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Organisation Name
Saxilby with Ingleby Parish Council
Title of role
Bridge St Conservation Area Regeneration – removal of vegetation
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks
• Clearing and cutting back vegetation back to the original hedge line • Sweeping and tidying up
Location
Canal Tow Path, Bridge Street, Saxilby, Lincs
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
Canal and River Trust Volunteer Manager will be present.
Personal qualities and requirements
To be able to carry out manual work.
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Perseverance and Initiative , Team Working
Availability
Saturday March 2nd Monday April 1st Saturday May 4th Monday June 3rd Saturday July 6th Monday August 5th Saturday September 7th Ad-hoc can attend on dates when available.
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Organisation Name
Saxilby with Ingleby Parish Council
Title of role
Bridge Street Conservation Area Saxilby Regeneration Project
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks
• Clearing pathways • Cutting back overgrown foliage • Painting fencing/benches etc • Sweeping up • Repairing a tile mosaic • Opportunities to fundraise for the regeneration project
Location
Bridge Street, Saxilby, Lincs
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
• We work with the Canal and River Trust who provide guidance and support on tidy days
Personal qualities and requirements
• Working as part of a group • Ability to carry out manual tasks if taking part in a volunteer tidy day • Communication skills
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Perseverance and Initiative , Team Working
Availability
Flexible, can set dates or can attend community dates already set which occur on a monthly basis, being a mix of week day and weekend days.
Additional Info
Open to all volunteers who would like to be involved in the project

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

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

This role will last throughout the academic year.

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

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

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

Location

University of Lincoln – Edible Kitchen Garden behind Witham House

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

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

Personal qualities and requirements

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

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

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

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

Additional Info

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Organisation Name
Clean Lincoln Everywhere And Now
Title of role
Environmental Officer
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks
• Organise and execute individual litter picks • Volunteer for C.L.E.A.N’s organised litter picks
Location
Anywhere volunteers want to perform a litter pick. The equipment is stored at the CLEAN hubs, one at the Lincoln City Football Club Stadium, one at ONENK in North Hykeham.
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
On C.L.E.A.N’s organised events there will be CLEAN team leaders supervising the event. When individuals organise an event we provide them with 24/7 available online/telephone support as well as supply them with all the information they need.
Personal qualities and requirements
Good sense of health and safety. This role is suitable for anyone who wants to make difference to being proactive in taking care of the environment.
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Leadership, Communication, Organisation
Availability
Our events run around once every three months. We loan the equipment all year round so volunteers can perform litter pick event’s as often as they like, when ever they like as long as the equipment is available.
Additional Info
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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Chaplaincy
Title of role
Events Co-ordinator
Number of volunteer places available
2
Tasks
  • To help co-ordinate chaplaincy events along with the chaplains/Faith Advisors. (Events for e.g. Fairtrade, Soup Lunch, Festivals events etc.)
  • You will be assigned to one or two events of your choice which you will be working with the appropriate chaplain/Faith Advisors to co-ordinate the event in partnership with the SU faith societies
  • Meeting the chaplaincy co-ordinator twice a month.
Location

Witham House, Next to Sports Centre

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

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

Personal qualities and requirements

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

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

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

As soon as possible

Times can be negotiated (Flexible)

2 – 4 hours a week

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?

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

Email your interest @ [email protected]

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

 

Does this opportunity have an end date?

On going

Minimum of 3 months commitments


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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln
Title of role
Fairtrade Officer
Number of volunteer places available
2
Tasks
Take part in the University’s Fairtrade Steering Group • Assist with organising Fairtrade events and projects • Keep the University Fairtrade social media up to date
Location
On campus
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
The volunteer will be supported by the Fairtrade Steering Group and supervised by Tracey Turton (Energy & Environment Projects Officer) and Subash Chellaiah (University Chaplain).
Personal qualities and requirements
An interest in embedding Fairtrade goods in the University.
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Organisation
Availability
This would be ad-hocly throughout the year. The volunteer will be required to monitor the social media accounts for the Fairtrade sites. They will also be needed to attend the quarterly Fairtrade Steering Group meetings, and be available to support, brainstorm and work on events designed to promote Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight, which is 25th Feb – 10th March 2019.
Additional Info
The University has Fairtrade Status until April 2020. At this point we will look to renew this. We need to ensure that the University is raising the profile of Fairtrade and its importance to the global community. Any student wishing to become the Fairtrade Volunteer Officer will be contacted within a week of applying.

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

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Organisation Name
New Roots Housing Project
Title of role
Green Fingers Volunteer
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
Communication, Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative
Availability

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

Additional Info

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

•       Complete Application Form and Equality Form.

•       Attend informal interview.

•       Attend induction training, submit references and DBS Check.

 

Timescale from application to starting volunteering:

1-3 weeks

 

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

Within 1 week.


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

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

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

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

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

•       Participate in regular support and supervision sessions.

 

 

Location

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

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

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

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

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

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

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

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

•       Travel and other agreed expenses.

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

Personal qualities and requirements

This role would suit someone who:

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

•       Is familiar with the importance of health and safety.

•       Is an excellent communicator.

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

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

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

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

3+ hours per week (flexible).

Additional Info

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

•       Complete Application Form and Equality Form.

•       Attend informal interview.

•       Attend induction training, submit references and DBS Check.

 

Timescale from application to starting volunteering:

1-3 weeks

 

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

Within 1 week.


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Organisation Name
Rivercare (Witham Group)
Title of role
RiverCare Volunteer
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
Perseverance and Initiative , Team Working, Communication
Availability
RiverCare events are being held on: Saturday 16th February 2019 Saturday 23rd March 2019 Saturday 27th April 2019 Saturday 1st June 2019 Saturday 13th July 2019 Saturday 31st August 2019 Saturday 21st September 2019 Saturday 9th November 2019
Additional Info
This role would be suited for any volunteer of any ability. Especially relevant to students with an interest in starting a conservation, sustainability, environmental or animal-related career. Application process immediate – volunteers can come to next event, no matter how close. Will require to sign in at event on the day.

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Organisation Name
Voluntary Centre Services Lincoln
Title of role
Student Pipeline Ambassador
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
Communication, Learning and Adaptability
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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