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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.

Employability 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
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

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Organisation, Communication, Perseverance and Initiative
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
LEAP Lincoln
Title of role
Fundraising Event Planning Volunteer - LEAP Lincoln - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
3
Tasks

Lincolnshire Employment Accommodation Project (LEAP) Limited

LEAP has created a #LEAPYear2020 Fundraising Campaign, encouraging businesses to run fundraisers for the benefit of the homeless young people supported by LEAP. As such, we would value the support of Media & Event Management Students, for whom this is a valued learning opportunity.

- Support the creation of fundraising ideas

- Coordination, Planning, Promoting and Attending Fundraising Events and Activities

- Network with local businesses

Location

Lincoln

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

All volunteers will receive the mentoring & support from the Business Development Manager and work closely with the Marketing Officer.

Personal qualities and requirements

- Excellent verbal communication skills

- A keen sense of charity

- Confident in talking and promoting the charity to business leaders

- Punctual and motivated to learn & work

- Be approachable and have a good sense of humour

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Organisation, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability

We would value interest from students who are happy to contribute a minimum of 4 hours per week. Depending on the fundraising activity, this can include evenings and weekends.

Additional Info

This opportunity would be perfect for 3rd year and Masters students studying Event Management & Media studies, though applications from other interested parties are welcome as for example any fundraising activity will require the secure processing & handling of money.


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Organisation Name
The Central Methodist Church
Title of role
Marketing and Outreach Volunteer - The Central Methodist Church - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Creating and fulfilling a marketing strategy to create awareness for the community focused activities hosted by the church. This can be through leaflet creation and distribution, social media posts or creating a blog.

Location

Work from home, out and about and/or The Central Methodist Church on Burton Road.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

The volunteer has creative license to take the reins. They can of course ask for support from the rev. Rachel from VCS will help with the induction and training process.

Personal qualities and requirements

An out of the box thinker, who can work independently on a shoe string budget.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Organisation, Communication, Perseverance and Initiative
Availability

A couple of hours a week maximum. This can be discussed with The Central Methodist.

Additional Info

The individual will need to have a good grasp of social media and marketing techniques. The start time is flexible, but ASAP would be ideal.


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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Chaplaincy
Title of role
Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Volunteer Assistant - University of Lincoln Multi-Faith Chaplaincy - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

• Help out at Chaplaincy Events such as Peace garden, Fairtrade fortnight, Celebration festival such as Christmas, Diwali, Eid, Hanukah, Vaisakhi and Thanksgiving.

• Go on Trips to be a Multi-Faith Chaplaincy representative and help the Chaplain.

• Help out on the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy stall at Fresher’s Fayre.

• Help with the Chaplaincy Newsletter, Blog and social media.

• Be a friendly face among the students and let them know how the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy can help them and it there for everyone.

Location

University of Lincoln Multi-Faith Chaplaincy.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

University Chaplain will offer full support and will assist you.

Personal qualities and requirements

Fun, outgoing and team player: the role is highly relationship-oriented, and the volunteer will be required to engage with staff, students and members of the public.

A basic knowledge of any or many religions and a personal desire to contribute towards it/them is also key, as the volunteer will be required to engage frequently with a diverse, largely religious, community, and with issues of a largely religious nature.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Team Working, Problem Solving, Communication
Availability

To start ASAP.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?

Students studying Events management and Tourism, Architecture, Media, Arts, Social Science and Cultural studies. Students whose faith is a large part of their life.


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Organisation Name
Oxfam Lincoln Bookshop
Title of role
Online Photographer - Oxfam Lincoln Bookshop - 2019/20
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.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Communication, Perseverance and Initiative , 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: 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.


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Organisation Name
New Roots Housing Project
Title of role
Social Media Volunteer - New Roots Housing Project - 2019/20
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.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Communication, Perseverance and Initiative , Team Working
Availability

3-6 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


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