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Organisation Name
Assist
Title of role
“Socializing with a Sing-Song” 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.

Personal qualities and requirements

No formal qualifications are required but an interest in singing 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.

This role would be most suited to someone who would like to work with people who are lonely and isolated possibility with an interest in mental health or social care.

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

Tuesday afternoons from 1 – 3:30 pm for six week blocks.

Additional Info

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

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
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.

Work-ready 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
ACTS Trust
Title of role
Butterflies Volunteer - ACTS Trust - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Talking to and offering a sympathetic ear to vulnerable and disadvantaged women and identifying any potential issues such as abuse/self-harm etc.

- Pampering

- Nail-painting/nail-art

- Make-up

- Eyebrow shaping

- Facials

- Massage

- Hair

- Crafts

- Card Making

- Crocheting

Location

ACTS Trust, ALIVE Church, 22 Newland, Lincoln, LN1 1XD

Located just opposite the back entrance of the Odeon cinema. Access to ACTS Trust is via a side entrance.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

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

Personal qualities and requirements

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

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

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

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?

Students who are studying Psychology, Criminology, Social Work or even Beauty Therapy.

Application process for volunteers:

Sign up below to be referred. You will then be contacted and asked to provide references and do a DBS check.

Timescale from application to starting volunteering:

A few weeks, depending upon how long references take to respond.

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

Students will usually be contacted within a week. After expressing interest you will be invited in to have a chat and a cup of tea and a cake and tell us what you can do.


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Organisation Name
Linkage Community Trust
Title of role
Charity Shop Assistant - Linkage Community Trust - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

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

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

- Administration of Gift Aid

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

- Assist the manager with stock rotation

- Appealing for donations

Location

Lincoln City Centre

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

1:1 Supervision, work based training

Personal qualities and requirements

- Volunteers should be friendly and helpful with good communication skills

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

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

- Basic numeracy

- Willingness to participate in any relevant training and information update sessions

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

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

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?

Anyone - students also interested in fashion and retail.

What are the steps from application to starting their volunteering?

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


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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

Work-ready 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
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.

Work-ready 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
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.

Work-ready 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.

Work-ready 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
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.

Work-ready 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
Mansions of the Future
Title of role
Documentation Facilitator - Mansions of the Future - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
10
Tasks

A great way to develop your skills from documentary photography to capturing visitors in motion, these photos are used on social media, on our websites, newsletters & in print.

Key Responsibilities:

• Document programmed events and activities to a brief provided by the producing team (we will provide you with a camera if needed). In line with the Data Protection Act 1998, we require all individuals we photograph and/or video to given their consent. This applies to our staff and the general public.

• When taking photos on behalf of Mansions of the Future, you will be required to let people know: Why you are taking the photos & where will the photos be used.

• Ensuring everyone we are photographing understands what they are consenting to and they are happy for their image to be used.

• Ensure consent is obtained from the parent/guardian of a child or young person under 18 years.

• Email images to the producing team as soon as possible.

• Adhere to the relevant policies and procedures of Mansions of the Future.

Location

Mansions of the Future, 15 St Mary’s Street, Lincoln, LN5 7EQ

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 at Mansions of the Future.

This induction will take place in four stages:

• A 1:1 conversation with our volunteer coordinator about the Mansions of the Future programme, the space, you and your interests.

• 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 volunteer handbook, which outlines our policies, procedures and expectations at Mansions of the Future.

• You will then buddy up with an existing volunteer (where possible) until you feel confident in the role.

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

Personal qualities and requirements

• Experience in photography & able to photograph people and activity

• Ability to use a camera & work to a brief

• Ability to talk to general public

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

We require volunteers to do a minimum of 4 hours per month, this can equate to either one or two shifts.

Additional Info

This role would be suitable for anyone interested in creativity, art or culture or working directly with people and diverse audiences.


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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.

Work-ready 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
JUST Lincolnshire
Title of role
Equality Ambassadors - JUST Lincolnshire - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
15
Tasks

JUST Lincolnshire is an Equality & Human Rights Charity and the only ’single equality’ organisation in the county.

Just Lincolnshire aims to make a difference to the lives of people from all backgrounds, by championing equality, tackling discrimination and celebrating the richly diverse make up of the communities which form our county identity.

Location

Lincoln

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
-
Personal qualities and requirements

A genuine passion for equality, punctuality and commitment.

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

Flexible

Additional Info

The application process, consists of completing an application form (2 references will be required) an interview and an induction. This can be completed quite speedily but is dependent on how quickly the references are returned.

We aim to reply to all enquiries within one week of receiving them.


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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.

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

The dates and times all vary but we are happy for volunteers to offer as much or as little as they can. The more time they can offer, the more they will experience and learn but every little bit helps us.

Additional Info

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

Work-ready 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
Linkage Community Trust
Title of role
Events Assistant - Linkage Community Trust - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

- To provide assistance at Fundraising Events

- Collecting donations

- Selling tickets for events and selling raffle tickets

- Selling refreshments at events

- Assisting with the setup of events

Location

Lincolnshire

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

1:1 Supervision

Personal qualities and requirements

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

This is expected to be an ongoing volunteering opportunity.

There will be a trial period of 3 months.

Volunteers should be enthusiastic and friendly.

Willingness to participate in any relevant training and information update sessions.

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

On a one-off event basis

Additional Info
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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.

Work-ready 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
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.

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

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

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?

Any courses with an emphasis on research or creative writing. Photography and media.

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

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

Work-ready 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
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

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

This is a flexible role which you can work on in your spare time. We 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
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

Work-ready 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

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

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

Additional Info
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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.

Work-ready 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.

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

Tuesdays, 10.30am-3pm or 1-2 hours per week (flexible).

Additional Info

Application process for volunteers:

- 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
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)

Work-ready 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
Home-start Lincolnshire
Title of role
Media, Fundraising & Events Volunteer - Home-Start Lincolnshire - 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 home-start Lincolnshire

• 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 Home-Start'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.

Work-ready 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 Home-Start Lincolnshire)

• Undertake an end of course interview


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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.

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

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

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?

Any courses with an emphasis on research or creative writing. Photography and media.

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

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 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.

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

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

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?

Anyone with a musical background and/or research or creative writing interest.

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

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

Timescale from application to starting volunteering:

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

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

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

Work-ready 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
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.

Work-ready 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

Work-ready 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
Rivercare (Witham Group)
Title of role
RiverCare Volunteer - Rivercare (Witham Group) - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

• Litter picking

• River Clean

• Wildlife surveying

Location

Meeting outside Tower Bar, Student’s Union

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

All equipment will be provided; volunteers must wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The Group Leader will be there to provide support and answer questions.

Personal qualities and requirements

Volunteers must be motivated, dedicated and have a passion for the safety of wildlife and protection of our rivers and oceans.

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

RiverCare events are being held on:

Saturday 31st August 2019

Saturday 21st September 2019

Saturday 9th November 2019

Additional Info

This role would be suited for any volunteer of any ability. Especially relevant to students with an interest in starting a conservation, sustainability, environmental or animal-related career.

Application process immediate – volunteers can come to next event, no matter how close. Will require to sign in at event on the day.


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Organisation Name
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.

Work-ready 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
31st Lincoln, Monks Abbey Scout Group
Title of role
Scout Leaders and Assistants - 31st Lincoln, Monks Abbey Scout Group - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

• Helping to run weekly activities.

• Attend trips, camps, outdoor activities

• Administration tasks (not always necessary but can be if desired)

Location

Monks Road, Lincoln

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Adult:child ratios are always adhered to and you are never alone with the young people. Training and induction given to all new recruits.

Personal qualities and requirements

A passion for working with young people and an enjoyment of being outdoors.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Leadership, Communication, Organisation
Availability

We have something for anyone who wished to get involved. Can be a regular weekly commitment or as little as once a month or couple of months.

Additional Info

We require all new recruits to complete a DBS check and Leaders and Assistants are required to attend an appointments interview, this is an informal process.

Training is provided for all new leaders, the amount of training depends on level of leadership and is paid for by the Group. Volunteers can start immediately. There is a three year window to complete necessary training which can be accessed in a variety of ways from online to workbooks and courses.


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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.

Work-ready 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.

Additional Info
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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

Work-ready 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.

Work-ready 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
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

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

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

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

Additional Info

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


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Organisation Name
Voluntary Centre Services Lincoln
Title of role
Student Pipeline Ambassador - Voluntary Centre Services Lincoln - 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.

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

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

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?

Any course, although media and journalism students may particularly enjoy

Application process for volunteers:

Recruitment sessions on site at the University

Timescale from application to starting volunteering:

Immediately on completion of initial induction (as part of group session)

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

Within 5 days


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Organisation Name
Addaction
Title of role
Student Volunteer - Addaction - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

To inspire and support substance users to move towards recovery away from drug misuse and related harm.

Responsibilities

• Help service users to develop the skills to achieve drug and alcohol-free lifestyles

• Develop service users’ motivation to achieve drug and alcohol-free lifestyles

• Support service users to understand the range of services and help there is in the local area to improve their general health and well-being

o Find out what’s going on in the local area

o Putting a list together of local services

o Update current lists

o Talk to service users about what options there are

• Support service users to access and attend community services

o E.g. housing and employment or training support

• Encourage service users to take advantage of support groups and organisations such as mutual aid or peer support groups

o Ensure service users know about local peer support groups

• Encourage service users to access a wide range of treatment and support outside of substitute medication – these may include psycho-social interventions

• Support service users to build their skills in areas such as education and employment, and work at obtaining stable accommodation and improving relationships

o Make sure information about education and employment is accessible at services

• Work with service staff and clinicians to champion and encourage solution-focused treatment that responds directly to individual need

• Spread the word about recovery

o Speak at local schools or partner organisations about recovery.

Location

Lincoln, Boston & Grantham

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

One-to-one support and group supervision

Personal qualities and requirements

- Open Minded

- Non Judgemental

- Compassionate

- Determined

- Professional

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

Usual office hours are 9am-5pm, however they are happy to work around availability.

Additional Info
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Organisation Name
Victim Support
Title of role
Student Volunteer - Victim Support - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
20
Tasks

We are looking for volunteers for a specific project within Lincoln University whereby Student Volunteers will be providing help and support to students who have been victims of crime.

We need volunteers with great people skills, who can listen effectively, provide relevant advice and information who will be confident in helping fellow students including signposting to appropriate alternative services available.

This will be provided at drop in sessions within Lincoln University, and potentially on a long term basis if necessary, either face to face or via telephone. Attendance at events within Lincoln University, and within Lincolnshire, as appropriate, may also be required.

Location

Lincoln University primarily, potentially in and around Lincolnshire, or home based.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Regular one to one supervision with a line manager as well as attendance of volunteer meetings where there is the opportunity to meet other volunteers and where there may be external speakers.

There will also be the opportunity to attend further training, workshops and events as appropriate.

Personal qualities and requirements

At Victim Support we offer free and confidential support to people affected by crime and traumatic incidents. An interest in helping people to cope and recover after crime, as well as communication, listening and adaptability skills are required, alongside the confidence to provide appropriate advice and information and the opportunity to provide practical and emotional support to the Lincoln University community and Lincolnshire as a whole.

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

Most of our roles are flexible with options to give time during the day, in the evening or at weekends. Some volunteers give several hours a week and others help less frequently. The support initially will be provided at drop in sessions within the University as yet to be confirmed.

Additional Info

Most suited to Criminology, Law, Psychology, Counselling (although we do not offer counselling).

We currently have a core training course from the 4th to the 7th March 2019.


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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.

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

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

Additional Info
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Organisation Name
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.

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.,/p>

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.

Work-ready 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.

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

Volunteers can pick and choose how often and for how long they would like to volunteer. Our standard times of operation are 09.00 to 17.00 Tuesday to Sunday, but we also open on bank holidays and after hours for events and some community groups.

We operate a cloud based sign up system so people can see what opportunities are available and the skills required for each.

Additional Info

We have a large volunteer force and run a comprehensive training programme available. We also have a social programme which includes visits to other sites with behind the scenes tours, BBQs and drinks events.


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Organisation Name
Carers FIRST
Title of role
Telephone Befriender - Carers FIRST - 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

Work-ready 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.

Work-ready 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

Work-ready 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
Mansions of the Future
Title of role
Visit Experience Volunteer - Mansions of the Future - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
10
Tasks

Our visitors look for a friendly smile, you will be great at making people feel at home and pointing them in the right direction.

Key Responsibilities:

• Greet and welcome visitors on arrival to the Mansions of the Future space & programme, assisting them with their enquiries in a positive and friendly manner.

• Sign-posting visitors to the different locations of the space.

• Assist & support our public programme of talks, lunches and events

• Provide tours of the space and encourage conversation with visitors surrounding the activity, promote further opportunities at MotF and gather any feedback.

• Invigilate our resource room (often containing artworks), speaking to visitors about the contents of the space, encouraging questions and responses.

• Provide teas and coffees for artists and visitors of public programme activities.

• Upholding Mansions of the Future policies, including ensuring assistance guide dogs only are permitted in the space.

Location

Mansions of the Future, 15 St Mary’s Street, Lincoln, LN5 7EQ

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 at Mansions of the Future.

This induction will take place in four stages:

• A 1:1 conversation with our volunteer coordinator about the Mansions of the Future programme, the space, you and your interests.

• 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 volunteer handbook, which outlines our policies, procedures and expectations at Mansions of the Future.

• You will then buddy up with an existing volunteer (where possible) until you feel confident in the role.

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

Personal qualities and requirements

• Friendly, open & a good listener

• Ability to talk to people from all ages and backgrounds

• Ability to record information

• Not afraid to ask for help if needed

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

We require volunteers to do a minimum of 4 hours per month, this can equate to either one or two shifts.

Additional Info

This role would be suitable for anyone interested in creativity, art or culture or working directly with people and diverse audiences.


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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

Work-ready 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
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

Work-ready 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

Work-ready 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
Mansions of the Future
Title of role
Volunteer Ambassador - Mansions of the Future - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
10
Tasks

To act as an ambassador for Mansions of the Future within the local community and become an active member of our volunteer ambassador team.

Key Responsibilities:

• Leadership & mentoring role, taking an active role supporting other volunteers within the team.

• To deal with a range of enquiries in a confident manner, ensuring the correct information is provided.

• Keep abreast of information about MotF, either by updating yourself with latest literature or viewing the website or social media posts.

• Be sympathetic to, and be able to project the ethos of Mansions of the Future, sharing your experience with MotF through networking with groups, individuals and events.

Location

Mansions of the Future, 15 St Mary’s Street, Lincoln, LN5 7EQ

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 at Mansions of the Future.

This induction will take place in four stages:

• A 1:1 conversation with our volunteer coordinator about the Mansions of the Future programme, the space, you and your interests.

• 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 volunteer handbook, which outlines our policies, procedures and expectations at Mansions of the Future.

• You will then buddy up with an existing volunteer (where possible) until you feel confident in the role.

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

Personal qualities and requirements

• Able to support & lead the volunteer team (if necessary)

• Friendly, open & a good listener

• Ability to talk to people from all ages, backgrounds and experiences

• Ability to record information

• Ability to work on own initiative & as part of a team

• Knowledge of your local area<.p>

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Leadership, Learning and Adaptability, Problem Solving, Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability

We require volunteers to do a minimum of 4 hours per month, this can equate to either one or two shifts.

Additional Info

This role would be suitable for anyone interested in creativity, art or culture or working directly with people and diverse audiences.


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Organisation Name
Contact the Elderly
Title of role
Volunteer Driver - Contact the Elderly - 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.

Work-ready 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

Work-ready 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

Work-ready 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.

Work-ready 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
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

Work-ready 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

Work-ready 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
Lincolnshire Action Trust
Title of role
Volunteer Mentor - Lincolnshire Action Trust - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
20
Tasks

The volunteer mentor project matches volunteers with individuals in the criminal justice system to provide them with encouragement, support, and confidence to develop themselves and access new opportunities, ultimately aiming to reduce reoffending.

Mentoring matches work together to identify goals and participate in activities that progress the mentee towards achieving them. This could include working towards employment, volunteering, gaining new skills, emotional wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem, and much more.

Volunteers in this role will therefore act as a mentor to an individual over a period of time, working one-to-one with them in the community. They will provide regular feedback of any activities undertaken, adhering to LAT’s safeguarding procedures. Mentoring operates across multiple projects within LAT.

Main tasks will include:

• Working closely on a 1:1 basis with an individual to achieve their desired goals

• Meeting regularly to undertake various activities with the individual

• Providing verbal and written feedback of activities

• Communicating information effectively to aid multi-agency working and reporting

• Respecting confidentiality and acting professionally at all times

• Adhering to professional boundaries throughout the mentoring relationship

• Providing emotional and practical support

Location

The role is available throughout Greater Lincolnshire. Your own travel is desirable, but not essential.

Being adaptable and open to travelling will increase the speed of a mentoring match due to the rural and large nature of the county.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

• Initial project induction and training, including safeguarding and an overview of the criminal justice system

• LAT offers a training and recognition day for all volunteers annually

• Volunteers may be eligible to attend some prison organised training

• Public transport costs with receipts or mileage up to a 20 mile radius at 45p per mile

• Regular support and supervision from the volunteer coordinator and senior practitioners

• Training and progression opportunities

• A clear and understandable volunteer policy

• Invitation to volunteer meetings

• Recognition of their work

Personal qualities and requirements

• Confidence and effective communication

• Active listening

• An understanding of confidentiality

• Patience and understanding

• Reliability and commitment

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

Volunteers are asked to be available for a minimum of 2 hours per week over a 4-6 month period when matched with an individual in the criminal justice system. However when unmatched, we still expect some communication. There are other opportunities you can be involved in when not actively mentoring.

We ask that those interested in this role consider their availability to volunteer alongside their studies, work, social life, etc. including their ability to communicate with us regularly.

Additional Info

This role is suited to those who have a mature outlook and good empathy and understanding of the issues faced by individuals within the criminal justice system.

Once we are contacted with a referral by Lincoln SU we send out an application form which should be completed and returned via post or email.

• Applicants will be invited to attend an interview with the volunteer coordinator

• If both parties wish to continue the application process references will be sought, with their return required within 6 weeks

• The applicant will then be invited to a volunteer training session relevant to the role they have applied for and a DBS form for an enhanced DBS check will be completed

• After training, the applicant will meet with the volunteer coordinator to discuss next steps and the DBS form will be sent to the umbrella body for processing

The recruitment process can also take an indeterminate amount of time, with some elements such as the DBS check and references being external to Lincolnshire Action Trust. The applicant’s level of cooperation has a large impact on the speed of the recruitment process and it is expected that volunteers are proactive throughout. The average time from application to actively volunteering for a successful applicant is around 2 to 3 months.

Lincolnshire Action Trust will endeavour to contact applicants through the communication methods provided, however if no response is received after a certain amount of time, it will be assumed that the applicant is no longer interested in volunteering with the organisation or progressing their stage in the recruitment process and will be exited.

Lincolnshire Action Trust reviews the suitability of volunteers throughout the recruitment process, from initial application to the final review and reserves the right to decline an applicant at any stage of the process. This is to evaluate a wide range of variables that are crucial to the effectiveness of our organisation and projects, which have our clients’ needs as a focus and priority.


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Organisation Name
Mansions of the Future
Title of role
Volunteer Street Team - Mansions of the Future - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
10
Tasks

Support the team with the implementation and distribution of marketing material, events and opportunities at Mansions of the Future to the Local people of Lincoln.

Key Responsibilities:

• To assist in the promotion of Mansions of the Future to the wider Community

• Distribute flyers, posters and programmes and any other info across the City e.g. Lincoln Information Centre & Local Partners.

• To assist with attendance at promotional events, fairs and networking opportunities, and confidently advise all audience on opportunities and events taking place.

• To assist with postal mailout as directed by the producing team.

• To uphold and comply with Mansions of the Future policies and procedures.

Location

Mansions of the Future, 15 St Mary’s Street, Lincoln, LN5 7EQ

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 at Mansions of the Future.

This induction will take place in four stages:

• A 1:1 conversation with our volunteer coordinator about the Mansions of the Future programme, the space, you and your interests.

• 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 volunteer handbook, which outlines our policies, procedures and expectations at Mansions of the Future.

• You will then buddy up with an existing volunteer (where possible) until you feel confident in the role.

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

Personal qualities and requirements

• Ability to talk & inspire members of the general public about Mansions of the Future

• Knowledge of your local area

• Ability to gain support from venues and businesses in the local communities through distribution of our programme & marketing material

• Be able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team

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

We require volunteers to do a minimum of 4 hours per month, this can equate to either one or two shifts.

Additional Info

This role would be suitable for anyone interested in creativity, art or culture or working directly with people and diverse audiences.


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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

Work-ready 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

Work-ready 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
Mansions of the Future
Title of role
Workshop & Outreach Engagement Support Volunteer - Mansions of the Future - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
10
Tasks

A hands-on role working closely with artists and facilitators to support our community participation & outreach opportunities. Your tasks will vary depending on the needs of each group, but will likely include the following:

Key Responsibilities:

• To support & assistant on outreach support both one & off site at Mansions of the Future, this may be working with a school group, community groups or clients of partner organisations.

• Help artists and staff to maintain the tidiness and safety of the space.

• To support the creative process and encourage participation and engagement.

• To lead on activities in a small group if and when required by the artists.

• To support certain evaluation processes such as focus groups, questionnaire completion and feedback interviews with workshop participants and community representatives.

Location

Mansions of the Future, 15 St Mary’s Street, Lincoln, LN5 7EQ

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 at Mansions of the Future.

This induction will take place in four stages:

• A 1:1 conversation with our volunteer coordinator about the Mansions of the Future programme, the space, you and your interests.

• 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 volunteer handbook, which outlines our policies, procedures and expectations at Mansions of the Future.

• You will then buddy up with an existing volunteer (where possible) until you feel confident in the role.

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

Personal qualities and requirements

• Ability to encourage participation

• Ability to talk to people from all different ages and backgrounds

• Be able to use your initiative

• Ability to get stuck in!

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

We require volunteers to do a minimum of 4 hours per month, this can equate to either one or two shifts.

Additional Info

This role would be suitable for anyone interested in creativity, art or culture or working directly with people and diverse audiences.


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Organisation Name
THE OASIS
Title of role
Young Persons' Learning Mentor - The Oasis - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
10
Tasks

- Encouraging a young person to engage with THE OASIS

- Assisting in group work on THE OASIS

- Working with school staff to arrange times for mentoring students

- Discussing the aims of mentoring with young people

- Agreeing and writing action plans

- Helping young people to increase their confidence and self-esteem by listening to them and devising appropriate strategies

Location

The OASIS, Cherry Willingham

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

This can be quite a demanding role as some of the young people we work with exhibit challenging behaviours. As such you will receive on-going one to one support from an experienced worker, and if available a ‘buddy’ from another university volunteer.

You will receive training in:

- Safeguarding

- Health & Safety

- Mentoring skills

As well as help to develop the other skills required to fulfil the post.

Personal qualities and requirements

Below are a list of skills required to be very good in this role. You may not have them all right now but you must be willing to work at developing these attributes.

• Maturity

• Interpersonal skills

• Listening skills

• Organisational skills

• Problem solving skills

• Communication skills

• Assertiveness

• Resilience

• A non-judgemental approach

• Ability to relate to young people and act as a role model

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

We ask our volunteers to give an agreed amount of time on a weekly basis.

The young people referrals do come spasmodically and there may be periods when there is plenty of work and periods when there is not so much.

The group work is arranged on a specific day of the week and if you want to participate we ask that you commit to the whole course which is generally 6 weeks.

We work relationally with young people and it is important that you don’t chop and change your availability too much, although we do recognise that your timetables do sometimes change with the terms.

Additional Info

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

• Become part of a friendly dedicated team

• The satisfaction of making a real difference in a marginalised young persons life

• The opportunity to hone your skills

• Expand your experience of working with young people

• Enhance your CV

• Get your hands dirty and enjoy the great outdoors as The OASIS is a therapeutic garden.

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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