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Organisation Name
Victim Support
Title of role
Community Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

We need reliable volunteers with great people skills, who can listen effectively and signpost people to the information and services available. This may be face to face or by phone.

Location

In and around Lincolnshire.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

The service delivery manager will arrange regular one to one meetings to discuss cases. Volunteer meetings where they may be external speakers and the chance to meet other volunteers

Personal qualities and requirements

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.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
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.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? Students studying  Criminology, Law, Counselling (We do not offer counselling), Psychology.

 

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

Complete application form, send for references, interview, complete DBS, training, accreditation/induction, begin volunteering. Applications can be made on our national website or you may email the branch for an application form.

 

Timescale from application to starting volunteering:

Depends on availability of training. Currently have a core training course in early March 2018.

 

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

 

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required:

Yes, enhanced.


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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
Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance
Title of role
Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance Eventeering
Number of volunteer places available
10
Tasks

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

Location

Lincoln and surrounding area

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training/planning and meetings as and when required

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

Various throughout the week and weekends.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?

Social Media

Event planners / event management

Business studies

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

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

 

Timescale from application to starting volunteering: within 3 weeks.

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


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Organisation Name
JUST Lincolnshire
Title of role
Marketing Volunteers
Number of volunteer places available
15
Tasks
Website, social media, twitter, covering events for JUST Lincolnshire
Location
Lincoln
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
The volunteers will be given guidance as to what is required from them and support where needed. They will also be given training on equality and hate crime as part of the induction process.
Personal qualities and requirements
A genuine passion for equality, punctuality and commitment
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
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
JUST Lincolnshire
Title of role
Media Team Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
10
Tasks

Working as part of a team to support the planning and delivery of JL media needs for the coming year.

There is space for volunteers to be involved in a number of ways, such as making short video's; capturing peoples stories in a variety of formats; media need at events; work to highlight equality issues and our work across the county; supporting/enhancing our multimedia profile through our website, Facebook, Vimeo, Twitter, etc; advice and creative input to help develop communication and marketing of the core issues we are engaged with. The role of media team volunteer is very much project based.

Location

From JUST Lincolnshire’s office on 2 Carlton Boulevard, Outer Circle Road, Lincoln. Ln2 4WJ but with delivery across digital formats and different venues throughout Lincolnshire.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

JUST Lincolnshire will provide leadership, support & supervision but with creative input, participation and direction coming in partnership with the volunteer team.

Personal qualities and requirements

Enthusiasm for equality, diversity issues would be really welcomed but most of all a desire to use your time and skills to help JUST Lincolnshire make a difference to the local communities. Media skills to help script, record, edit and produce an end product and general media skills.

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

We are flexible to work with student's schedules, but on the whole this role tends to be project based as opposed to a set amount of hours each week.

Additional Info
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Organisation Name
JUST Lincolnshire
Title of role
Media Volunteer
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. This position will include videoing, editing and reporting content for JUST Lincolnshire.
Location
Lincoln
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
The volunteers will be given guidance as to what is required from them and support where needed. They will also be given training on equality and hate crime as part of the induction process.
Personal qualities and requirements
A genuine passion for equality, punctuality and commitment
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability
Flexible
Additional Info
Media Volunteers in particular could work on a project basis rather than a number of hours each week. 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
Home-start Lincolnshire
Title of role
Media, Fundraising and Events Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks
Helping out at Community or Fundraising events Organising awareness raising or fundraising events and activities Encouraging and asking individuals, organisations and copanies to support Home-start Lincolnshire Social Media posts
Location
Lincolnshire
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
Regular support and 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. Main requirements are energy, enthusiasm and willingness to ask people for support.
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Communication, Learning and Adaptability, Commercial Awareness
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
Oxfam Online Photographer
Number of volunteer places available
8
Tasks
Producing product photography for items listed (mostly books and music) on the Oxfam Online shop. Each book is then photographed, to highlight features (and any flaws), and engage potential customers with appealing imagery. The extent of photography for each item is determined by the value and notable attributes that need recording. Working for Oxfam, all efforts and profits from the shop go towards raising money for our work relieving poverty through emergency aid, sustainable development, and campaigning for change around the world.
Location
Oxfam Bookshop, 5 Cornhill, Lincoln, LN5 7HE
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
When starting new volunteers are given an induction to learn how the shop works, and the details of the job. Early on new volunteers will work with the managers and/or other volunteers to learn all aspects of the role, and those same people are always on hand to provide further ongoing support.
Personal qualities and requirements
Ideally some understanding of photography and editing would be useful, but full training is provided. In general a good eye for detail is important.
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Commercial Awareness
Availability
We are quite flexible, most volunteers do at least one four-hour shift per week, some much more, but we can work around individual availability.
Additional Info
Application process typically takes 1-2 weeks to complete, dependent on availability for interview and responsiveness of referees. Stages are: Contact the shop, complete an application form, informal chat type interview, collection of references, induction (including health and safety and risk assessments), initial training, and then any ongoing training and support as required.

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

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

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

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

•       Generating regular content for our social media channels.

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

•       Building New Roots’ community identity.

•       Undertake one or more of the following projects:

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

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

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

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

•       Participate in regular support and supervision sessions

Location

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

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

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

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

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

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

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

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

•       Travel and other agreed expenses.

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

Personal qualities and requirements

This role would suit someone who:

•       Has some experience of online publicity or marketing.

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

•       Can be flexible with their time.

•       Is familiar with the importance of health and safety.

•       Is an excellent communicator.

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

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

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

3-6 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
Voluntary Centre Services (West Lindsey)
Title of role
Website Assistant for Wordpress sites
Number of volunteer places available
1
Tasks

To draw on own existing knowledge and experience to carry out improvements and routine maintenance on our four WordPress sites. Some design and improvement work is specifically needed on our lincolnshirevolunteering.org.uk site, which aims to provide a single portal for advice for volunteers in Lincolnshire

Location

The Guildhall, Marshall’s Yard, Gainsborough, DN21 2NA

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

You #39;ll bring your own skills to the role, but some basic advice, support and supervision will be available. There will be a one-to-one induction to the organisation.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Personal qualities and requirements

Experience of WordPress or website design / maintenance is required. You will need to have some understanding of how to use ftp and web hosting functions. You will need to have a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. You'll need to have a general interest in the type of work our organisation does, in order to be most effective.

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

The volunteer will be based from our Gainsborough office, during our office hours of 10am- 4pm, Monday to Friday. We welcome any offer of assistance from 2 hours and 4 days!

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