shifts during each day, in the evenings and at weekends, though Sunday working is rare.

Additional Info

The role would be suitable for anyone interested in working with children or young people and offers good work experience useful for CV's or application forms.

We need volunteers who can demonstrate flexibility, responsibility and confidence when working directly with people and diverse audiences.

This application will take place in four stages:

• A 1:1 conversation with our Activities Manager about the Showroom and the activities we provide. This will include what your role will be and what you could bring to the role.

• You will then be asked to complete a short application form outlining your contact details, interest, motivations and general availability.

• We will then invite you in prior to your first shift, to go through our short induction process and agree with you the shifts you will work.

• You will then buddy up with an existing team member who will support you in your role.

Volunteers are briefed at the start of every shift and supported throughout their time with us in the Showroom.


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Organisation Name
Lincolnshire Wildlife Park
Title of role
Animal Keeping - Lincolnshire Wildlife Park - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
5
Tasks

Animal husbandry, enclosure and general park cleaning, food preparation, enrichment building, record keeping, public interaction.

Location

Friskney, Lincolnshire

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will be shadowed by a trained member of staff for their introductory period. There is a HR team in the office for any queries, concerns or comments from volunteers.

Personal qualities and requirements

Confident and positive attitude toward manual work. The majority of the work will be to support cleanliness throughout the park. They must uphold a professional yet compassionate relationship towards all species of animals, especially birds, with the park housing The National Parrot Sanctuary of over 1000 parrots.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Communication, Organisation
Availability

Volunteers can volunteer for as much or as little as available.

However we suggest at least 1-2 days per week to gain a better and more consistent experience.

Working hours are usually 9am - 5pm (March - Oct), or 9am - 4pm (Nov - Feb)

Additional Info

Most suited to students who have a keen interest in the more manual side of an animal based career, such as zoo keeping.

Students will initially be sent information via email about the park and job role, to read before proceeding. Following this, an interview will be arranged via email with our Animal Manager. The student will then receive confirmation or declination via email, following their interview.

A start date and regular dates or hours to be fulfilled will be confirmed between the park and the student & information sent to prepare them for their first day.

On their first day, they will receive our policies to read and sign, and then an induction. They will then be shadowed by a keeper for the duration of their introductory period, until an appraisal with the animal manager to review their progress and future plan with us.


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Organisation Name
New Roots Housing Project
Title of role
Befriender - New Roots Housing Project - 2019/20
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.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability

2-3 hours per week (flexible).

Additional Info

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?

Within 1 week.


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Organisation Name
Cairn
Title of role
Cairn Youth Network Ambassador - Cairn - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
10
Tasks

• The purpose of the Cairn Youth Network is to educate young people about the issue of domestic abuse. You will be involved in raising awareness of domestic abuse to students at your university campus.

• Carrying out a domestic abuse awareness campaign.

• Organising events and activities like discussion groups, speaker events, workshops, panel events, self-defence classes etc.

• Affiliating with local charities and your council to engage the community.

• Engaging in fundraising for the charity.

Location

University of Lincoln

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

The volunteers will be given a comprehensive training pack that provides all the information and tools they will need to fulfil this role. The volunteers will also be able to contact the Chair of the Cairn Youth Network, Sheena Patel with any queries.

Personal qualities and requirements

This opportunity is open to students from all degree disciplines at any stage of study.

Essential skills:

• A genuine interest in addressing the issue of domestic violence

• Good interpersonal and communication skills

• Ability to work effectively within a team

• Strong problem solver and ability to show initiative

• Strong organisational skills

Desirable skills:

• Experience in the non-profit sector

• Creative in generating new ideas to address this issue

• Experience of using a range of social media tools including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

• Strong leadership skills.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Leadership, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability

This role is flexible and there are no fixed hours for volunteers. It will be dependent on the type of events and activities the volunteers choose to organise.

Additional Info

The application process involves sending a CV addressing the competencies laid out in the Role Description and Person Specification, followed by an informal Skype interview. The application process should take no longer than 10 days. Students can expect to hear back from me within 0-3 working days.


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Organisation Name
Age UK Lincoln & South Lincs
Title of role
Charity Shop Volunteer - Age UK & South Lincs - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
10
Tasks

Do you love fashion, upcycling, engaging with members of the public, then come and join our shop team in the city centre. Charity shops gain a loyal following of regular customers and unlike a normal retail setting you never know what stock will arrive.

The team have to be creative with their merchandising and displays to show the merchandise at its best.

• Working on a till processing sales and returns.

• Merchandising.

• Light cleaning duties.

• Replenishing stock on shop floor.

• Stock processing and preparation including sorting, steaming and pricing.

Location

Guildhall Street, Lincoln, LN1 1TT

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Direct supervision from the Charity Shop staff

Personal qualities and requirements

• Team working skills

• Problem solving abilities

• Reliable

• Friendly, engaging and polite

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Commercial Awareness, Team Working, Communication
Availability

Minimum of one session a week (morning or afternoon). The shop is open from Monday to Saturday 9am-4pm.

Additional Info
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Organisation Name
Bishop King Church of England Primary School
Title of role
Classroom/Reading Volunteer - Bishop King Church of England Primary School - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
10
Tasks

Volunteering/support in class. Listening to readers.

Location

Kingsway, Lincoln. LN5 8EU. Next door to the Football Ground and Police Station on South Park Avenue.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Dependant on volunteer, they will receive an induction and instruction on the initial visit.

Personal qualities and requirements
-
Employability skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability
-
Additional Info
-

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Organisation Name
Oxfam
Title of role
Clothing Team Member - Oxfam - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
12
Tasks

Sorting, valuing, and merchandising clothing in the Oxfam shop.

Our clothing team is crucial to the running of the shop; sorting through new donations to identify items of a saleable condition, and filter out those which are not (any rejected items are then used elsewhere in Oxfam for various purposes).

A keen eye for detail is required to make sure nothing below our shops standards slips through, and to make sure top brands and vintage items aren't missed, and are priced appropriately. Once sorted and prepared, clothing on the shop floor needs constant merchandising to withstand the busy shop environment, again calling on a good eye for detail, and a good sense of style to group items in a visually appealing manner that makes the best use of every donation.

Some volunteers prefer to focus on one aspect of the role, while others take on the full range of tasks.

Location

The Oxfam shop in Lincoln, on the High Street, near the level crossing.

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

Most important is an eye for detail. Also useful is good knowledge of fashion trends and brands, although this can be learnt on the job as well.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, 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?

Our clothing team includes diverse range of people. A passion for fashion is useful. Art and design skills are useful for visual merchandising aspects of the role.

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?

Within a week.


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Organisation Name
Guide Dogs
Title of role
Collection Box Coordinator - Guide Dogs - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
5
Tasks

Identifying and placing collecting boxes in suitable locations.

Talking to the shop owner, receptionist etc. at the location about how the boxes will help Guide Dogs and what we do.

Emptying boxes every 3-6 months (as they get full) and banking the income through the paying in book provided. Give a receipt and letter of thanks to the hosts.

Keeping a written record of the location of all boxes for your supervisor, the dates they are emptied and the dates/amounts banked.

If boxes aren’t collecting much, you’ll decide to move them to a better location. Your supervisor may also ask you to remove boxes.

Reporting any stolen boxes to the local Mobility Team.

Spotting the potential for further fundraising amongst the box holders for Community Fundraiser.

Location

Various

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

• Regular and ongoing support from Guide Dogs

• Payment of out of pocket expenses agreed in advance

• Basic induction to Guide Dogs and to the role

Personal qualities and requirements

• Willingness to talk to people about Guide Dogs

• Good communication and organisational skills

• Team working when working with a local fundraising group or others

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Team Working, Communication, Organisation
Availability

Flexible

Guide Dogs ‘Cuddle the Fluffy’ event at 11am in the Lincoln University Students Union on Wednesday 19th February 2020. Students are welcome to come along to find out more and meet fundraisers.

Additional Info

At Guide Dogs we will not rest until people who are blind and partially sighted can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.

Every hour, another person in the UK goes blind. Our research shows that there are some 180,000 visually impaired people who rarely leave home alone. Every day we receive more calls from people of all ages and backgrounds, asking for our help.

Guide Dogs positively changes lives that have been devastated by sight loss with the training and support we provide. Our amazing guide dogs offer a unique combination of practical and emotional support that transform people’s lives forever.

Our range of services include:

• Buddy dogs who help young children to take their first steps into guide dog ownership and on the path to independence.

• Dual purpose working dogs that can help people who have sight loss and other disabilities too.

• Mobility specialists who work with children and adults of all ages (and their families) to make the world an easier place to live in.

• Orientation and mobility training to equip people to get about independently and safely, both inside and outside the home.

• Vital skills training from learning how to make the best use of remaining sight and other senses, learning routes, orientation, long cane training and other electronic aides.


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Organisation Name
British Red Cross
Title of role
Community Reserve Volunteer - British Red Cross - 2019/20
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?
-
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.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Problem Solving, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability

BRC will text you if we need support and you can reply yes/no.

Additional Info
-

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Organisation Name
St Barnabas Hospice
Title of role
Complementary Therapy Volunteer - St Barnabas Hospice - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

The role is to provide complementary agreed treatments for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice. Principally we will supply these treatments to patients but should capacity allow we will supply their carers.

Key duties:

- Complete the role induction to a satisfactory level.

- Agree plans for the individual patient where necessary in consultation with complementary therapy team leader.

- Carry out treatment appropriate to individual patient needs where necessary in consultation with complementary therapy team leader.

- The aromatherapist will be responsible for appropriate use and safe storage of oils.

- Document each treatment session in notes.

- Work to St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice complementary therapy policy, procedure & guidelines.

- Feedback to team leader on condition of patients.

- Each therapist will be responsible for maintaining and updating their professional skills

- Accept supervision and mentoring by the complementary therapy team leader (staff) by phone and one to one meetings

- 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

St Barnabas Day Therapy Centre, Hawthorn Road, Lincoln LN2 4QX

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will be supported by the nurse in charge and the Complementary Therapy Team Leader.

Personal qualities and requirements

Must be a member of an appropriate complementary therapy professional organisation recognised by St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.

Sensitive and empathetic listener.

Able to maintain confidentiality and health and safety.

A willingness to attend ongoing training and receive support and mentoring.

Adhering to the principles and values of St Barnabas Hospice. Some understanding of loss and bereavement and how this can impact on others.

An ability to demonstrate empathy and understanding to the needs of others.

Ability to respond to the needs of patients / carers in a respectful way with consideration to their own values and beliefs.

An ability to at times to respond to emotionally challenging situations in a calm and responsive manner.

All volunteering requires a commitment both in time and in motivation. It will be essential that you are consistent, trustworthy and reliable.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability

Hours and days can be discussed

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?

Students who are working towards a career in complementary therapy.

Application process for volunteers:

Sign up to be referred, complete an application form, which will be sent to you, provide references, attend interview, have DBS check, receive induction, complete training, start volunteering.

Timescale from application to starting volunteering:

This depends upon how quickly paperwork and checks are completed but it can take anything from 3 to 8 weeks.

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

Within a week


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Organisation Name
Saxilby with Ingleby Parish Council
Title of role
Conservation Volunteer - Saxilby with Ingleby Parish Council - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Tidying, sweeping, raking, painting fences, improving the canal area including protecting and improving wildlife, heritage and visitor experience.

Refreshments and cake will be available during volunteer days.

Location

Saxilby Waterfront— Bridge Street and the Fossdyke Canal, Bridge Street, Saxilby

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Support the Canal and River Trust Volunteer Team Leader and other Working Group members. All safety procedures and work instructions will be given on the day.

Personal qualities and requirements

Enthusiasm, likes the outdoors and willing to get stuck in. Please wear old clothes and protective footwear if you have any.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative
Availability

Volunteer days are every month alternating between a Saturday and a Monday from 9.30 to 3pm. Volunteers can drop in at any time during the day.

Next volunteer session is Monday 1st April.

Additional Info

Anyone can be a volunteer. Please contact Saxilby Parish Council for more information and directions of how to get to Saxilby. There is a regular bus route and trains from Lincoln Station and a cycle path.


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Organisation Name
Lincoln City Foundation
Title of role
Conversation Club English Language Tutor - Lincoln City Foundation - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
5
Tasks

• Planning informal English classes for a range of abilities

• Preparing teaching materials and delivering the classes

• Checking and assessing pupils’ work

• Promoting and building awareness of the classes

Location

Bishop King Church of England Primary School

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full support provided by Lincoln City Foundation Community Organisers regarding preparation and delivery of the classes.

Personal qualities and requirements

Passionate about language learning. Ideally an individual aspiring to teach / or has experience of teaching English as a foreign language.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Leadership, Problem Solving, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication, Organisation
Availability

Every Tuesday 10am until 12pm

Additional Info
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Organisation Name
Assist
Title of role
Dementia Support Group Volunteer - Assist - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
2
Tasks

• The volunteer will work with the other volunteers and the group leader to ensure that the group runs smoothly.

• The volunteers will chat and befriend the clients ensuring that they are having an enjoyable time.

• The volunteer will take part in activities along with clients to support and encourage them.

• The volunteer will help in the setting up and setting down of the room including tidying and washing up.

Location

The Vine Centre, The Parade, Cherry Willingham LN3 4JL

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

The Assist Project worker who leads the group will support the volunteer in his/her role and the overall Assist Co-ordinator will ensure the volunteer is supported with regular contact and reviews.

This role would be most suited to someone who would like to work with people in a caring role with an interest in dementia, mental health or social care.

Personal qualities and requirements

No formal qualifications are required but an interest in Dementia is useful but not essential. The volunteer needs to be concerned about people, sensitive to their needs, have the ability to listen and good common sense.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Problem Solving, Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability

Wednesday morning 9am-12:30 pm or/and Wednesday afternoon 12:30pm – 3pm during term time.

Additional Info

Application process would be as follows: - informal Interview, complete application form, DBS, references, induction training and start volunteers.

Subject to DBS and references this could take between 4 – 6 weeks from application. Students should hear back from us within 7 days of being referred.


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Organisation Name
Alzheimer's Society
Title of role
Dementia Voice Volunteer - Alzheimer's Society - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

To support with opportunities to ensure that the voice of people with a diagnosis of dementia is articulated and that the profile of dementia, and its impact within society at large, and individual communities, is championed and further developed.

Location

Across Lincolnshire with specific work happening in Lincoln subject to available opportunities.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full induction into the role from a role manager with a Welcome Day covering all aspects of volunteering with Alzheimer’s Society being covered as well as opportunities for training and development and ongoing support in line with the specifics of the role.

Personal qualities and requirements

Suited to those with a knowledge of dementia and those with a passion both for learning more and contributing to the development of dementia friendly and inclusive communities.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Team Working, Communication, Organisation
Availability

Subject to specific project/opportunity requirements

Additional Info
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Organisation Name
North Kesteven District Council
Title of role
Digital Hub Support - North Kesteven District Council - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Do you enjoy spending time browsing the internet? Do you feel confident about sending emails? Do you like using social media to connect with friends and family? Would you like to gain some new skills and make a real difference to the lives of people in the community?

If this sounds like you, volunteering at one of our Digital Hubs could be a great way to develop some practical work-based skills and give back to the community.

As part of the role you would be:

1. Working as part of a team to support learners with queries about how to use their laptops and mobile devices, some of the common queries include: how to set up an email account, how to use Skype, how to download antivirus software, accessing the internet for online shopping and using comparison sites, to name a few.

2. Providing 1:1 support to people with their queries, as well as potentially engaging in group discussion about commonly identified problems.

3. Promote and signpost learning opportunities such as and including www.learnmyway.com

4. Encouraging learners to provide feedback about the sessions to the Digital Hub Co-coordinator.

5. Working closely with older people.

Location

We are primarily looking for volunteers to help at Skellingthorpe, but also have opportunities at Heckington, Osbournby & Ruskington.

We plan to open hubs in more areas surrounding Lincoln in the future, so if the role interests you but there are no suitable locations yet we would still be interested in hearing from you.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will have support at every session from a member of the NKDC Digital Team, receive an induction from the Digital Hub Co-ordinator as well as free essential training. The Digital Hub Co-ordinator will be the first point of contact for support, guidance and training.

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. Excellent communication skills.

5. Have an good understanding of confidentiality and appropriate boundaries and/or willing to undertake free training.

6. Able to adhere to confidentiality, equal opportunities, health and safety and NKDC’s volunteering policy whilst in the volunteering role.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Problem Solving, Communication
Availability

We are ideally looking to fill volunteer vacancies on a Thursday morning 10:00am - 11:30am at Skellingthorpe. (Please note there is a bus to Skellingthorpe which leaves Lincoln Central Bus Station at 9:30am and returns from Skellingthorpe at 11:54am. All travel expenses will be reimbursed by NKDC).

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/ ) – if possible we would like volunteers to help open up and close down, which takes around 10 – 15 minutes in total.

Additional Info

Attendees at the hubs tend to be older people venturing into a digital world. For some this can be scary and confusing, many 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 you can listen & talk to people with compassion and understanding, then you can support attendees of the hub.

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.

Potential volunteers will be able to talk informally about the opportunity once registering their interest. If you have the right skills you will be invited to complete an application form, and come along to the hub to ‘try it out’ alongside our existing staff and volunteers.


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Organisation Name
St Barnabas Hospice
Title of role
eBay and New Goods Volunteer - St Barnabas Hospice - 2019/20
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.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Commercial Awareness
Availability

Open Monday-Friday 09:00 – 4:30pm

Additional Info

Application process for volunteers:

Application form, interview, training, start volunteering


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Organisation Name
Sue Ryder
Title of role
eBay and Social Media Volunteer - Sue Ryder - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
3
Tasks

• To identify donations that would be best sold on eBay

• To help with the shops Facebook page by posting items, taking pictures, advertising etc

• To support the shop with online needs

Location

Lincoln, North Hykeham, Newark

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

You will be supported by the Shop Manager and team. You will receive training and access to resources needed. You will receive regular one-to-one's and be offered other training opportunities.

Personal qualities and requirements

Somebody who is good with social media and can identify items that would be best sold on eBay rather than in the shop.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Commercial Awareness, Problem Solving, Perseverance and Initiative
Availability

Ideally as often as able, a minimum of four hour shifts across any available days they have.

Additional Info

We are looking for people who can identify genuine items that would be best sold on eBay and who know their way around Facebook.

We are happy to provide training and reasonable out of pocket travel expenses can be reimbursed for shifts over 4 hours, where receipts are provided and if agreed with the Manager. We can provide a reference to prospective employers and offer NVQ’s in Retail (eligibility criteria apply).

Arrange a taster session with the Manager and team to try out the role and meet the team and sign up straight away.

This is a great way to gain experience, make new friends, and to help Sue Ryder provide palliative, neurological or bereavement support to people.


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Organisation Name
Clean Lincoln Everywhere And Now
Title of role
Environmental Officer - Clean Lincoln Everywhere And Now - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

• Organise and execute individual litter picks

• Volunteer for C.L.E.A.N’s organised litter picks

Location

Anywhere volunteers want to perform a litter pick. The equipment is stored at the CLEAN hubs, one at the Lincoln City Football Club Stadium, one at ONENK in North Hykeham.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

On C.L.E.A.N’s organised events there will be CLEAN team leaders supervising the event. When individuals organise an event we provide them with 24/7 available online/telephone support as well as supply them with all the information they need.

Personal qualities and requirements

Good sense of health and safety. This role is suitable for anyone who wants to make difference to being proactive in taking care of the environment.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Leadership, Communication, Organisation
Availability

Our events run around once every three months. We loan the equipment all year round so volunteers can perform litter pick event’s as often as they like, when ever they like as long as the equipment is available.

Additional Info
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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 - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Various events this year but we have numerous different events throughout 2019.

• 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.

Employability 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

We can discuss what events are of interest to you and take it from there.

For LNE Volunteers, 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
Bransby Horses
Title of role
Events Assistant - Bransby Horses - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
10
Tasks

Our internal events are a crucial part of our organisation; they help to increase supporter engagement and also raise vital funds that enable us to continue to care for the animals in our care.

Examples of the internal events we run are our Summer Fayre, Autumn Fayre & Christmas Fayre – our three biggest fundraisers of the year and also slightly smaller events specific to the season/occasion such as Halloween Spook Days or Easter Fun Days.

Our External Events provide a crucial platform to help work towards increasing supporter engagement and awareness of Bransby Horses within the local and wider community. Examples of external events we attend are Lincolnshire Show, Newark and Nottinghamshire Show, Brocklesby Show and Heckington Show.

At both Internal and External Events, it is likely that you will help to engage with the general public and help build visitor relationships. Depending on your role during the day you are likely to be involved with:

• Set up and break down of the Bransby Horses Stand

• Communicating with the general public and answering any queries to the best of your ability.

• Increasing awareness of Bransby Horses Adoption Scheme, Rehoming Scheme and Friends of Bransby.

• Selling a selection of branded products.

• Collecting payments for merchandise.

• Raising awareness of the engagement opportunities for community groups.

• Talking to and engaging with the general public about the work of Bransby Horses.

• Keeping the Bransby Horses stand tidy and fully stocked throughout the event.

• Provide a helpful, cheerful experience to our visitors.

Location

Bransby Horses, Bransby LN1 2PH

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, however you will never be working alone and the volunteer team will always be there to support and be a point of contact within the charity.

Personal qualities and requirements

• Commitment to volunteering for Bransby Horses and attending agreed events

• Excellent communication skills

• Good numeracy and literacy skills

• Availability to help at a weekend

• Able to commit to the full time span of each event. This will include some very early start times and late finishes. If an event’s duration is two days, only one-day commitment would be required

• Confident and approachable

• Punctual

• 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

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability

Flexible, times and date vary – get in touch for more detail.

Additional Info

Bransby Horses are looking for confident, outgoing and enthusiastic individuals to support our staff and existing volunteers at internal and/or external events.

The application process includes an informal chat and an application form and assessment 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
Canal and River Trust
Title of role
Events Assistant Volunteer - Canal and River Trust - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

The Canal and River Trust are looking for volunteer to support our Community and Events Team to deliver a variety of events across the region and engage with the local community. Events Assistant Volunteers will get in involved in the following:

- Help with the delivery of local events across the East Midlands in summer 2020.

- Water sports, arts and crafts, walking groups, wildlife activities, boat trips, talks.

- Helping to set up equipment, working with the public and helping to increase the profile of the charity.

Location
Various across Lincolnshire
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Supervision from a Canal and River Trust member of staff.

A full induction to the Trust's vision and values.

Ongoing training.

Reimbursement of genuine out of pocket expenses.

Covered by the Trust's insurance.

Personal qualities and requirements

• Good customer service skills

• Willingness to pitch in and work as a team

• Whatever your skills and experience, we will find an activity that suits you.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Team Working, Communication, Organisation
Availability

Support will be required on an ad hoc basis, however there will be a full programme of events to support over the spring and summer, we are looking for people who can support these events when it is convenient for them.

Events usually range from 2 to 8 hours depending on the type of event.

Additional Info

This role is suitable for individuals who are looking for experience in Events Management, as volunteers will be pivotal in helping to plan and deliver our participatory events across the region during the Spring and Summer of 2020.

This role is also suitable for individuals who are outgoing, happy to get involved and have good customer service skills, however we are happy to work with any enthusiastic volunteers and will find a role suitable for you.


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Organisation Name
Age UK Lincoln & South Lincs
Title of role
Events, Fundraising, and Activities Supporter - Age UK Lincoln & South Lincs - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
20
Tasks

There is never a day the same when you are an Events & Fundraising Volunteer at Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire.

One day you could be helping us collect and count amazing, little hats for The Big Knit or manning front of house at one of our fashion shows, and the next you could be serving champagne at our Charity Gala Dinner or helping local people by speaking about our services in the community or Lincolnshire Show.

• Helping to support adhoc events in our Park Street Centre, such as Christmas Lunches and Special Occasions in our Park Street Eatery.

• Supporting our fundraising activities in the city of Lincoln. This could be promotional stands, fashion shows and a variety of events.

• Engaging with our service users.

Location

Park Street, Lincoln, LN1 1UQ and other areas within the city.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Direct supervision from the Activities Coordinator and the Community and Events Fundraiser.

Personal qualities and requirements

• Empathy and understanding of the needs of older people.

• Good communication skills.

• A friendly outgoing nature.

• Patient and enthusiastic.

• A love of our local people and community.

• Willingness to get involved in anything.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Problem Solving, Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication, Organisation
Availability

All these exciting opportunities will be adhoc throughout the year so if your schedule isn’t set in stone (for example, if you need more time in the library around exam time), you’re perfect for us.

You’ll join a group of like-minded people who want to help in any way they can.

Additional Info

As a local charity supporting older people in Lincolnshire it is vital for us to raise funds to support the work we do. We know that, for example, the effect of loneliness and isolation can be as harmful to our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and is more damaging than obesity.

Age UK Lincoln and South Lincolnshire offer services to help to alleviate the feeling of loneliness.


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Organisation Name
The Collection Museum & Usher Gallery
Title of role
Exhibition Invigilator Volunteer - The Collection Museum & Usher Gallery 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Whether you are 16 and just starting out, looking to gain experience in arts and museums or looking to try something new – you may very well be able to help us.

Art galleries and museums are a great way to engage with culture and help visitors engage with art, and here at The Collection and Usher Gallery we like to make sure everyone that comes to visit has a great time.

Whether it is looking around one of our vibrant temporary exhibitions, trying to find their house on our aerial floor map of Lincolnshire or investigating Bronze Age gold, Iron Age longboats or Early Medieval Lincoln, there is always a chance to learn something new.

About the role:

We are looking for enthusiastic Exhibition Volunteers with excellent communication skills, who are interested in developing a sound knowledge of the day-to-day running of public gallery and museum spaces and displaying contemporary art in museum settings.

As an Exhibition Volunteer you are likely to be the first person many of our visitors will encounter when they come to spend their day with us, so we are looking for volunteers who are positive, have a sense of fun and want to make their day as special as possible.

The role will include greeting visitors to the exhibition in a warm and friendly manner, orientating them around both sites and answering general enquiries. The volunteer will also monitor and control visitor numbers in the gallery space.

About the Exhibition:

Electric Fence is a solo show of works by Lincolnshire-based contemporary artist, Annabel McCourt. For this exhibition, McCourt's well-known installation 'Electric Fence', initially conceived for Hull Minster during the City of Culture year, will take over the upstairs gallery space in the Usher Gallery, alongside a series of new works specially commissioned for this 2020 exhibition. McCourt's 'Electric Fence' is a large-scale sculptural re-creation of an electric fence, inspired by occurrences of homophobic hate speech and utilising innovative audio technology to create an immersive and haunting experience.

About the Exhibition:

Wampum: Stories from the Shells of Native America

This touring exhibition unites contemporary indigenous artists and educators in the USA with museums and historic collections in Britain.

Wampum belts are stories of communities and culture. This exhibition centres on a newly crafted wampum belt created by the Wampanoag people of Massachusetts alongside historic material from the British Museum.

Together, they explore the history, art and culture of the Native Americans who met the passengers of the Mayflower. Wampanoag artists share their story through images, ideas and wampum – the sacred shells of Native America.

Wampum: Stories from the Shells of Native America is presented by The Box, Plymouth and supported by Arts Council England as part of Mayflower 400.

What will I be doing? This role is all about the visitor experience. Many visitors will be coming to The Collection for the first time and we want to ensure we give the best customer service possible, this means smiling, making eye contact, engaging in conversation and talking about the exhibition. As ambassadors for The Collection, you'll need to be confident in promoting the facilities, future exhibitions and our other heritage attractions. You'll also be asking for visitor feedback and encouraging visitors to complete survey forms so we can learn from their experiences.

Location

The Collection Museum & Usher Gallery

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

What support will I get?

Our friendly Visitor Experience Team will be on hand to support you during your role and provide you with all the advice and help you need. There will be plenty of time for you to see and experience the exhibition, you will be invited to a special event for Exhibition Volunteers to meet the artist, and our Exhibition's Team will provide you with useful guides to help you answer questions.

Personal qualities and requirements

What skills and experience do I need?

You will need to demonstrate a passion for art and heritage. Previous customer service experience is desirable with a natural aspiration to provide high standards of customer care.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability

Electric Fence is open daily 10am – 4 pm. We are looking for volunteers to help us between Saturday 8th February and Sunday 10th May 2020.

You can choose your hours from:

10am to 1pm (daily) or 1 pm to 4 pm (daily)

Additional Info

Why volunteer with us?

There are many benefits to volunteering for the Heritage Service; you will gain experience of working in a gallery and museum environment and interpreting art for broad audience, enhance your customer care skills and have the opportunity to work in an innovative and unique contemporary art exhibition.

This may lead to further volunteer placements at The Collection in the future. The experience can be added to your CV and a reference can be provided for you by the Exhibitions and Interpretation Officer.

What else do I need to know?

The Collection and Usher Gallery is located in the town centre and is in easy reach of the train station, bus station and local town centre car parks. In certain circumstances, it is possible to reclaim mileage, car parking fees and bus and train fares when volunteering with us.

Whilst we will not be able to provide you with a uniform, we do encourage volunteers to wear smart casual clothing in our dress code colours of lilac/purple/black tops and plain black trousers and skirts.


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Organisation Name
The Collection Museum & Usher Gallery
Title of role
Exhibition Team Volunteer - The Collection Museum & Usher Art Gallery - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Art galleries and museums are a great way to engage with culture and help visitors engage with art, and here at The Collection and Usher Gallery we like to make sure everyone that comes to visit has a great time.

Whether it is looking around one of our vibrant temporary exhibitions, trying to find their house on our aerial floor map of Lincolnshire or investigating Bronze Age gold, Iron Age longboats or Early Medieval Lincoln, there is always a chance to learn something new.

About the role:

We are looking for enthusiastic Exhibition Volunteers with excellent communication skills, who are interested in developing a sound knowledge of the day-to-day running of public gallery and museum spaces and displaying contemporary art in museum settings.

As an Exhibition Volunteer you are likely to be the first person many of our visitors will encounter when they come to spend their day with us, so we are looking for volunteers who are positive, have a sense of fun and want to make their day as special as possible.

The role will include greeting visitors to the exhibition in a warm and friendly manner, orientating them around both sites and answering general enquiries. The volunteer will also monitor and control visitor numbers in the gallery space.

About the Exhibition Programme:

The Collection and Usher Gallery programmes a diverse range of exhibitions, from contemporary art to historic and thematic exhibitions. We are Lincolnshire's archaeology museum and the Usher Gallery. We are operated by Lincolnshire County Council in partnership with the City of Lincoln Council, Arts Council England, The British Museum and the Art Fund. We are supported by the Friends of Lincoln Museums and Art Gallery, the Usher Trust and the Heslam Trust.

What will I be doing?

This role is all about the visitor experience. Many visitors will be coming to The Collection for the first time and we want to ensure we give the best customer service possible, this means smiling, making eye contact, engaging in conversation and talking about the exhibition. As ambassadors for The Collection, you'll need to be confident in promoting the facilities, future exhibitions and our other heritage attractions. You'll also be asking for visitor feedback and encouraging visitors to complete survey forms so we can learn from their experiences.

Location

The Collection Museum & Usher Gallery

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

What support will I get?

Our friendly Visitor Experience Team will be on hand to support you during your role and provide you with all the advice and help you need. There will be plenty of time for you to see and experience the exhibition, you will be invited to special events for Exhibition Volunteers to meet the artists, and our Exhibition's Team will provide you with useful guides to help you answer questions.

Personal qualities and requirements

What skills and experience do I need?

You will need to demonstrate a passion for art and heritage. Previous customer service experience is desirable with a natural aspiration to provide high standards of customer care.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Team Working, Communication
Availability

When we need you? Our Exhibitions are open daily 10 am to 4 pm on a three month turn around.

We are looking for volunteers to help us when exhibitions are open to the public, avoiding the exhibition changeover period.

You can choose your hours from:

10am to 1pm ; 1pm to 4pm

Additional Info

Why volunteer with us?

There are many benefits to volunteering for the Heritage Service; you will gain experience of working in a gallery and museum environment and communicating about art to a broad audience, further your customer care skills and have the opportunity to work in an innovative and unique contemporary art exhibition.

This may lead to further volunteer placements at The Collection in the future. The experience can be added to your CV and a reference can be provided for you by the Exhibitions and Interpretation Officer.

What else do I need to know?

The Collection and Usher Gallery is located in the town centre and is in easy reach of the train station, bus station and local town centre car parks. In certain circumstances, it is possible to reclaim mileage, car parking fees and bus and train fares when volunteering with us.

Whilst we will not be able to provide you with a uniform, we do encourage volunteers to wear smart casual clothing in our dress code colours of lilac/purple/black tops and plain black trousers and skirts.


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Organisation Name
Oxfam Lincoln Bookshop
Title of role
Floor Team Member - Oxfam Bookshop - 2019/20
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.

Employability 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?

Referral to the shop through the SU, 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?

Within a week.


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Organisation Name
Swanpool FC
Title of role
Football Club Photographer - Swanpool FC - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
2
Tasks

- Take sporting photos of in play games

- Take team photos before kick off

- Upload the best images onto team's Facebook page

Location

Home games: Skellingthorpe Recreation Ground, LN6 0EY

Away games: Lincoln

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full support of the Team Manager and Team Members

Personal qualities and requirements

Passion for photography and the desire to develop

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Perseverance and Initiative , Communication, Organisation
Availability

Nearly every Sunday - 10am-12:30pm

Additional Info

- Volunteer needed ASAP

- Season starts 1st September 2019

- End of season is roughly early May 2020

- Pre-season friendlies start 7th July 2019


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Organisation Name
Guide Dogs
Title of role
Fundraiser - Guide Dogs - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Join the Lincoln University Fundraising Society and help raise much needed funds for Guide Dogs.

This is an opportunity for you to meet new people, meet the guide dogs in your area and think of new and exciting ways to fundraise in and around Lincoln.

Location

Lincoln

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full training will be given for all volunteer roles.

Personal qualities and requirements

Good communication skills, working as part of a team.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Team Working, Communication
Availability

As and when you can spare time, even 1 hour of your time will make a difference.

Additional Info

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

Complete application form, DBS/references, interview, training, start volunteering.

Timescale from application to starting volunteering:

Dependent on references clearing.

Guide Dogs ‘Cuddle the Fluffy’ event at 11am in the Lincoln University Students Union on Wednesday 19th February 2020. Students are welcome to come along to find out more and meet fundraisers.


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Organisation Name
LEAP Lincoln
Title of role
Fundraising Event Planning Volunteer - LEAP Lincoln - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
3
Tasks

Lincolnshire Employment Accommodation Project (LEAP) Limited

LEAP has created a #LEAPYear2020 Fundraising Campaign, encouraging businesses to run fundraisers for the benefit of the homeless young people supported by LEAP. As such, we would value the support of Media & Event Management Students, for whom this is a valued learning opportunity.

- Support the creation of fundraising ideas

- Coordination, Planning, Promoting and Attending Fundraising Events and Activities

- Network with local businesses

Location

Lincoln

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

All volunteers will receive the mentoring & support from the Business Development Manager and work closely with the Marketing Officer.

Personal qualities and requirements

- Excellent verbal communication skills

- A keen sense of charity

- Confident in talking and promoting the charity to business leaders

- Punctual and motivated to learn & work

- Be approachable and have a good sense of humour

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Perseverance and Initiative , Communication, Organisation
Availability

We would value interest from students who are happy to contribute a minimum of 4 hours per week. Depending on the fundraising activity, this can include evenings and weekends.

Additional Info

This opportunity would be perfect for 3rd year and Masters students studying Event Management & Media studies, though applications from other interested parties are welcome as for example any fundraising activity will require the secure processing & handling of money.


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Organisation Name
St Barnabas Hospice
Title of role
Fundraising Events Volunteer - St Barnabas Hospice - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

To maximise fundraising for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice by supporting the Fundraising Team with a range of tasks. The team raise over £1.1 million each year through a variety of sources including schools, local fundraising groups, fundraising events and an ever-growing network of volunteers and supporters.

Key duties:

Providing support to the Fundraising Team prior to events - for example, preparing sales goods including pricing, transferring event stock and equipment from storage into transport.

Helping with the set up on event days.

Providing support to the Fundraising Team at events - for example, manning one of the fundraising stalls on the day, stewarding at a Moonlight Walk.

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

Country-wide

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will be supported by the Event Manager and the Volunteer Development Manager.

Personal qualities and requirements

- Well presented with a good understanding of customer service.

- Physical well being.

- Good communication skills, both verbal and written.

- Able to work on own initiative.

- Ability to work as part of a team.

- An interest in charity and sympathy for our cause.

- 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.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability

Flexible

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?

Anyone who is interested in fundraising

Application process for volunteers:

Sign up to be referred, complete an application form, attend interview, start volunteering

Timescale from application to starting volunteering:

Usually a couple of weeks

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

Within a week


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Organisation Name
Alzheimer's Society
Title of role
Fundraising Representative - Alzheimer's Society - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Regional fundraising is at the very centre of how we raise vital funds at a local level. The money we raise funds the delivery of universal services that include our website and National Dementia Helpline, as well as the services we provide locally such as dementia cafes and Singing for the Brain®. It also helps to fund research into care for today and a cure for tomorrow, and our campaigning work.

What will I be doing?

This role will provide support to the Community Fundraiser in your area, attending cheque presentations, giving talks about the work of Alzheimer’s Society and attending events as a representative of Alzheimer’s Society.

This is an ideal role for someone who has excellent communication skills and is confident in giving talks, is approachable and is willing to learn about dementia and Alzheimer’s Society.

- Engaging with our supporters

- Attending cheque presentations on behalf of Alzheimer’s Society

- Giving talks to a range of community groups about the work that we do

- Participating in external events to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s society

- Providing support to those fundraising in aid of us, to be discussed with Community Fundraiser on a case-by-case basis

What's in it for me?

- Gain new skills

- Make new friends

- References for future employers

- Ongoing learning and development opportunities including e-learning and face to face training

- Opportunity to become a Dementia Friend

- Opportunity to support the work of Alzheimer’s Society

- Peer to peer support at Volunteer Engagement Network events

Location

This role will be based out in the community and is a very flexible role based on your availability and interests. Specific details will be discussed when you first meet with us.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

You will receive training to start your role and will have a dedicated role manager to support you. We will reimburse reasonable lunch and travel expenses.

Responsible to/local support:

Your local Community Fundraiser.

Personal qualities and requirements
-
Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability

Flexible

Additional Info

What do I have to do before I can start?

Before you start, you will need to complete a registration form and provide two references. The Community Fundraiser for your area will then be in touch to discuss the role and which tasks would be suitable for you.


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Organisation Name
CLIC Sargent
Title of role
Fundraising Research Volunteer - CLIC Sargent - 2019/20
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 will 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

Employability 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 would 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
Alzheimer's Society
Title of role
Fundraising Support Volunteer - Alzheimer's Society - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

How does the role make a difference?

Regional fundraising is at the very centre of how we raise vital funds at a local level. The money we raise funds the delivery of universal services that include our website and National Dementia Helpline, as well as the services we provide locally such as dementia cafes and Singing for the Brain®.

It also helps to fund research into care for today and a cure for tomorrow, and our campaigning work.

What will I be doing?

This role will provide support to fundraisers within your region and is crucial to the success of the Regional Fundraising team.

This is a flexible role and duties will vary depending on need, skills and interests. Tasks could include –

- Assisting with general office tasks both on and off the computer

- Researching new fundraising prospects

- Recruiting new volunteers

- Speaking to supporters

- Attending and supporting events

- Promoting the work of Alzheimer’s Society in the community

What's in it for me?

- Gain new skills

- Make new friends

- References for future employers

- Ongoing learning and development opportunities including e-learning and face to face training

- Opportunity to become a Dementia Friend

- Opportunity to support the work of Alzheimer’s Society

- Peer to peer support at Volunteer Engagement Network events

Location

Where, when and how often?

The role may be based in your local Alzheimer’s Society office depending on space and your location. It could also involve some work outside of the office, at home and in the community, depending on your preference.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

You will receive training to start your role and will have a dedicated role manager to support you. We will reimburse reasonable travel expenses.

Responsible to/local support:

Your local community fundraiser

Personal qualities and requirements
-
Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability

Days and times are flexible.

Additional Info

What do I have to do before I can start?

Before you start you will need to complete a registration form and provide two references. We will then invite you for an informal meeting with your local community fundraiser.


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Organisation Name
St Barnabas Hospice
Title of role
Garden Volunteer - St Barnabas Hospice - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

To maintain the gardens at one of the St Barnabas properties. Our teams of volunteer gardeners ensure that the gardens are relaxing and pleasant spaces to be used by patients and carers. Volunteers will usually volunteer at one of our sites. Garden volunteers usually volunteer weekly from April to October.

Key Duties:

- Maintain gardens, grass cutting, weeding, planting, pruning, potting out, and other garden related tasks.

- To ensure that duties are carried out safely with consideration for service users.

- To prepare the garden for special events, e.g. Summer Fair.

- To ensure that tools and equipment are in good working order.

- To attend mandatory training, team meetings and volunteer support meetings.

- To uphold the principles, policies and values of St Barnabas Hospice.

- To maintain absolute confidentiality at all times.

Location

Inpatient Unit, 36 Nettleham Road, Lincoln, on a Tuesday and/or St Barnabas Day Therapy Centre, Hawthorn Road, Lincoln LN2 4QX on a Thursday

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will be supported on site by a local supervisor

Personal qualities and requirements

- Experience of gardening or a willingness to learn.

- An ability to demonstrate empathy and understanding to the needs of others.

- An ability to at times to respond to emotionally challenging situations in a calm and responsive manner.

- 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.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability

Both roles are available from April to October only anytime between 9am and 12pm approximately.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?

Anyone who is interested in gardening, landscaping etc or who enjoys being outdoors.

Application process for volunteers: Sign up to be referred, complete an application form, receive induction, complete training, start volunteering.

Timescale from application to starting volunteering:

This depends upon how quickly paperwork and checks are completed.

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

Within a week


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Organisation Name
Bransby Horses
Title of role
Gardener - Bransby Horses - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
5
Tasks

This exciting venture will bring together each area of Bransby Horses.

You will have the opportunity to brighten up various areas across the Bransby Horses 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 and the greenhouse, creating raised beds as well as nurturing seeds through their various stages of development. This is a very exciting new venture will develop year on year.

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:

• Gardening across the whole Bransby Horses site

• 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.

• Keeping the designated garden areas weed free and in a presentable condition.

Location

Bransby Horses, Lincoln, LN1 2PH

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

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Problem Solving, Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication, Organisation
Availability

Flexible – get in touch for more details.

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 and assessment 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 - 2019/20
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

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Problem Solving
Availability

6hrs (1 day) per week for at least 6 months

Additional Info
-

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Organisation Name
Marie Curie Lincolnshire
Title of role
Great Daffodil Collector - Marie Curie Lincolnshire - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Tasks:

• 2 hour slot to give away daffodil pin badges

• Collect donations for local 83 nurses in Lincolnshire

Location

Throughout Lincoln

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

All collections will be hosted by Community Fundraiser of Lincolnshire or Robina the chair of Lincoln Fundraising Group. They will be there to answer any questions, provide materials and let me know the plan on the day.

Personal qualities and requirements

Smiley, polite, enthusiastic.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Team Working, Communication
Availability

Required for 2 hour time slots usually:

9am-11am

11am-1pm

1pm-3pm

3pm-5pm

5pm-7pm

Additional Info

Daffodil appeal ends at the end of April. But there will be other collections and other fundraising events happening throughout the rest of the year.


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Organisation Name
New Roots Housing Project
Title of role
Green Fingers Volunteer - New Roots Housing Project - 2019/20
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.

Employability 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:

- 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?

Within 1 week.


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Organisation Name
Lincoln Castle
Title of role
Grounds Volunteer - Lincoln Castle - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

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

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

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

• Keep the grounds litter free at all times.

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

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

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

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

Location

The grounds of Lincoln Castle.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

• Full Induction and training provided.

• Lincoln Castle Volunteer uniform and name badge provided.

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

Personal qualities and requirements

• A Basic knowledge of Horticulture.

• A commitment to excellent customer service.

• Good level of written and spoken English.

• Well-presented.

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

• Personable and reliable.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Team Working, Communication, Organisation
Availability

We operate on a shift system with shifts available from 10am until 1.30pm or from 1.30pm until 5pm seven days a week.

There is no set requirement as to how often a volunteer should do a shift but if they have not done at least one shift in three months they are removed from the role.

Additional Info

After referral the student should receive an application form within 3 working days.

Once the application form is returned the student will be asked to provide referees.

Once the references have been collected the student will be asked to attend an induction. The inductions run once per month so the process from application to first shift could take up to 6 weeks depending on how quickly the references are received by us.


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Organisation Name
Campus Children's Holidays
Title of role
Group Leader (summer project) - Campus Children's Holidays - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
50
Tasks

Campus Children's Holidays is looking for adults to volunteer on our summer projects!

Volunteers will act as group leaders and look after a small group of children on 1 week of the summer project. During the day, volunteers will accompany the children on activities which include a trip to the beach, roller blading and a theme park!

In the evening volunteers will be on site with the children and look after them while they play on the bouncy castle and assault course or relax in the crafts room.

Campus is a great opportunity to not only have a huge amount of fun yourself but also develop skills working with children and as part of a team.

While we ask volunteers to pay for their train tickets to our location, once there all accommodation and food is provided for free during the week. We also need volunteers to drive our minibuses - you will need to be over the age of 21 and have had a full driving license for at least 2 years in order to drive the minibuses.

Campus will pay for your training and there is also opportunity to practise-drive the minibuses before the start of Campus.

Location

Liverpool and North Yorkshire (summer opportunity)

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Skype/phone interviews are conducted after we receive applications, where any questions or queries can be answered. Coordinators and committee members will stay in regular touch via email to ensure all volunteers are well-informed. Training is given at the start of each week, including safeguarding training and health and safety.

Personal qualities and requirements

We welcome volunteers with a range of skills, but prior experience is not vital. Ideal volunteers will be comfortable with leading a small group of children, will have good communication skills and good teamwork.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Leadership, Communication, Organisation
Availability

We run our projects throughout the school summer holidays. Each project runs for one week, so volunteers would need to commit to at least a full week over summer (July/August).

Additional Info

Applications will be via an online form, which is emailed out in February/March time. After applications are reviewed, we will conduct Skype/phone interviews. Volunteering takes place over July/August and volunteers should have confirmation of when and where they will be volunteering by May.


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Organisation Name
BRIC
Title of role
Home-visiting Mentor - BRIC (Building Resilience in Communities) - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

• Attend 1 day a week for 6wks on our induction course

• Make weekly visits to a family home (approx. 2hrs per week)

• Offer emotional and practical support, reassuring families that difficulties in bringing up children are not unusual

• Develop a relationship with the family built on trust and respect

• Encourage parents’ strengths and well being for the benefit of their children, emphasising the positive aspects of family life

• Encourage families to access local groups and support

Location

Throughout Lincolnshire

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Regular 6 weekly support and supervision sessions with an allocated Project Coordinator. In addition, phone support is available during office hours from our team of staff.

Personal qualities and requirements

Sensitive and caring attitude and the ability to treat others in a non-judgemental manner. You should be reliable, have a warm and open nature and a sense of humour.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability

Once trained Mentors would be expected to visit their linked family weekly. Families are supported for as long as there is a need to visit.

Additional Info

Application process:

• Express an interest

• Complete an application form including providing 2 references

• Undertake an informal interview

• Attend all of the Induction course

• Undertake a D.B.S. check (paid for by BRIC)

• Undertake an end of course interview

Courses are regularly held throughout the county.


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Organisation Name
St Barnabas Hospice
Title of role
Inpatient Unit Ward Volunteer - St Barnabas Hospice - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
10
Tasks

- Serving refreshments to patients

- Completing nutritional diaries

- Talking to patients and family members

Location

36 Nettleham Road, Lincoln, LN2 1RE

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will be supported by the Volunteer Development Manager and supervised by Ward Manager

Personal qualities and requirements

Non-judgemental

Basic numeracy and literacy skills

A commitment to regular shifts (one 3 or 4 hour shift every fortnight is the minimum expectation)

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Team Working, Communication
Availability

Shifts available 7 days a week, morning/afternoon/evening

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?

Anyone who is interested in a career in medicine, nursing or care

Application process for volunteers:

Sign up to be referred, complete application form, provide references, attend interview, receive induction, complete training, start volunteering

Timescale from application to starting volunteering:

Unique to applicant but can vary from 3 to 8 weeks

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

Applicants will be contacted as soon as possible


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Organisation Name
Diabetes UK
Title of role
Know Your Risk Volunteer - Diabetes UK - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Overall purpose of volunteer role:

- To use the diabetes risk score system to support members of the public to know and understand their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

- To raise awareness of the risk factors of Type 2 diabetes, and to encourage people to discuss this with their healthcare team if they are at risk.

Main elements of role:

- Know Your Risk events can take place in a variety of settings include market squares and high streets, County Shows, or in-house events for corporate organisations and local businesses.

- Each event will vary, but generally we will be looking for volunteers to:

- Talk to members of the general public in a friendly and enthusiastic manner to raise awareness of diabetes and Diabetes UK

- Talk to those at risk of diabetes and encourage them to undergo a risk assessment on the day or give information for them to complete assessment online

- Help members of the public to complete a Know Your Risk assessment using the appropriate resources following completion of training provided by Diabetes UK. This includes:

- Assisting, where required, to measure the individual’s height, weight and waist circumference

- Helping individual to calculate their BMI if required

- Taking them through the risk assessment and explaining their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes

- Encouraging them to go to their GP or Practice Nurse to discuss their result further, if appropriate

- Offer appropriate Diabetes UK publications/materials

- Answer general queries and direct any medical or other specific questions to the appropriate member of staff or alternative channels, e.g. Diabetes UK resources or Healthcare information

- Encourage people with diabetes to leave their details so that we can send them further information

Location

Lincolnshire

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

What we can offer you:

- Full training and follow up training to carry out your role

- On-going support information and guidance

- Information and materials to help you carry out your role effectively

- Recognition of the role that you are carrying out in support of Diabetes UK

- An opportunity to feed back about the events you attend

- Reimbursement of agreed out of pocket expenses incurred while carrying out activities on behalf of Diabetes UK e.g. travel and lunch, including travel outside your local area

- Diabetes UK commitment to Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities Policy

- The opportunity to contribute to an important area of work which could ultimately help to improve the lives of people with diabetes

Personal qualities and requirements

What we are looking for:

- An interest in community-based health promotion work

- Confident working with members of the public

- Good communication and listening skills

- Enthusiastic and approachable

- A friendly and supportive approach

- Ability to work as part of a team

- Commitment to attend all briefings and training relating to your role

- Commitment to follow confidentiality and data protection policies

- A commitment to support the work of Diabetes UK and represent Diabetes UK in a positive way.

We hope you will:

- Support Diabetes UK in its work and carry to out your volunteer role to the best of your ability.

- Meet time commitments and standards agreed, and give reasonable notice when unavailable, so other arrangements can be made.

- Support Diabetes UK procedures and standards by:

i) Being aware of your own health and safety and of that of others

ii) Respecting others and treating people equally irrespective of age, race, sex, class, economic status, disability, sexual orientation and religious belief.

- Ensure all activities undertaken in the name of Diabetes UK achieve the charitable aims and objectives and do not bring the organisation into disrepute.

- Follow relevant Diabetes UK policies and procedures

- Be accountable and accept constructive comments

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability

Timescales (e.g. hours, day or length of volunteering role):

The timing of the events will vary and this role is ad-hoc as events are organised.

We anticipate that you would commit to a minimum of two events a year.

Additional Info

Confidentiality:

The matter of confidentiality is very important. Diabetes UK is trusted by others with sensitive information. We therefore ask that should you work with confidential information you ensure that confidentiality is upheld.

Intellectual Property:

The work you do for us is important to us and we value the rights that may exist in any work which you undertake. In some cases, it may be vital that we own and can prove we own such rights. Accordingly, we may ask you to complete, sign and return a separate assignment of such rights.

The purpose of this role description is to set out the expectations of both parties. It is not the intention of either party that the volunteering has the purpose or effect of creating a legally binding contract or an employment relationship between parties.


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Organisation Name
Sue Ryder
Title of role
Lead Volunteer - Sue Ryder - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
3
Tasks

• To support the Manager in the running of the shop, understanding Charity Retail and it’s processes

• To train and support the team of volunteers to sort donations

• To keep the shop stocked up and to serve customers

• Provide excellent customer service

• Help train new volunteers in the Gift Aid process

• Follow policies and support the team to do the same

Location

Lincoln, North Hykeham, Newark

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

You will be supported by the Shop Manager and team. You will receive training and access to resources needed. You will receive regular one-to-one's and be offered other training opportunities.

Personal qualities and requirements

Somebody who is a team leader, a good communicator, well organised, someone who can help the Manager to keep the team motivated and support them to run the shop effectively.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Leadership, Problem Solving, Communication
Availability

Ideally as often as able, a minimum of four hour shifts across any available days they have.

Additional Info

This is a great role for anyone who enjoys being responsible, likes to be organised and has a consistent approach.

They will take pride in what they do and be the 'go to person' when help is needed to cover the shop, to open up or close at the end of the day. The Lead Volunteer is trusted and relied upon to support the team in the Manager’s absence and to make sure that the shop stays open and organised with money going through the till.

We are happy to provide training and reasonable out of pocket travel expenses can be reimbursed for shifts over 4 hours, where receipts are provided and if agreed with the Manager. We can provide a reference to prospective employers and offer NVQ’s in Retail (eligibility criteria apply).

Arrange a taster session with the Manager and team to try out the role and meet the team and sign up straight away.

This is a great way to gain experience, make new friends, and to help Sue Ryder provide palliative, neurological or bereavement support to people.


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Organisation Name
Lincs Inspire
Title of role
Learning Team Volunteer - National Centre for Craft & Design (Lincs Inspire Ltd) - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
3
Tasks

The purpose of the role is to support NCCD staff in the preparation, delivery and tidying of our Tots Tuesday, Home Education and Craft Club groups.

Working primarily with children aged 5-14yrs but also occasionally assisting with our new adult Craft Club.

Assisting the facilitator in craft activities.

Location
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

The volunteer will always be in the supervision of our Learning Coordinator and wider team are available to offer advice, insight and support.

The team are able to meet prior to sessions to elaborate on upcoming session plans and objectives.

Personal qualities and requirements

Commitment to regular volunteering. A background in arts, craft or design preferable. Able to work with young people and has good customer facing skills and customer focus.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Problem Solving, Communication
Availability

Weekly during term time and the occasional half term.

Regular assistance is required weekly at our Tots Tuesday session – Tuesdays 10am-12pm term time.

Regular assistance required at our Home Education Craft Group – Mondays 1-3pm, fortnightly.

Regular assistance required at our Craft Club – Thursdays 1-3pm, fortnightly.

Additional Info

A great opportunity if you are looking for more experience working in the creative industry or working with young people.

The cost of parking in Eastgate car park will be reimbursed.


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Organisation Name
LEAP Lincoln
Title of role
Lincoln 10K Marshal - LEAP Lincoln - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
6
Tasks

LEAP is a Lincoln-based charity which supports homeless young people (16-25 y.o.) with safe accommodation and wrap-around support.

We have 10 runners signed up who are helping us to raise funds for the benefit of the homeless young people supported by LEAP. We are looking for enthusiastic marshals to help us in our commitment to provide our runners with encouragement and support and to help us make the most of raising awareness of our work. The tasks may include manning a Charity Stand and/or marshalling at one of the marshal stations allocated to us on the day.

Location

Lincoln

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

All volunteers will be supported by LEAP staff also volunteering at the event.

Personal qualities and requirements

- A keen sense of charity

- Motived and enthusiastic

- Happy to take photos and show off our runners achievements on Social Media

- Confident in talking and promoting the charity to members of the public

- Punctual and motivated to learn & work

- Be approachable and have a good sense of humour

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Team Working, Communication, Organisation
Availability

We would value interest from any students who are happy to be available on Sunday 14 June 2020 from 8:30am until 1pm at the latest (4 ½ hrs).

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Organisation Name
Lincoln City Foundation
Title of role
Lincoln City Half Marathon Event Volunteer - Lincoln City Foundation - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Volunteers are required to support with multiple elements of the Lincoln City Half Marathon event.

This could include marshalling on the route (and cheering on the runners and walkers!), manning water stations, handing out medals and race packs, and leading on baggage collection points.

Location

The main race is based at Boultham Park, Rookery Lane, Lincoln, however some roles will be at various points across central Lincoln.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will be given all necessary support and training required, and will be supplied with event t-shirts and refreshments throughout the day.

Personal qualities and requirements

Volunteers will be expected to be enthusiastic, motivated and have a willingness to engage with public/runners.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Team Working, Communication
Availability

Volunteers would be required on Sunday 20th September, exact timings to be confirmed and dependent on roles assigned.

Additional Info
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Organisation Name
The Central Methodist Church
Title of role
Marketing and Outreach Volunteer - The Central Methodist Church - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Creating and fulfilling a marketing strategy to create awareness for the community focused activities hosted by the church. This can be through leaflet creation and distribution, social media posts or creating a blog.

Location

Work from home, out and about and/or The Central Methodist Church on Burton Road.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

The volunteer has creative license to take the reins. They can of course ask for support from the rev. Rachel from VCS will help with the induction and training process.

Personal qualities and requirements

An out of the box thinker, who can work independently on a shoe string budget.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Perseverance and Initiative , Communication, Organisation
Availability

A couple of hours a week maximum. This can be discussed with The Central Methodist.

Additional Info

The individual will need to have a good grasp of social media and marketing techniques. The start time is flexible, but ASAP would be ideal.


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Organisation Name
BRIC
Title of role
Media, Fundraising & Events Volunteer - BRIC (Building Resilience in Communities) - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

• Helping out at community or fundraising events

• Organising awareness raising or fundraising events & activities

• Encouraging and asking individuals, organisations and companies to support BRIC.

• Social media posts including Facebook, twitter and Instagram

Location

Throughout Lincolnshire

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Regular support & supervision meetings

Personal qualities and requirements

Our indirect support volunteers work together to raise vital funds and awareness of BRIC's work in Lincolnshire.

The main requirements are: energy, enthusiasm and willingness to ask people for support. Support and training is available for all roles.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability

Flexible

Additional Info

Application process:

• Express an interest

• Complete an application form including providing 2 references

• Undertake an informal interview

• Attend an Induction course

• Undertake a D.B.S. check (paid for by BRIC)

• Undertake an end of course interview


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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Chaplaincy
Title of role
Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Volunteer Assistant - University of Lincoln Multi-Faith Chaplaincy - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

• Help out at Chaplaincy Events such as Peace garden, Fairtrade fortnight, Celebration festival such as Christmas, Diwali, Eid, Hanukah, Vaisakhi and Thanksgiving.

• Go on Trips to be a Multi-Faith Chaplaincy representative and help the Chaplain.

• Help out on the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy stall at Fresher’s Fayre.

• Help with the Chaplaincy Newsletter, Blog and social media.

• Be a friendly face among the students and let them know how the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy can help them and it there for everyone.

Location

University of Lincoln Multi-Faith Chaplaincy.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

University Chaplain will offer full support and will assist you.

Personal qualities and requirements

Fun, outgoing and team player: the role is highly relationship-oriented, and the volunteer will be required to engage with staff, students and members of the public.

A basic knowledge of any or many religions and a personal desire to contribute towards it/them is also key, as the volunteer will be required to engage frequently with a diverse, largely religious, community, and with issues of a largely religious nature.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Team Working, Communication
Availability

To start ASAP.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?

Students studying Events management and Tourism, Architecture, Media, Arts, Social Science and Cultural studies. Students whose faith is a large part of their life.


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Organisation Name
Guide Dogs
Title of role
My Guide Volunteer - Guide Dogs - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Undertake training to become a My Guide volunteer.

A commitment to support a person who is blind or partially sighted, based on the aims of My Guide.

Provide sighted guide assistance to meet the mutually agreed goals of the blind or partially sighted person. This could be anything from helping people get to the gym, to popping down to the local shops, or accessing public transport.

Develop a good working partnership with a blind or partially sighted person, their friends and family and other groups that may be able to support independence in the longer term.

Establish and adhere to appropriate social contact and personal boundaries.

As appropriate, support referral or access to local services and facilities for blind and partially sighted people.

Demonstrate the sighted guiding technique to friends, colleagues and people who are blind or partially sighted.

Provide regular feedback on progress and any issues that arise to your line manager (the My Guide Ambassador).

Provide the My Guide role at agreed times/location.

Location

Your local community/possible travel to support people out of area.

Volunteers must have their own transport or be willing to use public transport.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

- Sighted Guide Training (Levels 1 and 2)

- Safeguarding induction and awareness day

- Payment of all out of pocket expenses and ongoing support in your role

Personal qualities and requirements

- Good communication and interpersonal skills

- Befriending or experience of supporting vulnerable people would be an advantage

- Patience and flexibility

- Able to undertake your role safely and effectively

- Act in a non-judgemental way, without discrimination

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Problem Solving, Communication
Availability

Variable depending on individual needs. Approx. 1-2 hours a week.

Additional Info

DBS required

Guide Dogs ‘Cuddle the Fluffy’ event at 11am in the Lincoln University Students Union on Wednesday 19th February 2020. Students are welcome to come along to find out more and meet fundraisers.


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Organisation Name
Bransby Horses
Title of role
Nature and Land Management Assistant - Bransby Horses - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
5
Tasks

Grange Farm is a newly acquired site (at Barlings, Langworth) which requires maintaining and developing. We are looking for volunteers who are enthusiastic about getting hands on within the 800 acres over at Grange Farm, Barlings.

This role is definitely for someone who has a passion for the great outdoors and nature. The main purpose is assisting with the maintenance, management and care of everything involved in this spectacular environment.

As this volunteering opportunity is away from our main site in Bransby Village, it does require an individual who has the ability to travel to Barlings, Langworth.

This exciting, new venture is perfect for an individual who is passionate about the environment and nature, it will develop year on year with ongoing plans to develop the Grange Farm site.

This is a very physical role so will require someone who loves outdoor life, is physically fit and doesn’t mind a bit of wind, rain & mud! The role will involve every area of environmental conservation; you will get the chance to be involved with:

• Tree pruning/thinning

• Tree planting

• Other tasks involved in tree management

• Various tasks involved in fence erection and repairs

• Grass Cutting/Strimming

• Bramble Bashing

• Basic DIY Tasks such as making tree guards, putting up bird boxes etc.

• Monitoring and tracking wildlife (Pen & Paper Provided!)

And also, various other outdoor maintenance work.

Location

Grange Farm, Barlings, Langworth, LN3 5DF

As this volunteering opportunity is away from our main site in Bransby Village, it does require an individual who has the ability to travel to Barlings, Langworth.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

This is quite an independent role; however, you will never be working alone, you will be working alongside the member of staff at Grange Farm along with other volunteers. The volunteer team will always be there to support and be a point of contact within the charity.

Personal qualities and requirements

Qualifications and Experience

• Previous basic DIY Skills

• Previous experience in using hand tools

• Knowledgeable about wild plants, wildlife and other habitats

Personal Qualities

• Ability to work independently

• Practically minded

• Happy to work on initiative

• Enthusiastic about nature

• Good communication skills

• Flexibility

• Team player

• Reliable

• Good listener

• Ability to follow plans and instructions

• Approachable

• Punctual

• Honest and trustworthy

• Adaptability to various situations

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Problem Solving, Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication, Organisation
Availability

We are looking for reliable volunteers who can preferably commit to one day a week. Days can be flexible. Get in touch for more details.

Additional Info

This is a very physical role so will require someone who loves outdoor life, is physically fit and doesn’t mind a bit of wind, rain & mud!

The application process includes an informal chat and an application form and assessment 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
Oxfam Lincoln Bookshop
Title of role
Online Book Lister - Oxfam Bookshop - 2019/20
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.

Employability 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?

Referred to the shop by the SU, 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?

Within a week.


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Organisation Name
Oxfam Lincoln Bookshop
Title of role
Online Photographer - Oxfam Lincoln Bookshop - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
8
Tasks

Producing product photography for items listed (mostly books and music) on the Oxfam Online shop.

Each book is then photographed, to highlight features (and any flaws), and engage potential customers with appealing imagery. The extent of photography for each item is determined by the value and notable attributes that need recording.

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 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

Ideally some understanding of photography and editing would be useful, but full training is provided. In general a good eye for detail is important.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Commercial Awareness, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
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

Application process typically takes 1-2 weeks to complete, dependent on availability for interview and responsiveness of referees.

Stages are: referred to the shop by the SU, 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.


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Organisation Name
St Barnabas Hospice
Title of role
Online Sales Volunteer - St Barnabas Hospice - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Role Purpose:

To support the Online Sales Department in completing internet based sales and associated administration.

Key duties:

Complete the St Barnabas Hospice Shops induction program, general health & safety training, and role-specific instruction, to a satisfactory level.

Ensure the organisation's policies, procedures and safeguards are adhered to at all times, and that all role-specific processes are maintained consistently.

Conduct thorough and accurate research of donated goods, using a variety of online resources, in order to correctly identify and value items potentially worthy of online sale.

Create accurate and compelling sales listings for advertising on our various sales channels, describing and photographing items honestly and comprehensively, ensuring each listing abides by the relevant website policies and consumer protection laws.

Assist in the moving and cataloguing of incoming and outgoing stock as required, ensuring items are left in appropriate areas, always stored safely and securely.

Assist with the packaging and dispatching of sold stock as required, ensuring items are fully protected and accurately labelled, and that finished parcels fall within carrier size and weight limits.

Assist staff with the carrying and handing-over of sold items to customers collecting their purchases in person, representing the organisation with a friendly and professional image.

Assist with the general maintenance of a safe and tidy working environment, undertaking very light cleaning/tidying tasks if required.

To uphold the principles, policies and values of St.Barnabas Hospice.

To maintain confidentiality at all times.

Location

The Shops Company, Central Unit, 12 Cardinal Close, Lincoln, LN2 4SY

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

The Online Sales Volunteer is supervised and supported in their role by the Online Sales Manager.

The Volunteer Development Manager has overall responsibility for volunteers.

Personal qualities and requirements

- Proficient in using the internet and digital cameras on Windows computers

- Familiarity with online shops/marketplaces, especially as a seller

- Creative/lateral thinking in order to overcome problems and find correct answers

- Highly observant, able to pick out small details that could be significant

- Conscientious in following processes to ensure consistently high accuracy

- Ability to anticipate what information potential customers might require in listings

- Good standard of written English, able to use a professional but engaging tone

- Comfortable working as part of a team, showing respect and patience to others

- Comfortable working autonomously, but always happy to ask for help if needed

- Willingness to follow instructions and act upon requests from relevant staff

- Able to act, dress and present oneself appropriately for a professional environment

- Dependability regarding regular attendance, giving notice of any likely absence

- Ability to keep the confidentiality of data and information encountered in the role

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Commercial Awareness, Learning and Adaptability, Communication
Availability

Volunteers can attend anytime Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?

This role is open to anyone but would be particularly useful for anyone wanting to work in the charity sector or sales

Application process for volunteers:

Sign up to be referred, complete application form, attend interview, complete training, start volunteering

Timescale from application to starting volunteering:

This can vary

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

Applicants will be contacted as soon as possible


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Organisation Name
Oxfam Lincoln Bookshop
Title of role
Online Sheet Music Lister - Oxfam Bookshop - 2019/20
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.

Employability 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?

Within a week.

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required.


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Organisation Name
Oxfam
Title of role
Online Volunteer - Oxfam - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
4
Tasks

- Writing descriptions of the objects for the website

- Objects will include: books, home-wares, 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

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Communication
Availability

Flexible

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?

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

Application process for volunteers:

An informal chat at Oxfam will be arranged where you will be briefed 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
Oxfam Lincoln Bookshop
Title of role
Oxfam Children's Books Specialist - Oxfam Lincoln Bookshop - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
8
Tasks

Sorting and preparing children’s books for sale in the Oxfam Bookshop in Lincoln.

The role includes checking donated stock to meet quality standards (varying dependant on the age and subject of the book), cleaning and otherwise preparing books for sale, valuing using pricing guides or researching more specialist and valuable titles, and merchandising books on our shop floor.

As a section specialist the role also includes merchandising regularly changing displays, ensuring good stock density, maintaining well organised sub-sections, rotating out older stock, and deciding on which books to store for later sale or send to other Oxfam shops.

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 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. Subsequently new volunteers 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 ongoing support.

Personal qualities and requirements

A love of children’s books and an interest in learning more about this key reading area. Our Children’s section is a shop within a shop, ranging across ages from 0 – 18 and taking in the wide variety of subjects and genres a good bookshop should. So, knowledge of particular types of children’s books or authors would be useful, but this can be learned on the job so is not essential.

A good eye for detail is also important in preparing stock for sale. And research skills can be useful if working on valuations of more specialist titles.
Employability skills you will learn or develop
Commercial Awareness, Perseverance and Initiative , 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

This role would suit anyone who has an interest in children’s books and/or children’s reading development, whether that interest is casual or professional. The opportunity to specialise in a sub-section of the Children’s section may be available after training, so if you have an interest in a particular area, we’d love to know.

Application process typically takes 1-2 weeks to complete, dependant on availability for interview and responsiveness of referees.

Stages are: 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.


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Organisation Name
Citizens Advice Witness Service
Title of role
Project Volunteer - Citizens Advice Witness Service - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
1
Tasks

- To formulate a contact list for recruiting locations

- Contact possible volunteer sources

- Make appointments for mentees

- Organise lecture dates with organisations

The role will involve researching areas that may provide the organisation with contacts within various specific demographic groups, with a view to recruiting volunteers directly from those groups.

Making initial contact with the groups and canvassing opportunities for the Volunteer Development Team Leader to visit and if appropriate give short lectures to members of the community.

Location

Lincolnshire

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Ongoing support from Volunteer Development Team Leader.

Personal qualities and requirements

- Good IT skills

- Good communication skills

- Outgoing

The role would suit students that are looking for a career in the media, social sciences or other areas where communication and an ability to make business contacts is desired.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Communication, Organisation
Availability

This is an opportunity for volunteers to work at their own pace and can be flexible hours.

Additional Info

There will be a paper-sift from applications and successful applicants will be invited to an informal interview. All interviewees will be notified of the result within 48 hours.

There will be a requirement of 2 references from people who have known the applicant for at least 2 years and who are not directly related to them. As this role will not involve direct contact with members of the public there is no requirement for an Enhanced DBS check.

The successful applicant will work with the Volunteer Development Team Leader and report directly to them, primarily via email but additionally with several face to face meetings. It is envisaged that the project will last for a period of 6/8 weeks.


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Organisation Name
Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire
Title of role
Research and Campaigns Role - Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

● Identify common or unfair problems that clients come for help about

● Help volunteers and staff in the local Citizens Advice understand the cause of the problem, how it affects clients and what changes would solve the problem

● Help to organise a campaign with the aim of raising awareness of the problem. This might involve creating materials (e.g newsletters or presentations) or writing something for social media or newspapers which could be used to explain problems

● Help to organise a campaign with the aim of getting the organisation which is causing the problem to change they way they do things. This could mean meeting with the organisation, writing to them or holding an event

● Help national Citizens Advice carry out research about how certain issues affect clients in your local area. This might involve conducting surveys with clients

Location

Municipal Buildings, West Street PE21 8QR

Moneys Yard, Carre Street, Sleaford NG34 7TW

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Induction into Citizens Advice; on-going training, support and supervision.

Personal qualities and requirements

● Polite, friendly and approachable

● Non-judgmental & respect views, values & cultures that are different from your own

● Excellent verbal and written communication skills

● Be able to understand complex information and explain it( verbally and in writing ) so that others understand it

● Good IT skills

● Willing to learn about and follow the Citizens Advice aims, principles and policies, including confidentiality and data protection

● Willing to undertake training in your role

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Problem Solving, Team Working, Communication, Organisation
Availability

8 hours per week , which can be spread over 1 or 2 days, for at least 12 months.

Additional Info

Visit the Citizens Advice website www.citizensadvice.org.uk for more information about volunteering.


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Organisation Name
St Barnabas Hospice
Title of role
Retail Volunteer - St Barnabas Hospice - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

- To provide an excellent quality of 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

- To help the Retail Department raise funds to support the work of the Hospice

Location

There are two shops on Lincoln's High Street:

265 High Street, Lincoln, LN2 1HW and another next to the new railway footbridge.

There are also shops located on Monks Road, Wragby Road, Burton Road, Brant Road, Birchwood and the Forum North Hykeham that may need volunteers.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

The shop manager is responsible for the shop induction of volunteers, training and ongoing supervision. There is a legal and mandatory requirement that all volunteers undertake Health and Safety and Manual Handling Training, which will be arranged.

Personal qualities and requirements

- Reasonable level of literacy and numeracy

- Reliability, commitment and punctuality

- Able to work as part of team and be understanding, patient and respectful of other volunteers and shops employed staff

- To be willing to participate in all aspects of the shop role including cleaning, hygiene and Health and Safety requirements

- Customer service and communication skills

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Commercial Awareness, Team Working, Communication
Availability

One half day per week but more is welcome. Shops are open 6 or 7 days each week.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?

Anyone who is interested in Fashion, Marketing and Retail

Application process for volunteers:

Sign up to be referred, complete an application form, attend an interview, receive training, start volunteering

Timescale from application to starting volunteering:

This can vary

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

Varies depending upon staff hours but we will contact students as soon as possible


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Organisation Name
Lincoln City Foundation
Title of role
RiverCare Volunteer (Sincil Bank) - Lincoln City Foundation - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

• Litter picking

• River cleaning

• Wildlife surveying

• Building awareness of the group

Location

Sausthorpe Street / Sincil Bank

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

The RiverCare group leader will always be available to answer questions and provide support. All equipment is provided.

Personal qualities and requirements

Enthusiastic. Dedicated. Passionate about the environment.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Problem Solving, Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative
Availability

Once per month on a Saturday morning 10:00am – 12:30am. Confirmed dates still to be announced due to football fixtures only recently being released.

Additional Info

Role most suited to individuals who are passionate about the environment, preserving wildlife and making a difference to local communities.

Volunteers can find our Litter Picking groups and events on Facebook.


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Organisation Name
British Heart Foundation
Title of role
Shop Floor Assistant - British Heart Foundation - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
5
Tasks

• Customer service on the shop floor

• Customer service over the telephone

• Administration work

• Shop floor maintenance and cleaning

• General retail tasks

Location

British Heart Foundation, 180 High Street, Lincoln

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

• We offer training for all volunteer roles

• We can make reasonable adjustments for those with circumstances that could inhibit their ability to volunteer

Personal qualities and requirements

We are looking for people who are friendly, eager to learn and are team players. While no experience is required to start, successful volunteers will have the potential to be professional, polite and have an ability to sell.

Volunteers cannot have an unspent criminal conviction.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Commercial Awareness, Learning and Adaptability, Problem Solving, Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication, Organisation
Availability

We are recruiting for 5 positions and we have no fixed times for volunteering. Our store is open Monday – Saturday 9:00-17:30 and Sunday 10:30-16:30.

The volunteer can choose an amount of hours and time that best fits their schedule.

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Organisation Name
Alzheimer's Society
Title of role
Side by Side Volunteer - Alzheimer's Society - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

As a Side by Side volunteer you will enable people living with dementia to keep doing the things they love. You will enable them to stay connected in their communities and build their confidence to stay active and engaged in social and recreational activities.

What you'll be doing:

- Participating in activities you share an interest in with a person with dementia to help them to keep doing the things they love – or pick up new ones!

- To give advice to people living with dementia and signpost them to services to enable them to live well

- Assisting and supporting people living with dementia

- Communicating regularly with the coordinator and/or lead volunteers

Location

Lincolnshire

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

What you can expect from us:

- We will make you feel welcome, included and respected

- Training, guidance and support to ensure safeguarding and service standards

- You’ll have a role manager who will support you throughout your journey with us

- Out of pocket expenses (e.g. travel) agreed before you start in line with our policy

- We’ll keep you up to date with relevant policies and procedures that apply to your role

- You’ll have access to learning, development and engagement opportunities for volunteers

Personal qualities and requirements

This role will suit you if you:

- Want to support, enable and empower people living with dementia

- Are a good verbal communicator with great listening skills, especially face to face

- Are happy volunteering on your own and keeping in touch with your team

- Can provide a committed, flexible approach and who is willing to learn

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Perseverance and Initiative , Communication, Organisation
Availability

1+hours per week

Additional Info

What we need from you:

To ensure the safety and security of people living with dementia we ask for:

- Two references & proof of identity

- To put the role into practice most effectively and to ensure a consistent service for people living with dementia this role is recommended to continue for at least 6 months.

- Essential learning to be completed before starting in your role will take about two and a half days - this will include face-to-face information sessions and e-learning modules.

- You will need to complete an enhanced without barred list DBS or Access NI check, in line with the legal requirements. A criminal record will not necessarily stop you being able to carry out this role.


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Organisation Name
Alzheimer's Society
Title of role
Singing for the Brain Support Volunteer - Alzheimer's Society - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

How does this role make a difference?

Singing for the Brain is an innovative project providing musical (and also movement in some cases) stimulation for people with dementia (and the carers who are in attendance). It offers the chance for social interaction in a safe and supportive environment.

Your involvement will help to improve well being and help to reduce the isolation so often experienced by people with dementia and their carers.

What will you be doing?

• Helping set out the room in an agreed layout

• Putting out signage

• Recording attendees

• Making and distributing beverages and biscuits, collecting in and washing up

• Chatting to clients and their carers

• Supporting the group leader by issuing song books, starting off songs/ movements, encouraging participation

• Tidying up room after the session.

Volunteers are good at adapting to local need. So this role description highlights the kind of activity you may be involved with. Any local variations will be discussed separately as part of the recruitment process.

Location

Lincolnshire

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

How will you be supported in this role?

- Singing for the Brain group leader

- One-to-one and/or group based support

How will Alzheimer’s Society support you?

• You will receive relevant induction for the role

• You will benefit from ongoing training and other development opportunities

• You will be provided with one-to-one and/or group based support

• You will be reimbursed your agreed out-of-pocket expenses, in accordance with Society policy.

Personal qualities and requirements

No special qualifications or experience are needed. The role may be ideal for you if:

• You have experience of/interest in music and movement

• You are able to interact with people from all backgrounds in a non judgemental manner and are committed to inclusion

• You are able to lift a keyboard/move chairs and/or equivalent

• You can show empathy, patience, consideration and a caring nature

• You recognise the importance of confidentiality and can show this in practice

• You are able to attend support/training meetings.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Team Working, Communication, Organisation
Availability

How much time will you need to give?

The role is flexible and dependent on the number of volunteers involved. It may not be necessary to attend every week. However, a commitment to attending as frequently as possible during the cycle of the programme (of approx 6 weeks duration) is welcomed.

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Organisation Name
New Roots Housing Project
Title of role
Social Media Volunteer - New Roots Housing Project - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
4
Tasks

The Social Media 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:

Develop New Roots' social media presence, with a particular focus on:

- Generating regular content for our social media channels.

- Encouraging others to comment on posts and share them with others.

- Building New Roots' community identity.

Undertake one or more of the following projects:

- Planning and writing a monthly blog for the New Roots website. This could be based on our activity programme, a profile on someone within the organisation, or a subject relevant to our young people.

- Coordinating and producing promotional leaflets and/or content for our monthly service user and stakeholder newsletter.

- Writing a press release every two months, with a view to obtaining media coverage.

- A project in a particular area of your own knowledge or interest, to be agreed with the Volunteer Coordinator.

Participate in regular support and supervision sessions.

Location

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

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Travel and other agreed expenses.

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

Personal qualities and requirements

This role would suit someone who:

- Has some experience of online publicity or marketing.

- Is familiar with using social media to communicate and build awareness.

- Can be flexible with their time.

- 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.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability

3-6 hours per week (flexible).

Additional Info

Application process for volunteers:

- 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


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Organisation Name
CLIC Sargent
Title of role
Speaker Volunteer - CLIC Sargent - 2019/20
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

Employability 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 - 2019/20
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.

Employability 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
Carers FIRST
Title of role
Support Group Volunteer - Carers FIRST - 2019/20
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.

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

Own transport is essential.

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.

Employability 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).

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Organisation Name
Sue Ryder
Title of role
Support Retail Volunteer Coordinator - Sue Ryder - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
1
Tasks

The role is one that would be a support role to the Manager and the team in order to grow and develop a team of volunteers there. They would be able to undertake shop duties in order to know the processes that the shop volunteers would undertake.

Once we hear from someone who is interested they will be invited to attend a taster session and have an informal interview to meet the team and to discuss the role further.

They will then agree to a trial, complete an application form, receive a welcome pack and have an induction.

They will shadow the team in order to receive training and will be contacted by the Regional Volunteer Coordinator to support their training and induction.

Our volunteers then carry out basic shop duties in order to understand the process of accepting in donations, gift aid, and sorting, labelling, pricing, displaying and selling items. This will help them to support new volunteers to get to grips with their roles.

They will then make a start on recruiting volunteers through promoting the opportunities to the customers and donors and by making external contacts with other organisations and groups to provide posters and information (which will be supplied by the Regional Volunteer Coordinator).

We are happy to provide training and reasonable out of pocket travel expenses can be reimbursed for shifts over 4 hours, where receipts are provided and if agreed with the Manager.

Arrange a taster session with the Manager and team to try out the role and meet the team and sign up straight away.

This is a great way to gain experience, make new friends, and to help Sue Ryder provide palliative, neurological or bereavement support to people.

Location

Sue Ryder Store Unit 2 Deacon Retail Park Deacon Road, Outer Circle Road Lincoln LN2 4JE

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

They will be supported by the Shop Manager and team and the Regional Volunteer Coordinator. They will receive training and access to resources needed. They will receive regular 121’s and be offered other training opportunities.

Personal qualities and requirements

Somebody who is a good communicator, well organised, someone who can work to identify places to recruit other volunteers. They will have a patient and supportive nature to help others to carry out their role.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Communication, Organisation
Availability
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Organisation Name
Sue Ryder
Title of role
Support Retail Volunteer Coordinator - Sue Ryder - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
3
Tasks

• To help to recruit volunteers

• Provide taster sessions

• Induct and train volunteers

• Support volunteers to do their role

Location

Lincoln Sue Ryder Store, Deacon Road, Outer Circle Road, Lincoln, LN2 4JE

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

You will be supported by the Shop Manager and team and the Regional Volunteer Coordinator. You will receive training and access to resources needed. You will receive regular one-to-one's and be offered other training opportunities.

Personal qualities and requirements

Somebody who is a good communicator, well organised, someone who can work to identify places to recruit other volunteers. They will have a patient and supportive nature to help others to carry out their role.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Leadership, Problem Solving, Communication
Availability

Ideally as often as able, a minimum of four hour shifts across any available days they have.

Additional Info

The role is one that would be a support role to the Manager and the team in order to grow and develop a team of volunteers there. They would be able to undertake shop duties in order to know the processes that the shop volunteers would undertake.

Once we hear from someone who is interested they will be invited to attend a taster session and have an informal interview to meet the team and to discuss the role further.

They will then agree to a trial, complete an application form, receive a welcome pack and have an induction.

They will shadow the team in order to receive training and will be contacted by the Regional Volunteer Coordinator to support their training and induction.

Our volunteers then carry out basic shop duties in order to understand the process of accepting in donations, gift aid, and sorting, labelling, pricing, displaying and selling items. This will help them to support new volunteers to get to grips with their roles.

They will then make a start on recruiting volunteers through promoting the opportunities to the customers and donors and by making external contacts with other organisations and groups to provide posters and information (which will be supplied by the Regional Volunteer Coordinator).

We are happy to provide training and reasonable out of pocket travel expenses can be reimbursed for shifts over 4 hours, where receipts are provided and if agreed with the Manager. We can provide a reference to prospective employers and offer NVQ’s in Retail (eligibility criteria apply).

Arrange a taster session with the Manager and team to try out the role and meet the team and sign up straight away.

This is a great way to gain experience, make new friends, and to help Sue Ryder provide palliative, neurological or bereavement support to people.


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Organisation Name
Alzheimer's Society
Title of role
Support Services Volunteer - Alzheimer's Society - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

How does this role make a difference?

The Support Services volunteer role is essential to support staff and to stimulate and engage with people with dementia during groups and day activities. In this role you will ensure that group participants feel comfortable and are able to participate.

What will you be doing?

• Talking and listening to people with dementia and their carers in a sensitive and supportive way

• Being aware of practical and emotional needs, referring more complex issues to specialist Society staff as appropriate

• Providing basic information, including fact sheets and similar Society materials

• Providing support and encouraging people to share their experiences for the benefit of themselves and/or the wider group, as appropriate

• Assisting with the serving of food and refreshments where this is relevant to the activity

• Joining in with social activities that benefit the individual and/or the group (for example, board games, art and crafts etc)

• Keeping accurate and appropriate records of group activities, where applicable

• Informing appropriate colleagues about how well things are going, and to make constructive comments on how to improve the experience of the service users

• Learning about, and following, Alzheimer’s Society health and safety standards at all times (including food hygiene where relevant)

• Developing an understanding of Alzheimer’s Society activities, and other local services, so that questions/enquiries can been handled well

• Attending learning and development activities relevant to the role

• Being aware of, and committed to, Society policies and procedures such as data protection/confidentiality, equal opportunities/inclusion and code of conduct.

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Location

Lincolnshire

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

How will you be supported in this role?

Line manager

One-to-one and/or group based support

How will Alzheimer's Society support you?

• You will receive relevant induction for the role

• You will benefit from ongoing training and other development opportunities

• You will be provided with one-to-one and/or group based support

• You will be reimbursed your agreed out-of-pocket expenses, in accordance with Society policy.

Personal qualities and requirements

Will the role be suitable for you?

No special qualifications or experience needed. The role may be ideal for you if you have:

• An interest in volunteering to support people with dementia

• Knowledge of, or a willingness to learn about, dementia and how it can affect individuals, their families and carers

• Good listening and communication skills

• Ability to be calm, patient and caring

• Ability to show empathy

• Punctuality and reliability

• Ability to complete basic records in writing (where relevant)

• Ability to volunteer within service boundaries

• An understanding of, and commitment to, confidentiality

• A willingness to learn about, and be committed to, the Society’s values and principles

• A commitment to teamwork with volunteers and staff from a variety of backgrounds

• A commitment to attend relevant learning and development workshops.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication, Organisation
Availability

This role is flexible. We do hope you will be able to offer a few hours each week and provide some continuity over a number of months.

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Organisation Name
International Bomber Command Centre
Title of role
Team Member - International Bomber Command Centre - 2019/20
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.

Employability 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 - 2019/20
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 non-judgemental 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

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability

As and when 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
Headway Lincolnshire
Title of role
Ten Pin Bowling Volunteer - Headway - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
1
Tasks

• You will need to keep records of all that attend the session, support with purchasing refreshments (members own money), ensure that bookings are made for the future months and ensure that the venue has the details to invoice the organisation with the cost of 1 game of bowling.

• You will feedback to Headway Lincolnshire’s Coordinator & Development Officer.

Location

Lincoln Bowl, Washingborough Road, Lincoln.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Telephone/face-to-face support and 1:1 and group supervision 3 – 4 times a year.

Personal qualities and requirements

Ideally (but not essential) someone with knowledge of brain injury and its effects.

A caring, open personality with the ability to enthuse and support all attendees as required.

Some resilience is also needed to keep the group calm and sociable.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Leadership, Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication, Organisation
Availability

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 1:30pm – 3:30pm.

Additional Info

This role would be suited to someone that has a ‘can do’ attitude, that doesn’t mind facilitating a group.

Application form to be filled in and returned to Headway Lincolnshire. We will then contact you to have a chat within 1 – 2 weeks of receiving your application.

We will meet for an informal chat about the role and apply for a DBS check if required. References will also be asked for. Timescale from application to starting volunteering: Approx 3 – 6 weeks.


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Organisation Name
Lincoln City Football Club
Title of role
Ticketing System Volunteer - Lincoln City Football Club - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
2
Tasks

Operating the ticketing system within the new Club Store.

Location

Lincoln City Football Club, Club Store (Ticketing).

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

This is a new opportunity within the ticket office to help with the demands of work during busy periods.

This will be a supervised role providing all aspects of help required in the ticket office, mainly operating the ticketing system and providing additional help to the ticket office staff.

Personal qualities and requirements

People skills

Communication skills

IT skills

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Communication, Organisation
Availability

The work within the ticket office fluctuates from being very busy to busy, we are therefore asking for volunteers to help cope with the demands of a busy office.

Help required throughout the season and also through the summer with season ticket renewals. Help will also be required in the days running up to a home fixtures and also when we have large away games.

Additional Info

The role would be suitable anyone who is interested in the sports industry and wanting to learn about working within a busy office. Someone who is good at communicating and working with all groups of people.

We will address each application within 1-2 weeks of application. After the relevant checks have been carried out we will invite the students in for an induction and training will be provided once they are happy with the role.


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Organisation Name
Bransby Horses
Title of role
Visitor Experience Host - Bransby Horses - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
5
Tasks

School holidays and weekends are the busiest period for our Visitor Centre Team and we are looking for flexible, committed volunteers to assist with meeting and greeting visitors in a friendly and enthusiastic way as they arrive at the Bransby Horses Visitor Centre and make sure they have all the information they need.

The role may include:

• Ensuring visitors have information on exciting activities, events and fundraising that are available for them to take part in

• Assisting with visitor’s navigation around the site

• Engaging visitors with the work of the charity

• Assisting, where possible, with visitor enquiries

• Supporting with break time cover in the Gift Shop and Donated Tack and Goods Shop

• Engaging with visitors and record their feedback to help us improve the visitor experience

• Assisting with stocking up during busy times

Location

Bransby Horses, Bransby, LN1 2PH

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 be a point of contact within the charity.

Personal qualities and requirements

• A friendly, supportive and polite manner

• Commitment to volunteering for Bransby Horses

• Excellent communication skills, previous customer service experience preferable

• Experience (and enjoyment!) of working with people and children

• Confident, patient and approachable

• Punctual, reliable and flexible

• The ability to accurately record data

• The ability to adapt to various situations

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Problem Solving, Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability

We're looking for very special individuals to assist within our visitor centre during busy periods such as school holidays and weekends.

Additional Info

We are looking for volunteers who are confident in meeting and talking to new people, to warmly welcome visitors to Bransby Horses and ensure they have a great experience with us.

The application process includes an informal chat and an application form and assessment 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
Lincoln Castle
Title of role
Visitor Experience Volunteer - Lincoln Castle - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

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

• Helping people get the most out of their visit to Lincoln Castle by being able to promote all elements of the visitor experience.

• Assisting staff in the monitoring and controlling of visitor flow during peak times to avoid disappointment.

• Offering audio guides for the Wall Walks to all our visitors and carrying out basic troubleshooting of the devices.

• Managing visitors to the Observatory Tower at Lincoln Castle on busy and event days, whatever the weather. Ensuring no more than 10 to 15 visitors at one time access the Observatory Tower from the door on the East Wall.

• Sign-posting visitors to different parts of the attraction, for example, the Shop, Ticket Office, Café and toilets.

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

• Finding out visitor's thoughts and encouraging visitors to complete comments cards and review the Castle on Facebook and TripAdvisor.

• Using the site radio to request first aid if needed.

• Being an Ambassador for Lincoln Castle and Historic Lincoln as a World Host destination.

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

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

Location

The entrance to the wall walk in the grounds of Lincoln Castle.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

• Full Induction and training provided.

• Lincoln Castle Volunteer uniform and name badge provided.

Personal qualities and requirements

• Positive and outgoing personality.

• A commitment to excellent customer service.

• Good level of written and spoken English.

• Well-presented.

• Level of physical fitness appropriate to tasks being undertaken.

• Personable and reliable essential.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Team Working, Communication, Organisation
Availability

We operate on a shift system with shifts available on the wall walks from 10am until 1.30pm or from 1.30pm until 5pm seven days a week.

There is no set requirement as to how often a volunteer should do a shift but if they have not done at least one shift in three months they are removed from the role.

Additional Info

After referral the student should receive an application form within 3 working days.

Once the application form is returned the student will be asked to provide referees.

Once the references have been collected the student will be asked to attend an induction. The inductions run once per month so the process from application to first shift could take up to 6 weeks depending on how quickly the references are received by us.


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Organisation Name
The Collection Museum & Usher Gallery
Title of role
Visitor Experience Volunteer - The Collection Museum & Usher Gallery - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Whether you are 16 and just starting out, looking to gain experience in heritage or looking to try something new – you may very well be able to help us.

Museums are a great way to engage with history and help families learn about their heritage and here at The Collection we like to make sure everyone that comes to visit has a great time.

Whether it is looking around one of our vibrant temporary exhibitions, trying to find their house on our aerial floor map of Lincolnshire or investigating Bronze Age gold, Iron Age longboats or Early Medieval Lincoln, there is always a chance to learn something new.

About the role:

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers with excellent communication skills, who are interested in developing a sound knowledge of a front of house role in our public gallery and museum spaces.

As a volunteer you are likely to be the first person many of our visitors will encounter when they come to spend their day with us, so we are looking for volunteers who are positive, have a sense of fun and want to make their day as special as possible, we want to ensure we give the best customer service possible, this means smiling, making eye contact, engaging in conversation and talking about the museum and Usher Gallery positively.

The role will be working alongside the Visitor Experience Team by greeting visitors in a warm and friendly manner, orientating them around both sites, answering general enquiries and maintaining the upkeep of the gallery spaces to ensure that they are safe and welcoming.

As ambassadors for The Collection, you'll need to be confident in promoting the facilities, future exhibitions and our other heritage attractions. You'll also be asking for visitor feedback and encouraging visitors to complete survey forms so we can learn from their experiences.

Location

The Collection Museum & Usher Gallery

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

What support will I get?

Our friendly Visitor Experience Team will be on hand to support you during your role and provide you with all the advice and help you need. There will be plenty of time for you to see and experience the museum, Usher Gallery and temporary exhibitions and our Exhibition's Team will provide you with useful guides to help you answer questions.

Personal qualities and requirements

What skills and experience do I need?

You will need to demonstrate a passion for art and heritage. Previous customer service experience is desirable with a natural aspiration to provide high standards of customer care.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability

When we need you? Both the museum and Usher Gallery are open daily 10am to 4pm. We are looking for volunteers to help us throughout the year.

You can choose your hours from:

10am to 1pm (daily) 1pm to 4pm (daily)

Additional Info

Why volunteer with us?

There are many benefits to volunteering for the Heritage Service; you will gain experience of working in a gallery and museum environment, enhance your customer care skills and have the opportunity to further your knowledge with in tourism and heritage sector.

The experience can be added to your CV and a reference can be provided for you by the Visitor Experience Manager.

What else do I need to know?

The Collection and Usher Gallery are located in the town centre and is in easy reach of the train station, bus station and local town centre car parks. In certain circumstances, it is possible to reclaim mileage, car parking fees and bus and train fares when volunteering with us.

Whilst we will not be able to provide you with a uniform, we do encourage volunteers to wear smart casual clothing in our dress code colours of lilac/purple/black tops and plain black trousers and skirts.


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Organisation Name
Lincoln Castle
Title of role
Visitor Experience Volunteer (The Victorian Prison) - Lincoln Castle - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

• Welcoming all visitors to the Victorian Prison, and delivering introductory talks as per the daily timetable.

• Circulating all prison spaces regularly – top, ground and basement floor of Male Wing and ground and top floors of the Female Wing; tidying and cleaning as you go.

• Replenishing the materials for the hands on activities as necessary, flagging any losses or breakages to the Duty Manager.

• Monitor all access to the Victorian Prison and Magna Carta Vault by checking all tickets, and using our online computer system to scan and process Annual Passes.

• Sign-posting visitors to different parts of the attraction, for example, the Shop, Ticket Office, Café and toilets.

• Finding out visitor's thoughts and encouraging visitors to complete comments cards and review the Castle on Facebook and TripAdvisor.

• Being an Ambassador for Lincoln Castle and Historic Lincoln as a World Host destination.

• You will be an important part of making sure things run as smoothly and safely as possible and this includes getting to know health and safety, lock down and fire evacuation procedures. You will be required to carry a site radio with you at all times.

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

Because you'll play such an important role in our visitors day out you'll need to attend a training day and pass an assessment in order to be able to confidently fill this post.

Location

The Victorian Prison inside Lincoln Castle

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

• Full Induction and training provided.

• Lincoln Castle Volunteer uniform and name badge provided.

Personal qualities and requirements

• Positive and outgoing personality.

• A commitment to excellent customer service.

• Good level of written and spoken English.

• Well-presented.

• Level of physical fitness appropriate to tasks being undertaken.

• Personable and reliable essential.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Team Working, Communication, Organisation
Availability

We operate on a shift system with shifts available in the Prison from 10am until 1.30pm or from 1.30pm until 5pm seven days a week.

There is no set requirement as to how often a volunteer should do a shift but if they have not done at least one shift in three months they are removed from the role.

Additional Info

After referral the student should receive an application form within 3 working days.

Once the application form is returned the student will be asked to provide referees.

Once the references have been collected the student will be asked to attend an induction, and a training day. The Student has one week between training day and assessment to learn their scripts and procedures. It can take up to six weeks from application to first shift depending on how quickly references are supplied.


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Organisation Name
Lincolnshire YMCA
Title of role
Visual Merchandiser - Lincolnshire YMCA - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
4
Tasks

• To identify items that are saleable

• To display priced items

• To create window and in store displays to maximise sales

• To work as part of a team to support the fortnightly campaigns

Location

Lincoln Nomad Store, Moorland Avenue, Lincoln, LN6 7RD

Tel: 01522 691978

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

They will be supported by the Retail Supervisor and team. They will receive an induction into the wider work of YMCA Lincolnshire, as well as relevant training and access to resources needed.

Personal qualities and requirements

Somebody who is a creative, a good communicator, well organised, someone who can work to identify saleable items and to display them effectively.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Communication, Organisation
Availability

Ideally as often as able, a minimum of four hour shifts across any available days they have.

The store is open Mon – Sat 10:00-16:30.

Additional Info

We would love students to be part of the team and so we will provide induction and training. We are also happy to provide a reference to prospective employers.

Any students who are interested, we would recommend to arrange a taster session with at the Store to try out the role and meet the team and sign up straight away, with a simple application form.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience, make new friends, and to support a charity that works with vulnerable groups across Lincolnshire.


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Organisation Name
Sue Ryder
Title of role
Visual Merchandiser - Sue Ryder - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
3
Tasks

• To identify items that are saleable

• To display priced items

• To create window and in store displays to maximise sales

• To work as part of a team to support the fortnightly campaigns

Location

Lincoln, North Hykeham, Newark

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

You will be supported by the Shop Manager and team. You will receive training and access to resources needed. You will receive regular 121’s and be offered other training opportunities.

Personal qualities and requirements

Somebody who is a creative, a good communicator, well organised, someone who can work to identify saleable items and to display them effectively.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Commercial Awareness, Problem Solving, Organisation
Availability

Ideally as often as able, a minimum of four hour shifts across any available days they have.

Additional Info

We are happy to provide training and reasonable out of pocket travel expenses can be reimbursed for shifts over 4 hours, where receipts are provided and if agreed with the Manager. We can provide a reference to prospective employers and offer NVQ’s in Retail (eligibility criteria apply).

Arrange a taster session with the Manager and team to try out the role and meet the team and sign up straight away.

This is a great way to gain experience, make new friends, and to help Sue Ryder provide palliative, neurological or bereavement support to people.


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Organisation Name
Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire
Title of role
Volunteer Administrator - Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

● Answer the telephone, reply to emails and organise post

● Type up information from clients’ forms onto a spreadsheet or database

● Help with the day to day running of Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire

Location

Municipal Builds, West Street Boston PE21 8QR

Moneys Yard Carre Street Sleaford NG34 7TW

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Induction into Citizens Advice; on-going training, support and supervision.

Personal qualities and requirements

You will need to be:

● Polite, friendly , open and approachable

● Non-judgmental & respect views, values & cultures that are different from your own

● Have good IT skills

● Be willing to learn about and follow the Citizens Advice aims, principles and policies, including confidentiality and data protection

● Be willing to undertake training in your role

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Problem Solving, Team Working, Communication, Organisation
Availability

8 hours per week , which can be spread over 1 or 2 days, for at least 12 months

Additional Info

Visit the Citizens Advice website www.citizensadvice.org.uk for more information about volunteering.


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Organisation Name
Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire
Title of role
Volunteer Adviser - Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

● Talk to clients face to face to explore what problems they’ve come to us for

● Find information about the clients’ problems and help them to understand their options

● Support clients to take action to resolve their problems. This might include drafting or writing letters, making phone calls or referring the client to another organisation

● Write a summary of the clients’ problems and what action you have taken

● Look out for problems that are common or are unfair

Location

Municipal Buildings, West Street PE21 8QR

Moneys Yard, Carre Street, Sleaford NG34 7TW

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Induction into Citizens Advice; on-going training, support and supervision.

Personal qualities and requirements

● Polite, friendly, open and approachable

● Non-judgmental & respect views, values & cultures that are different from your own

● Good listening skills

● Excellent verbal and written communication skills

● Good maths and IT skills

● Able to understand information and explain it to others

● Willing to learn about and follow the Citizens Advice aims, principles and policies, including confidentiality and data protection

● Willing to undertake training in your role

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Problem Solving, Team Working, Communication, Organisation
Availability

8 hours per week, which can be spread over 1 or 2 days, for at least 12 months.

Additional Info

Visit the Citizens Advice website www.citizensadvice.org.uk for more information about volunteering.


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Organisation Name
Re-engage
Title of role
Volunteer Driver - Re-engage - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
4
Tasks

• To collect an older guest from their home, once a month and drive them to their tea party group

• Remain at the tea party to assist the host and to join in with conversations with the guests

• Phone the guest to confirm what time you will pick them up, call Group Coordinator to confirm numbers

• Drive the guest home after the tea party

Location

Various locations within Lincoln

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

The Group Coordinator will meet with volunteers, and also provide a Volunteer Handbook. Volunteers are usually invited to attend a tea party before starting in the role so that they can see how the group works, ask questions and meet the other volunteers and guests. Each tea party group has a Support Officer who is on hand to answer questions and meet with volunteers when necessary.

Personal qualities and requirements

This role is perfect for anyone who enjoys working with older people (75+ years), has excellent communication skills and can drive. We are looking for warm, friendly people who are interested in befriending older people.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Team Working, Communication, Organisation
Availability

Volunteers would need to be available one Sunday a month from 1.30 to 4.30 p.m. (Roughly 3 hours per Sunday).

Additional Info

This role is ideal for someone who enjoys working with older people and has excellent communication skills. A full driver’s licence and access to a car is essential for the role.

Applications can be completed on-line or via the Support Officer. A DBS will be required. The DBS will be requested through our on-line service. We usually contact the volunteer within 5 days of an enquiry. Once the volunteer’s checks are complete we can then match them to a group and they can start volunteering.

Volunteers must be safe, competent and willing to assist our more frail guests. You must be reliable.


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Organisation Name
Headway Lincolnshire
Title of role
Volunteer Finance Assistant - Headway - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
1
Tasks

• To assist so that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.

• To assist in ensuring that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document.

• To assist in ensuring the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects (the charity must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are).

• To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.

• To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation.

• To create and update financial databases.

• To assist the treasurer in ensuring the financial stability of the organisation.

Location

Lincoln

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Face-to-face support from our Treasurer and supervision 3 -4 times a year.

Personal qualities and requirements

• Financial qualifications and experience (or learning towards)

• Ideally some experience of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes

• The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences

• Commitment to the organisation

• Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort

• Strategic vision

• Good, independent judgement

• Ability to think creatively

• Willingness to speak their mind

• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office

• Ability to work effectively as a member of a team

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Perseverance and Initiative , Organisation
Availability

Approx. 2 – 4 times a month (to be discussed with volunteer and treasurer).

Additional Info

This role would be suited towards someone who has excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, creating, and maintain databases and has an aptitude for finance.

Application form to be filled in and returned to Headway Lincolnshire. We will then contact you to have a chat within 1 – 2 weeks of receiving your application.

We will meet for an informal chat about the role and apply for a DBS check if required. References will also be asked for. Timescale from application to starting volunteering: Approx 3 – 6 weeks.


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Organisation Name
Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire
Title of role
Volunteer Fundraiser - Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

● Explore different ways of fundraising to help Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire obtain money, either for specific things or for ongoing running costs

● Help to organise fundraising events to raise money from the local community and encourage volunteers and staff to get involved

● Explore other ways of fundraising, including identifying new sources of funding from organisations

● Help to build relationships with local organisations &/or businesses

● Help staff compile information for potential funders and complete applications for funding bids

Location

Municipal Buildings, West Street PE21 8QR

Moneys Yard, Carre Street, Sleaford NG34 7TW

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Induction into Citizens Advice; on-going training, support and supervision.

Personal qualities and requirements

● Polite, friendly and approachable

● Non-judgmental & respect views, values & cultures that are different from your own

● A positive attitude towards fundraising

● Excellent verbal and written communication skills

● A working knowledge of IT

● Good organisation skills

● Able to understand information and explain it to others

● Willing to learn about and follow the Citizens Advice aims, principles and policies, including confidentiality and data protection

● Willing to undertake training in your role

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Problem Solving, Team Working, Communication, Organisation
Availability

8 hours per week , which can be spread over 1 or 2 days, for at least 12 months.

Additional Info

Visit the Citizens Advice website www.citizensadvice.org.uk for more information about volunteering.


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Organisation Name
THE OASIS
Title of role
Volunteer Gardener - The Oasis - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
10
Tasks

- Helping out with the general upkeep of the garden

- Being a friendly face for visitors and participating young people

- Helping look after the various animals on site

- Becoming familiar with and undergoing training in Worth Unlimited Health and Safety and Safeguarding Policies

- Giving any other appropriate assistance as may be reasonably requested

Location

The OASIS, Cherry Willingham

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Bus fares or petrol expenses will be repaid.

There is a buddy system for new volunteers.

There is a formal induction which includes training in Health & Safety will be given.

Personal qualities and requirements

This role will suit people who have either some or no experience of gardening but enjoy working as part of a team. It will be an opportunity to relax, de-stress and enjoy the outdoors.

You will need to be a team player and willing to learn new skills. You will also need a non judgemental attitude as we often have young people exhibiting challenging behaviour working with us in the garden.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative
Availability

Our main gardening day is Monday when we try to have as few young people as possible. However there is opportunity to come at other times as long as it is pre-arranged.

Additional Info

The role can be physically demanding so you need to be reasonably fit and willing to work out of doors in all weather conditions. At the present time the site is not accessible to those using wheelchairs, but we are working on that.

If you put yourself down for this opportunity we will email you to set up a date and time to meet. At that meeting we can discuss what you want to get out of your volunteering and tell you a bit more about what we have to offer.

Because we work with vulnerable children and adults you will then be required to fill in an application form and give 2 references. You will also need to under go a DBS check before you start. Volunteers usual start within a fortnight after the satisfactory references have been returned.


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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Chaplaincy
Title of role
Volunteer Gardener - University of Lincoln Multi-Faith Chaplaincy - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
20
Tasks

• Physically help establish a new herb and wild flower garden.

• To manually assist with growing seeds, cuttings, planting, and establishing the design for the garden of the future.

• To meet on regular basis and set up a work team to carry this out.

• Prepare to take part in related activities such as garden BBQ, garden meditation and occasional trips out to places of relevant interest.

• To have fun and enjoy yourself in the company of like-minded people.

Location

University of Lincoln Multi-faith Chaplaincy.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

University Chaplain will offer full support and will assist you.

Personal qualities and requirements

Fun, outgoing and team player.

This role would be best suited to students studying Events management and Tourism, agricultural studies, biological studies, Architecture, Media, Arts, Social Science, Cultural studies and those interested in the ecology.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Team Working, Communication
Availability

To start ASAP.

Additional Info

Previous experience is not essential.


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Organisation Name
Re-engage
Title of role
Volunteer Host - Re-engage - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
4
Tasks

• To provide an afternoon tea for around 8 older people once or twice a year

• Liaise with Group Coordinator to schedule tea party date

• Have a home which is easily accessible and safe

Location

At the volunteer’s home or in a suitable community venue.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

We have a Hosting Manual which will be provided to all hosts. The Group Coordinator will meet with the volunteer to discuss the role and invite them to a tea party to see how it works and to meet the other volunteers and guests. A Support Officer is also available to provide support and guidance as and when required.

Personal qualities and requirements

The host’s home needs to be easily accessible as many of our guests are well into their 80s and 90s and have limited mobility. The property needs to have a downstairs toilet and suitable seating for guests.

A community venue can be used if there is access to one. We are looking for people who enjoy baking, meeting people and organising small tea parties. Good conversational skills are essential.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Team Working, Communication, Organisation
Availability

Our hosts put on a tea party once or twice a year for our tea party groups. The tea parties are held on Sunday afternoons, usually from 2- 4pm.

Additional Info

This role is ideal for someone who enjoys working with older people, and has excellent communication skills.

Applications can be completed online or via the local Support Officer. We usually contact the volunteer within 5 days of an enquiry.

Once the volunteer has met with the Group Coordinator and a tea party date has been booked and confirmed they will then host on that date.


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Organisation Name
Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire
Title of role
Volunteer Initial Checker - Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

● Explain Citizens Advice service to clients

● Record client numbers and issues

● Empower clients who are capable of self-help to access the resources they need

● Help clients identify the correct self-help resource or service provider

● Ensure that clients who require further support won’t have to repeat information, if or when they need to access the service again

Location

Municipal Builds, West Street Boston PE21 8QR

Moneys Yard, Carre Street, Sleaford NG34 7TW

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Induction into Citizens Advice; on-going training, support and supervision.

Personal qualities and requirements

● Polite, friendly, open and approachable

● Non-judgmental & respect views, values & cultures that are different from your own

● Have good listening skills

● Competent in using IT and confident in supporting others using IT

● Be willing to learn about and follow the Citizens Advice aims, principles and policies, including confidentiality and data protection

● Be willing to undertake training in your role

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Problem Solving, Team Working, Communication, Organisation
Availability

8 hours per week, which can be spread over 1 or 2 days, for at least 12 months.

Additional Info

Visit the Citizens Advice website www.citizensadvice.org.uk for more information about volunteering.


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Organisation Name
Interserve Justice
Title of role
Volunteer Mentor - Humberside, Lincolnshire & North Yorkshire CRC (HLNY CRC) - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Supporting service users to carry out unpaid work.

Supporting service users to complete referrals to benefits agencies and housing providers and external agencies such as drug and alcohol services.

Supporting service users with completing written work and learning outcomes.

Meeting with service users to help them meet the requirements of their orders.

Location

Lincoln & county wide.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Six weekly supervision and support from probation staff & Peer Mentor Coordinator.

Personal qualities and requirements

Good communication skills

Committed to helping people make a change

Positive attitude

Good timekeeping

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Leadership, Learning and Adaptability, Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication, Organisation
Availability

Any availability weekday. Week evening work and weekend work available.

Additional Info

This role would suite anybody looking to gain an idea of the criminal justice system in the England.

Anyone looking to do direct work with venerable members of society. People looking for experience working with service users with substance misuses mental health problems and current offending issues homelessness and social exclusion issues.

Following referral, an application can be filled out and return via email or dropped to reception at the Lincoln probation office. These will be reviewed and if the candidate is suitable which in most cases will have invitation to interview within five working days.

Following interview, a DBS check will be carried out and then the candidate will be invited to a three-day training event. Once training has been completed the candidate will then work with the Peer Mentor Coordinator to find the most suitable role for them.


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Organisation Name
Family Action
Title of role
Volunteer Relationship Support Worker: Child Contact Service - Family Action - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
3
Tasks

Our Child Contact Services help children of separated parents spend time with one or both parents safely. We encourage parents to listen to children’s views and focus on what they need. This can help families minimise feelings children may have of feeling torn between parents and pulled into conflict.

Family Action undertakes this work on behalf of Cafcass and for families who refer themselves, solicitors and Local Authorities.

 To support the delivery of safe and effective child contact interventions including, but not confined to, supported, facilitated and supervised parent/child contact both in the Contact Centre and in the local community.

 To support, observe and assess contact sessions, providing support and guidance to children and parents/relatives where appropriate, both before and after contact

 Assist with handovers, showing resident parent and children into the waiting room and contact parents into the contact room.

 To take children to the contact room when both parties have arrived.

 To adhere to National Association of Child Contact Center’s (NACCC) enhanced minimum standards and to ensure that any safeguarding concerns are immediately discussed

 To help Family Action staff to keep accurate records eg registering family arrivals

 To assist with the collection of evaluations and feedback from families

Location

Lincoln

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

As a volunteer with Family Action, you will get:

• Access to our standard e-learning package, giving you a great basic introduction to topics such as Safeguarding and Equality and Diversity.

• Face-to-face training to ensure that you are fully equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for this role.

• Regular meetings with your supervisor to discuss any challenges you are facing, and celebrate your progress in the role.

• Ongoing support from your supervisor and the wider team.

Personal qualities and requirements

This role would suit people who:

• Have good listening skills

• Are supportive, discreet and impartial without having a patronising manner

• Are caring and empathetic whilst remaining neutral

• Are reliable and able to commit to the timeframes required

• Are self-aware as the issues we deal with are emotive and sensitive so you’ll need to be able to manage your own responses.

• Understand the importance of boundaries and be able to discuss any issues of concern with one of the team.

• Have a good understanding of parenting and co-parenting issues and in particular those related to parents in conflict where there may be a background in domestic violence or other forms of abuse.

• Are keen to work with children and families to make a potential positive change to their lives and relationships.

• Wish to broaden their experiences of working with children and families.

• Are willing to assist in a fast and often conflicting environment, and share their spare time with the service

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Perseverance and Initiative , Organisation
Availability

Time commitment: As and when required and negotiated. Sessions last approximately 2 hours and each family typically has 6 sessions. They are mostly held on Saturdays, although there are opportunities during the week usually from 3pm. Sessions usually take place in a contact centre but can also take place in the community.

Supported contact sessions take place at our Peterborough Contact Centre alternate Saturday mornings between 10.00am and 12.00 noon.

Minimum six month commitment.

Additional Info
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Organisation Name
Hope House School
Title of role
Volunteer Supporter - Hope House School - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Helping autistic children to interact with each other in dance, drama, art, mini-cinema and youth club.

Location

Hope House School, Barnby Road, Newark upon Trent, NG24 3NE. Volunteers must have their own transport to get there and back.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

To be provided by staff

Personal qualities and requirements

- Patience

- Sense of humour

- Flexibility

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability

Tuesday evenings, 5pm to 7pm or Saturdays, 9am to 3pm. Wednesdays, 5pm to 6.30pm (Drama or Siblings group).

A high level of commitment is required for this role.

If you fail to turn up, you could be letting down a child with routine issues. These children rely on their routine to keep them grounded.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?

Anyone who can offer consistency and commitment. Please be aware that this role requires a high level of long-term commitment. Due to this, it will be best suited to 1st and 2nd year students.

The experience that you will gain from this role may appeal particularly to Psychology students or anyone looking to go into social care or childcare.


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Organisation Name
Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire
Title of role
Volunteer Telephone Assessor - Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

● Talk to clients over the ‘phone to explore what problems they need help with

● Find information about the clients’ problems and help them to understand their options, e.g finding information online that explains how to apply for housing benefit in their area, and explaining it to them; helping a client find and understand what steps they can take to deal with their rent arrears

● Write a summary of the clients’ problems and what action you have taken

● Look out for problems that are common or are unfair

● Ensure that clients who require further support won’t have to repeat information, if or when they need to access the service again

Location

Municipal Builds, West Street Boston PE21 8QR

Moneys Yard, Sleaford NG34 7TW

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Induction into Citizens Advice; on-going training, support and supervision.

Personal qualities and requirements

● Have a friendly telephone manner

● Be non-judgmental & respect views, values & cultures that are different from your own

● Have good listening skills

● Have good IT skills

● Be willing to learn about and follow the Citizens Advice aims, principles and policies, including confidentiality and data protection

● Be willing to undertake training in your role

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Problem Solving, Team Working, Communication, Organisation
Availability

8 hours per week , which can be spread over 1 or 2 days, for at least 12 months.

Additional Info

Visit the Citizens Advice website www.citizensadvice.org.uk for more information about volunteering.


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Organisation Name
Age UK Lincoln & South Lincs
Title of role
Walking Netball Facilitator - Age UK Lincoln & South Lincs - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
2
Tasks

Walking Netball has evolved from a growing demand for walking sports. Often, one of netball’s strength is that people never forget playing the sport and the memories as well as the love for the game never leave.

Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level.

Age UK Lincoln and South Lincolnshire wish to use the game of Netball to encourage older people to enjoy gentle exercise at a gentle pace.

• Facilitating a session of Walking Netball

• Encouraging group participation

• Organising a safe fun hour of gentle exercise

• Checking off the attendance record

Location

Park Street, Lincoln, LN1 1UQ

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Walking Netball host a six hour training workshop to provide people with the skills they need to be able to host a Walking Netball session.

The workshop includes a mix of both theory and practical sessions, with the outcome to understand the game and the ethos of Walking Netball and understand how to create a great experience, and we’ll cover the costs for the session.

Direct supervision from the Activities Coordinator

Personal qualities and requirements

• Empathy and understanding of the needs of older people

• Knowledge of the game of Netball

• Confidence to lead and encourage a group

• Reasonable level of fitness

• The ability to guide participants in a friendly inclusive environment to make the most of their varying abilities

• Good communication skills

• A friendly outgoing nature

• The ability to maintain control of participants to ensure their safety

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Leadership, Team Working, Communication
Availability

1 session a week for approx. 1 hour

The exact time and date of this session is for discussion

Additional Info
-

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Organisation Name
St Barnabas Hospice
Title of role
Warehouse Volunteer - St Barnabas Hospice - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

To sort and process donations made by the public and collected from St Barnabas shops around Lincolnshire.

We are especially interested in Volunteers with specialist interests including books, collectables, toys, games, gardening etc.

Key Duties:

- Complete the role induction to a satisfactory level.

- Sort and prepare items for sale or recycling following safe sorting procedures at all times.

- Price items for sale using the minimum price guidelines for clothing and the procedure for Bric a Brac and collectable items.

- To be aware 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 general 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

Lincolnshire

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

- Reasonable level of literacy and numeracy.

- Understanding of customer service, and personal presentation appropriate to a commercial environment.

- Excellent communication skills.

- Ability to work as a member of a team, demonstrating patience and respect for others.

- Physical well being.

- 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 and punctual.

Personal qualities and requirements

Between 9am and 4.30pm, minimum of one half day a week from Monday to Friday.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Team Working, Communication, Organisation
Availability
-
Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?

This role is open to anyone but would be particularly interesting to collectors and those wanting to work in the charity sector.

Application process for volunteers:

Sign up to be referred, complete application form, attend interview, complete training, start volunteering.

Timescale from application to starting volunteering:

This can vary.

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

Applicants will be contacted as soon as possible.


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Organisation Name
Museum of Lincolnshire Life
Title of role
Welcome Volunteer - Museum of Lincolnshire Life - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

This exciting volunteer opportunity involves volunteering alongside our knowledgeable and dedicated staff at the largest and most diverse community museum in Lincolnshire.

The Museum of Lincolnshire Life is open to the public and is well used by individuals and groups including education sessions and special events. The visitor welcome is an integral part of the visitor experience.

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

The Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Burton Road, Lincoln, LN1 3LY.

The Museum is housed in a former military barracks, which is a Grade II listed building in the uphill area of the city, within the cultural quarter.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

- Full induction and training for the role of Welcome Volunteer will be given at The Museum of Lincolnshire Life

- Support, guidance and ongoing development in your role

- Access to facilities and resources necessary to perform the role

Personal qualities and requirements

- Interest in/enthusiasm for local history and heritage demonstrated by a willingness to commit to regular involvement

- Ability to engage and create a good rapport with the public

- Good communication skills

- Willingness to learn about the Museum and its collection

- Willingness to be part of a professional team

- Awareness of general health and safety issues

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Communication, Organisation
Availability

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

Opening times:

April-Sept, open every day 10am-4pm

Oct-March, open six days a week (closed Sunday) 10am-4pm

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

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?

Anyone who is interested in history. This role would be particularly good for students who are looking to work in the heritage sector.

Application process for volunteers:

Sign up below to be referred. You will then be contacted by a member of the museum team.

Timescale from application to starting volunteering:

A few weeks.

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


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Organisation Name
St John Ambulance
Title of role
Youth Helper - St John Ambulance - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

A youth helper will be expected to help teach young people skills such as first aid and general life skills.

This will all be under direction from other volunteers. There is the opportunity for progression as well as taking on a more clinical role, although this is up to the volunteer.

Location

Low Moor Road, Lincoln.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

All training is provided, you would be part of a supportive team.

Personal qualities and requirements

The role involves working with young people, so volunteers must display some level of professionalism and responsibility.

A DBS check will also be completed after a 3 week trial period. Volunteers must be willing to actively participate.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Leadership, Communication, Organisation
Availability

18:30-20:00 on Wednesdays

Additional Info

The role is ideal for anyone interested in a medical or teaching career, or anybody interested in first aid, although anybody can apply.

Following the application there will be a 3 week trial period, where you will be able to see if you like the role before signing up. You should hear back within a couple of days.


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