Opportunities


Organisation Name
Crohn’s and Colitis UK
Title of role
Crohn’s and Colitis UK Awareness & Activities Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
3 / 4
Tasks

Crohn’s and Colitis UK have teams of volunteers based around the country raising awareness of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis – two of the main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (or IBD).



Join our local team of volunteers where you’ll take an active role in planning and delivering one or more of our awareness raising activities:

- organising events, education and information sessions, social activities

- editing newsletters

- managing social media pages

- fundraising 

- campaigning



This is a great opportunity to be involved in your local community, enhance and learn new skills such as leadership, event managment, communication, and be a part of a team who are passionate about making a difference!

Location

The group arrange activities and events at suitable locations across Lincolnshire including Lincoln and on campus if this is available. 

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

All volunteers and local groups are supported by the Crohn’s and Colitis UK - Support Services Team and each group will have a support contact within the team who they will liaise with.  Volunteers will also be supported by group members.

Personal qualities and requirements

A variety of skills and experiences are welcome - you can bring your expertise and interests to the team. We like forward thinking, engaging and enthusiastic people who can be effective in their local area and work well in a team.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • Leadership

  • Teamwork

  • Organising

  • Event management

  • Marketing & PR

  • Health awareness

Availability

The role is very flexible and volunteers can get involved at any time which could include evenings and weekends. All this is decided by the team of volunteers who organise and plan local events and activities.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? Event management, Marketing & PR, health related degree areas like nursing



Application process for volunteers: Sign up to be referred, complete application form, informal discussion, meet the team, training (where necessary), start volunteering



Timescale from application to starting volunteering: Depends on how soon the volunteer can have an informal discussion and meet-up.



When can you expect to hear back once you have been referred? Within 5 working days



 


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Organisation Name
City of Lincoln Council
Title of role
Digital Champion
Number of volunteer places available
0 / 10
Tasks

The task will involve providing support to people to access the computers, and guiding them through the websites that they wish to use. You might need to help people to set up email accounts or to apply for jobs. Sometimes it might be useful if you could help people with their own equipment that they are struggling to use, such as tablets or phones, in order to access online services.

Location

City Hall - based within Jobcentre+

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will be provided with support by being invited to regular one to one meetings with their Volunteer Co-ordinator to feedback on progress, discuss future development and air any problems. Volunteers may speak to their Volunteer Co-ordinator at any time to talk about issues or make suggestions, by phone or email, to keep them informed of how the access point is running, and whether you have any problems.

Personal qualities and requirements

You will need to have good people skills and be welcoming to everyone, acting in an unbiased way without discriminating. There will be a variety of levels of need, with some people needing only to be shown to the computer, whereas others might require 1:1 support, possibly with you using the mouse and keyboard on their behalf.



 

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Training, mentoring, IT, providing advice, listening skills.

Availability

Monday – Friday (10am – 4pm) hours available – to be discussed upon appointment.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? N/A – Open to all interested in IT and helping others



Application process for volunteers: Express interest, complete application form, DBS/references, induction, start volunteering



Timescale from application to starting volunteering: no more than 1 month


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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Chaplaincy
Title of role
Events Co-ordinator
Number of volunteer places available
0 / 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

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Communication Skills

  • Attitude & Initiative

  • Problem Solving Skills

  • Digital Literacy

  • Leadership & Management

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 @ schellaiah@lincoln.ac.uk


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
Hartsholme Cricket Club
Title of role
Hartsholme Cricket Club PR Manager
Number of volunteer places available
Tasks

To aid the cricket club in its public relations activity. To promote the club more widely within local media sources and possibly beyond.

Location

Hartsholme Cricket Club, Ashby Avenue, Lincoln, LN5 0HG. Most of the role can be done from home

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Support and supervision will come in the form of regular meetings with people at the club to discuss the volunteer’s ideas and work.

Personal qualities and requirements

Volunteers must have an active interest and expertise in PR. They must be able to present ideas effectively and show good communication & negotiating skills.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Volunteers will develop their communication skills further by engaging actively with media organisations. They will gain the valuable experience of marketing a sports organisation within the local community and region.

Availability

Time and dates can be arranged to suit the volunteer. It can be on a regular basis or “as and when”.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? Anyone who wants experience in a media/PR role. Particularly Media students or anyone who is particularly good with social media.



Application process for volunteers: Sign up to be referred. You will trn be contacted by Committee Member, Ian Dovey



Timescale from application to starting volunteering: As soon as the volunteer is available.



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


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Organisation Name
Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance
Title of role
Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance Eventeering
Number of volunteer places available
1 / 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 Skills

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Leadership & Management

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
British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS)
Title of role
Media Assistant
Number of volunteer places available
0 / 5
Tasks

Overall aim is to support the smooth delivery of the BUCS Golf Tour event by providing a high standard of media coverage. This includes:




  • Collecting photo and video content to share across social media platforms (including updating graphics with results).

  • Publicising players, institutions, scores and results across social media platforms.

  • Managing the BUCS Snapchat and Instagram stories.

  • Collating professional photography for Facebook albums.

  • Interviewing players, creating and writing content for news articles and event summaries.

Location

Woodhall Spa Golf Club, The Broadway, Woodhall Spa, LN10 6PU

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will receive an event induction, and supervision by the BUCS Event Manager throughout their volunteering experience.

Personal qualities and requirements

  • Efficient verbal communication and welcoming, friendly body language.

  • Experience of volunteering at events, preferably competitive sports events.

  • Good timekeeper, punctual and reliable.

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a small team.

  • Knowledge of golf (desirable, but not essential).

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • Event management skills.

  • Sports journalism skills.

  • Sports event media and publicity skills.

Availability

Volunteers are required on Sunday 15, Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 April 2018. Volunteers are able to do one, two or all three days. All three days would be preferred to help ensure consistency with the event delivery. Volunteers would be required from approx. 09:00 until 18:00 each day. Timings are flexible if volunteers have existing commitments.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?


This role would be ideal for media or journalism students. Additionally, students studying digital content, video production, photography, or sports management would be suitable volunteers.


Students with involvement in societies and an interest in media, such as campus TV, university newspapers, sports websites etc., should also apply.


 


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


E-mail their interest to hayden.arrowsmith@bucs.org.uk detailing their experience, and how they can contribute to the tasks detailed above.


For further information students can phone Hayden Arrowsmith, BUCS Event Manager, on 0207 633 4993.


 


Timescale from application to starting volunteering:


Interested volunteers to apply as soon as possible. Positions will be filled on a first come first served basis (depending on suitability).


 


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


Within a week of applying via e-mail.


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Organisation Name
JUST Lincolnshire
Title of role
Media Team Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
3 / 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.



Organisational Skills.



Communication Skills and project delivery skills.



Learning about human rights & equality issues, particularly how they relate to Lincolnshire and an opportunity to gain hands on skills supporting project delivery outcomes.



Practical skills in delivering a product/project from concept to end product.

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
University of Lincoln Students' Union
Title of role
Pecha Kucha - Chit Chat
Number of volunteer places available
Tasks

This is a really exclusive opportunity, open to 5  students from the Sincil Bank area.



 



PechaKucha, literally translated to 'Chit Chat' is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.



PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps -- just about anything, really -- in the PechaKucha 20x20 format.



In 2018, Sincil Bank are hosting their second Pecha Kucha evening and are looking to make this a student/community collab!



We are looking for only 5 students to present on the evening of March 16th as well as 5 members of the Sincil Bank community to tell a story. These are supposed to be everyday people telling their everyday stories, so maybe your journey living in Sincil Bank to Uni everyday, how you pack your suitcase, how you came to be in Lincoln etc etc



 



You will need to have signed up by January 26th.

Location

Sincil Bank

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Support from your Students' Union and the local community

Personal qualities and requirements

Happy to present in front of a small audience

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Communication Skills



Digital Literacy



Attitude & Initiative

Availability

You will need to be available for a couple of pre-meets, and then for the event on the evenign of Friday March 16th.

Additional Info

This is a fantastic opportunity to get a story told to your community and we are really excited to get this project up an running for 2018.


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Organisation Name
New Roots Housing Project
Title of role
Social Media Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
1 / 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

•       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

3-6 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
University of Lincoln Chaplaincy
Title of role
Website Designer and Management
Number of volunteer places available
Tasks

  • To help revamp the Chaplaincy existing Website to something new that will appeal to students. Manage the website and update the site regularly with events, news and promote the chaplaincy services.

  • Meeting the chaplaincy co-ordinator once a month. Proactively liaise with the chaplaincy coordinator and ICT for any issues relating to the website, upgrade, apps etc.

  • Proactively come up with ideas by research into the chaplaincy website that suits our needs to keep the website neat and tidy.

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 and maintain confidentiality

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Communication Skills

  • Attitude & Initiative

  • Problem-Solving Skills

  • Digital Literacy

  • Resilience

Availability

As soon as possible


Times can be negotiated (Flexible)


2 – 4 hours a week

Additional Info

Additional Information: (Who would this role be most suited to? Application process for volunteers: What are the steps from application to starting their volunteering? Timescale from application to starting volunteering? When can students expect to hear back from you once they have been referred?)


 


Students studying Media and Production, Web designing, Photography, and Graphic Design.


Email your interest @ schellaiah@lincoln.ac.uk


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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