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Organisation Name
Age UK Lincoln & Kesteven
Title of role
Allotment Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
Tasks

Including but not limited to:




  • Willingness and ability to help build and maintain raised beds, boxes, planting sections and areas.

  • Plant seeds, look after plants and harvest food.

  • Digging, hoeing, weeding, watering, soil preparation, building things and recycling old pallets. 

  • Work is adjusted to level of ability.

Location

Glebe Allotments, Age UK Lincoln & Kesteven plots 7&8,



Boultham Park Road, Lincoln LN6 7SE



Free parking on site, situated along a bus route & local travel expenses may be reimbursed.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Onsite instruction from lead volunteers.



Staff members present at allotment on occasion.



Local volunteer department.

Personal qualities and requirements

  • Friendly, helpful and willing.

  • Reasonably fit and active.

  • The allotment is outside and so affected by the weather, there is also an undercover polytunnel.

  • You must wear appropriate footwear and clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty.

  • Beneficial but not essential:

  • Knowledge of Health & Safety

  • Gardening experience.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • The above attributes

  • Team work

  • Horticulture skills

  • Access to internal training programmes

  • Build on existing skills with practical experience

  • Feel good about fundraising for a local charity

  • Be involved with your local community

  • Meet and socialise with new people

Availability

Wednesdays approximately 10am-1pm, flexible.

Additional Info

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



Complete an application form, provide x 2 referees, attend informal interview and volunteer induction.



Timescale from application to starting volunteering:



As soon as possible subject to the above process and availability of the volunteer.

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
No
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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln
Title of role
Edible Kitchen Gardener
Number of volunteer places available
12 / 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 work



Taking initiative



Managing a community garden



Growing vegetables

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. 

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
No
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Organisation Name
New Roots Housing Project
Title of role
Green Fingers Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
0 / 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 and interpersonal skills.



•       Working with vulnerable people.



•       Punctuality and reliability.



•       Awareness of health and safety, safeguarding, and confidentiality.



•       Teamworking skills and individual responsibility.

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.

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
A Disclosure and Barring Service check is required
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Organisation Name
New Roots Housing Project
Title of role
Homecraft Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
0 / 4
Tasks

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



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



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



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



•       Participate in regular support and supervision sessions.



 



 

Location

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

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

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



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



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



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



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



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



•       Travel and other agreed expenses.



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

Personal qualities and requirements

This role would suit someone who:



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



•       Is familiar with the importance of health and safety.



•       Is an excellent communicator.



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



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



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

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

•       Communication and interpersonal skills.



•       Working with vulnerable people.



•       Punctuality and reliability.



•       Awareness of health and safety, safeguarding, and confidentiality.



•       Teamworking skills and individual responsibility.

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.

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
A Disclosure and Barring Service check is required
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Organisation Name
Rivercare (Witham Group)
Title of role
Riverhero!
Number of volunteer places available
Tasks

Cleaning up litter, spotting wildlife, and getting rid of invasive species of plants

Location

Starts outside the Tower bar at Lincoln Uni at 10.30 – dates below.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

This is a group activity overseen by team leaders, we provide the litter pickers, bags, coloured jackets, and there is first aid, refreshments, and a health and safety briefing at the start.

Personal qualities and requirements

Enthusiasm, motivation, and a passion for helping the environment.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Team work



Responsibility



Pride in your work



Environment

Availability

Come as often as you are able, we meet on certain Saturdays from 10.30 – 1.



Meeting dates are as follows;



March 25th



May 13th



July 1st



August 12th



September 30th



November 4th

Additional Info

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



Application process for volunteers: What are the steps from application to starting their volunteering?  Turn up on the day! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for any events, socials and news, and send a message if you have any questions – www.facebook.com/Rivercare-Lincoln-Witham



Timescale from application to starting volunteering: Immediate



When can students expect to hear back from you once they have been referred? Within 48 hours

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
No
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Organisation Name
Voluntary Centre Services Lincoln
Title of role
Student Pipeline Ambassador
Number of volunteer places available
2 / 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

Promotional skills; organizational skills; networking skills

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

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
No
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Organisation Name
THE OASIS
Title of role
Volunteers helper - therapeutic garden
Number of volunteer places available
Tasks

To assist in the development of a therapeutic garden.



This may involve DIY ( putting up sheds/boarding veg beds), digging, shovelling, painting, wheelbarrowing.

Location

THE OASIS, Fiskerton Road, Cherry Willingham. 

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

The volunteer will work under the supervision of one of the experienced gardeners or maintenance workers. 

Personal qualities and requirements

You will need to be physically fit and able.



Willing to do whatever task is asked of you.



You won’t mind being outdoors in the November weather or going home a bit muddy.



 

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Having a record for your CV of giving back to society through volunteering with a charity may be one of the best things you get from this day.



However you could also enhance your ability to take, understand and carry out instruction, work in a team and learn a few diy/gardening skills as well.

Availability

We are having four ‘Big Give’ days on the 4 Saturdays in November. They will run from 10:00 to 15:00. You can come once for any number of the days and for any time although we ask for at least 3 hours. 

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?  This opportunity is for anyone who would like to give back to society in a meaningful way, while at the same time enhancing their CV with charitable work. 

Application process for volunteers: What are the steps from application to starting their volunteering? Complete application form, Telephone interview,   start volunteering 

Timescale from application to starting volunteering: The volunteering takes place on the 4 Saturdays in November, so timescale depends on when the application is made. 

When can students expect to hear back from you once they have been referred? We will do a telephone interview between 1-4 days from receiving a referral form. 

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
No
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Volunteering Contact

Work Ready Contact

Work Ready Drop In

  • Tuesday 10th October, 2pm - 3pm, MHT.
  • Thursday 12th October, 2pm - 3pm, AAD.
  • Tuesday 17th October, 2pm - 3pm, Isaac Newton.
  • Thursday 19th October, 2pm - 3pm, Joseph Banks.
  • Tuesday 24th October, 2pm - 3pm, David Chiddick
  • Thursday 26th October, 2pm - 3pm, Careers & Employability Centre
  • Tuesday 31st October, 2pm - 3pm, Minerva.

What next?

Once you have looked at the options please email volunteer@lincolnsu.com or come to a drop-in.

We can then discuss any organisations or opportunities that you would like to volunteer for so that we can make the arrangements for you.