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Organisation Name
Lincolnshire Wildlife Park
Title of role
Animal Keeping - Lincolnshire Wildlife Park - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
5
Tasks

Animal husbandry, enclosure and general park cleaning, food preparation, enrichment building, record keeping, public interaction.

Location

Friskney, Lincolnshire

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will be shadowed by a trained member of staff for their introductory period. There is a HR team in the office for any queries, concerns or comments from volunteers.

Personal qualities and requirements

Confident and positive attitude toward manual work. The majority of the work will be to support cleanliness throughout the park. They must uphold a professional yet compassionate relationship towards all species of animals, especially birds, with the park housing The National Parrot Sanctuary of over 1000 parrots.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Communication, Organisation
Availability

Volunteers can volunteer for as much or as little as available.

However we suggest at least 1-2 days per week to gain a better and more consistent experience.

Working hours are usually 9am - 5pm (March - Oct), or 9am - 4pm (Nov - Feb)

Additional Info

Most suited to students who have a keen interest in the more manual side of an animal based career, such as zoo keeping.

Students will initially be sent information via email about the park and job role, to read before proceeding. Following this, an interview will be arranged via email with our Animal Manager. The student will then receive confirmation or declination via email, following their interview.

A start date and regular dates or hours to be fulfilled will be confirmed between the park and the student & information sent to prepare them for their first day.

On their first day, they will receive our policies to read and sign, and then an induction. They will then be shadowed by a keeper for the duration of their introductory period, until an appraisal with the animal manager to review their progress and future plan with us.


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Organisation Name
Bishop King Church of England Primary School
Title of role
Classroom/Reading Volunteer - Bishop King Church of England Primary School - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
10
Tasks

Volunteering/support in class. Listening to readers.

Location

Kingsway, Lincoln. LN5 8EU. Next door to the Football Ground and Police Station on South Park Avenue.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Dependant on volunteer, they will receive an induction and instruction on the initial visit.

Personal qualities and requirements
-
Employability skills you will learn or develop
Communication, Perseverance and Initiative , Problem Solving
Availability
-
Additional Info
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Organisation Name
Lincoln City Foundation
Title of role
Conversation Club English Language Tutor - Lincoln City Foundation - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
5
Tasks

• Planning informal English classes for a range of abilities

• Preparing teaching materials and delivering the classes

• Checking and assessing pupils’ work

• Promoting and building awareness of the classes

Location

Bishop King Church of England Primary School

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full support provided by Lincoln City Foundation Community Organisers regarding preparation and delivery of the classes.

Personal qualities and requirements

Passionate about language learning. Ideally an individual aspiring to teach / or has experience of teaching English as a foreign language.

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

Every Tuesday 10am until 12pm

Additional Info
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Organisation Name
Alzheimer's Society
Title of role
Dementia Voice Volunteer - Alzheimer's Society - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

To support with opportunities to ensure that the voice of people with a diagnosis of dementia is articulated and that the profile of dementia, and its impact within society at large, and individual communities, is championed and further developed.

Location

Across Lincolnshire with specific work happening in Lincoln subject to available opportunities.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full induction into the role from a role manager with a Welcome Day covering all aspects of volunteering with Alzheimer’s Society being covered as well as opportunities for training and development and ongoing support in line with the specifics of the role.

Personal qualities and requirements

Suited to those with a knowledge of dementia and those with a passion both for learning more and contributing to the development of dementia friendly and inclusive communities.

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

Subject to specific project/opportunity requirements

Additional Info
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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
Problem Solving, Learning and Adaptability, 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
Canal and River Trust
Title of role
Events Assistant Volunteer - Canal and River Trust - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

The Canal and River Trust are looking for volunteer to support our Community and Events Team to deliver a variety of events across the region and engage with the local community. Events Assistant Volunteers will get in involved in the following:

- Help with the delivery of local events across the East Midlands in summer 2020.

- Water sports, arts and crafts, walking groups, wildlife activities, boat trips, talks.

- Helping to set up equipment, working with the public and helping to increase the profile of the charity.

Location
Various across Lincolnshire
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Supervision from a Canal and River Trust member of staff.

A full induction to the Trust's vision and values.

Ongoing training.

Reimbursement of genuine out of pocket expenses.

Covered by the Trust's insurance.

Personal qualities and requirements

• Good customer service skills

• Willingness to pitch in and work as a team

• Whatever your skills and experience, we will find an activity that suits you.

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

Support will be required on an ad hoc basis, however there will be a full programme of events to support over the spring and summer, we are looking for people who can support these events when it is convenient for them.

Events usually range from 2 to 8 hours depending on the type of event.

Additional Info

This role is suitable for individuals who are looking for experience in Events Management, as volunteers will be pivotal in helping to plan and deliver our participatory events across the region during the Spring and Summer of 2020.

This role is also suitable for individuals who are outgoing, happy to get involved and have good customer service skills, however we are happy to work with any enthusiastic volunteers and will find a role suitable for you.


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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
Perseverance and Initiative , Organisation, Communication
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
Perseverance and Initiative , Communication, Organisation
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
Alzheimer's Society
Title of role
Fundraising Representative - Alzheimer's Society - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Regional fundraising is at the very centre of how we raise vital funds at a local level. The money we raise funds the delivery of universal services that include our website and National Dementia Helpline, as well as the services we provide locally such as dementia cafes and Singing for the Brain®. It also helps to fund research into care for today and a cure for tomorrow, and our campaigning work.

What will I be doing?

This role will provide support to the Community Fundraiser in your area, attending cheque presentations, giving talks about the work of Alzheimer’s Society and attending events as a representative of Alzheimer’s Society.

This is an ideal role for someone who has excellent communication skills and is confident in giving talks, is approachable and is willing to learn about dementia and Alzheimer’s Society.

- Engaging with our supporters

- Attending cheque presentations on behalf of Alzheimer’s Society

- Giving talks to a range of community groups about the work that we do

- Participating in external events to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s society

- Providing support to those fundraising in aid of us, to be discussed with Community Fundraiser on a case-by-case basis

What's in it for me?

- Gain new skills

- Make new friends

- References for future employers

- Ongoing learning and development opportunities including e-learning and face to face training

- Opportunity to become a Dementia Friend

- Opportunity to support the work of Alzheimer’s Society

- Peer to peer support at Volunteer Engagement Network events

Location

This role will be based out in the community and is a very flexible role based on your availability and interests. Specific details will be discussed when you first meet with us.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

You will receive training to start your role and will have a dedicated role manager to support you. We will reimburse reasonable lunch and travel expenses.

Responsible to/local support:

Your local Community Fundraiser.

Personal qualities and requirements
-
Employability skills you will learn or develop
Perseverance and Initiative , Communication, Team Working, Learning and Adaptability
Availability

Flexible

Additional Info

What do I have to do before I can start?

Before you start, you will need to complete a registration form and provide two references. The Community Fundraiser for your area will then be in touch to discuss the role and which tasks would be suitable for you.


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Organisation Name
Alzheimer's Society
Title of role
Fundraising Support Volunteer - Alzheimer's Society - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

How does the role make a difference?

Regional fundraising is at the very centre of how we raise vital funds at a local level. The money we raise funds the delivery of universal services that include our website and National Dementia Helpline, as well as the services we provide locally such as dementia cafes and Singing for the Brain®.

It also helps to fund research into care for today and a cure for tomorrow, and our campaigning work.

What will I be doing?

This role will provide support to fundraisers within your region and is crucial to the success of the Regional Fundraising team.

This is a flexible role and duties will vary depending on need, skills and interests. Tasks could include –

- Assisting with general office tasks both on and off the computer

- Researching new fundraising prospects

- Recruiting new volunteers

- Speaking to supporters

- Attending and supporting events

- Promoting the work of Alzheimer’s Society in the community

What's in it for me?

- Gain new skills

- Make new friends

- References for future employers

- Ongoing learning and development opportunities including e-learning and face to face training

- Opportunity to become a Dementia Friend

- Opportunity to support the work of Alzheimer’s Society

- Peer to peer support at Volunteer Engagement Network events

Location

Where, when and how often?

The role may be based in your local Alzheimer’s Society office depending on space and your location. It could also involve some work outside of the office, at home and in the community, depending on your preference.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

You will receive training to start your role and will have a dedicated role manager to support you. We will reimburse reasonable travel expenses.

Responsible to/local support:

Your local community fundraiser

Personal qualities and requirements
-
Employability skills you will learn or develop
Communication, Perseverance and Initiative , Team Working, Learning and Adaptability
Availability

Days and times are flexible.

Additional Info

What do I have to do before I can start?

Before you start you will need to complete a registration form and provide two references. We will then invite you for an informal meeting with your local community fundraiser.


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Organisation Name
Campus Children's Holidays
Title of role
Group Leader (summer project) - Campus Children's Holidays - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
50
Tasks

Campus Children's Holidays is looking for adults to volunteer on our summer projects!

Volunteers will act as group leaders and look after a small group of children on 1 week of the summer project. During the day, volunteers will accompany the children on activities which include a trip to the beach, roller blading and a theme park!

In the evening volunteers will be on site with the children and look after them while they play on the bouncy castle and assault course or relax in the crafts room.

Campus is a great opportunity to not only have a huge amount of fun yourself but also develop skills working with children and as part of a team.

While we ask volunteers to pay for their train tickets to our location, once there all accommodation and food is provided for free during the week. We also need volunteers to drive our minibuses - you will need to be over the age of 21 and have had a full driving license for at least 2 years in order to drive the minibuses.

Campus will pay for your training and there is also opportunity to practise-drive the minibuses before the start of Campus.

Location

Liverpool and North Yorkshire (summer opportunity)

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Skype/phone interviews are conducted after we receive applications, where any questions or queries can be answered. Coordinators and committee members will stay in regular touch via email to ensure all volunteers are well-informed. Training is given at the start of each week, including safeguarding training and health and safety.

Personal qualities and requirements

We welcome volunteers with a range of skills, but prior experience is not vital. Ideal volunteers will be comfortable with leading a small group of children, will have good communication skills and good teamwork.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Organisation, Communication, Leadership
Availability

We run our projects throughout the school summer holidays. Each project runs for one week, so volunteers would need to commit to at least a full week over summer (July/August).

Additional Info

Applications will be via an online form, which is emailed out in February/March time. After applications are reviewed, we will conduct Skype/phone interviews. Volunteering takes place over July/August and volunteers should have confirmation of when and where they will be volunteering by May.


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Organisation Name
Sue Ryder
Title of role
Lead Volunteer - Sue Ryder - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
3
Tasks

• To support the Manager in the running of the shop, understanding Charity Retail and it’s processes

• To train and support the team of volunteers to sort donations

• To keep the shop stocked up and to serve customers

• Provide excellent customer service

• Help train new volunteers in the Gift Aid process

• Follow policies and support the team to do the same

Location

Lincoln, North Hykeham, Newark

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

You will be supported by the Shop Manager and team. You will receive training and access to resources needed. You will receive regular one-to-one's and be offered other training opportunities.

Personal qualities and requirements

Somebody who is a team leader, a good communicator, well organised, someone who can help the Manager to keep the team motivated and support them to run the shop effectively.

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

Ideally as often as able, a minimum of four hour shifts across any available days they have.

Additional Info

This is a great role for anyone who enjoys being responsible, likes to be organised and has a consistent approach.

They will take pride in what they do and be the 'go to person' when help is needed to cover the shop, to open up or close at the end of the day. The Lead Volunteer is trusted and relied upon to support the team in the Manager’s absence and to make sure that the shop stays open and organised with money going through the till.

We are happy to provide training and reasonable out of pocket travel expenses can be reimbursed for shifts over 4 hours, where receipts are provided and if agreed with the Manager. We can provide a reference to prospective employers and offer NVQ’s in Retail (eligibility criteria apply).

Arrange a taster session with the Manager and team to try out the role and meet the team and sign up straight away.

This is a great way to gain experience, make new friends, and to help Sue Ryder provide palliative, neurological or bereavement support to people.


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Organisation Name
Lincs Inspire
Title of role
Learning Team Volunteer - National Centre for Craft & Design (Lincs Inspire Ltd) - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
3
Tasks

The purpose of the role is to support NCCD staff in the preparation, delivery and tidying of our Tots Tuesday, Home Education and Craft Club groups.

Working primarily with children aged 5-14yrs but also occasionally assisting with our new adult Craft Club.

Assisting the facilitator in craft activities.

Location
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

The volunteer will always be in the supervision of our Learning Coordinator and wider team are available to offer advice, insight and support.

The team are able to meet prior to sessions to elaborate on upcoming session plans and objectives.

Personal qualities and requirements

Commitment to regular volunteering. A background in arts, craft or design preferable. Able to work with young people and has good customer facing skills and customer focus.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Communication, Problem Solving, Learning and Adaptability
Availability

Weekly during term time and the occasional half term.

Regular assistance is required weekly at our Tots Tuesday session – Tuesdays 10am-12pm term time.

Regular assistance required at our Home Education Craft Group – Mondays 1-3pm, fortnightly.

Regular assistance required at our Craft Club – Thursdays 1-3pm, fortnightly.

Additional Info

A great opportunity if you are looking for more experience working in the creative industry or working with young people.

The cost of parking in Eastgate car park will be reimbursed.


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Organisation Name
LEAP Lincoln
Title of role
Lincoln 10K Marshal - LEAP Lincoln - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
6
Tasks

LEAP is a Lincoln-based charity which supports homeless young people (16-25 y.o.) with safe accommodation and wrap-around support.

We have 10 runners signed up who are helping us to raise funds for the benefit of the homeless young people supported by LEAP. We are looking for enthusiastic marshals to help us in our commitment to provide our runners with encouragement and support and to help us make the most of raising awareness of our work. The tasks may include manning a Charity Stand and/or marshalling at one of the marshal stations allocated to us on the day.

Location

Lincoln

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

All volunteers will be supported by LEAP staff also volunteering at the event.

Personal qualities and requirements

- A keen sense of charity

- Motived and enthusiastic

- Happy to take photos and show off our runners achievements on Social Media

- Confident in talking and promoting the charity to members of the public

- Punctual and motivated to learn & work

- Be approachable and have a good sense of humour

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

We would value interest from any students who are happy to be available on Sunday 14 June 2020 from 8:30am until 1pm at the latest (4 ½ hrs).

Additional Info
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Organisation Name
Lincoln City Foundation
Title of role
Lincoln City Half Marathon Event Volunteer - Lincoln City Foundation - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Volunteers are required to support with multiple elements of the Lincoln City Half Marathon event.

This could include marshalling on the route (and cheering on the runners and walkers!), manning water stations, handing out medals and race packs, and leading on baggage collection points.

Location

The main race is based at Boultham Park, Rookery Lane, Lincoln, however some roles will be at various points across central Lincoln.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will be given all necessary support and training required, and will be supplied with event t-shirts and refreshments throughout the day.

Personal qualities and requirements

Volunteers will be expected to be enthusiastic, motivated and have a willingness to engage with public/runners.

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

Volunteers would be required on Sunday 20th September, exact timings to be confirmed and dependent on roles assigned.

Additional Info
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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, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
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
Bransby Horses
Title of role
Nature and Land Management Assistant - Bransby Horses - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
5
Tasks

Grange Farm is a newly acquired site (at Barlings, Langworth) which requires maintaining and developing. We are looking for volunteers who are enthusiastic about getting hands on within the 800 acres over at Grange Farm, Barlings.

This role is definitely for someone who has a passion for the great outdoors and nature. The main purpose is assisting with the maintenance, management and care of everything involved in this spectacular environment.

As this volunteering opportunity is away from our main site in Bransby Village, it does require an individual who has the ability to travel to Barlings, Langworth.

This exciting, new venture is perfect for an individual who is passionate about the environment and nature, it will develop year on year with ongoing plans to develop the Grange Farm site.

This is a very physical role so will require someone who loves outdoor life, is physically fit and doesn’t mind a bit of wind, rain & mud! The role will involve every area of environmental conservation; you will get the chance to be involved with:

• Tree pruning/thinning

• Tree planting

• Other tasks involved in tree management

• Various tasks involved in fence erection and repairs

• Grass Cutting/Strimming

• Bramble Bashing

• Basic DIY Tasks such as making tree guards, putting up bird boxes etc.

• Monitoring and tracking wildlife (Pen & Paper Provided!)

And also, various other outdoor maintenance work.

Location

Grange Farm, Barlings, Langworth, LN3 5DF

As this volunteering opportunity is away from our main site in Bransby Village, it does require an individual who has the ability to travel to Barlings, Langworth.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

This is quite an independent role; however, you will never be working alone, you will be working alongside the member of staff at Grange Farm along with other volunteers. The volunteer team will always be there to support and be a point of contact within the charity.

Personal qualities and requirements

Qualifications and Experience

• Previous basic DIY Skills

• Previous experience in using hand tools

• Knowledgeable about wild plants, wildlife and other habitats

Personal Qualities

• Ability to work independently

• Practically minded

• Happy to work on initiative

• Enthusiastic about nature

• Good communication skills

• Flexibility

• Team player

• Reliable

• Good listener

• Ability to follow plans and instructions

• Approachable

• Punctual

• Honest and trustworthy

• Adaptability to various situations

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Organisation, Communication, Perseverance and Initiative , Team Working, Problem Solving, Learning and Adaptability
Availability

We are looking for reliable volunteers who can preferably commit to one day a week. Days can be flexible. Get in touch for more details.

Additional Info

This is a very physical role so will require someone who loves outdoor life, is physically fit and doesn’t mind a bit of wind, rain & mud!

The application process includes an informal chat and an application form and assessment 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
Bransby Horses
Title of role
Visitor Experience Host - Bransby Horses - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
5
Tasks

School holidays and weekends are the busiest period for our Visitor Centre Team and we are looking for flexible, committed volunteers to assist with meeting and greeting visitors in a friendly and enthusiastic way as they arrive at the Bransby Horses Visitor Centre and make sure they have all the information they need.

The role may include:

• Ensuring visitors have information on exciting activities, events and fundraising that are available for them to take part in

• Assisting with visitor’s navigation around the site

• Engaging visitors with the work of the charity

• Assisting, where possible, with visitor enquiries

• Supporting with break time cover in the Gift Shop and Donated Tack and Goods Shop

• Engaging with visitors and record their feedback to help us improve the visitor experience

• Assisting with stocking up during busy times

Location

Bransby Horses, Bransby, LN1 2PH

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 be a point of contact within the charity.

Personal qualities and requirements

• A friendly, supportive and polite manner

• Commitment to volunteering for Bransby Horses

• Excellent communication skills, previous customer service experience preferable

• Experience (and enjoyment!) of working with people and children

• Confident, patient and approachable

• Punctual, reliable and flexible

• The ability to accurately record data

• The ability to adapt to various situations

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Communication, Perseverance and Initiative , Team Working, Problem Solving
Availability

We're looking for very special individuals to assist within our visitor centre during busy periods such as school holidays and weekends.

Additional Info

We are looking for volunteers who are confident in meeting and talking to new people, to warmly welcome visitors to Bransby Horses and ensure they have a great experience with us.

The application process includes an informal chat and an application form and assessment 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
The Collection Museum & Usher Gallery
Title of role
Visitor Experience Volunteer - The Collection Museum & Usher Gallery - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Whether you are 16 and just starting out, looking to gain experience in heritage or looking to try something new – you may very well be able to help us.

Museums are a great way to engage with history and help families learn about their heritage and here at The Collection we like to make sure everyone that comes to visit has a great time.

Whether it is looking around one of our vibrant temporary exhibitions, trying to find their house on our aerial floor map of Lincolnshire or investigating Bronze Age gold, Iron Age longboats or Early Medieval Lincoln, there is always a chance to learn something new.

About the role:

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers with excellent communication skills, who are interested in developing a sound knowledge of a front of house role in our public gallery and museum spaces.

As a volunteer you are likely to be the first person many of our visitors will encounter when they come to spend their day with us, so we are looking for volunteers who are positive, have a sense of fun and want to make their day as special as possible, we want to ensure we give the best customer service possible, this means smiling, making eye contact, engaging in conversation and talking about the museum and Usher Gallery positively.

The role will be working alongside the Visitor Experience Team by greeting visitors in a warm and friendly manner, orientating them around both sites, answering general enquiries and maintaining the upkeep of the gallery spaces to ensure that they are safe and welcoming.

As ambassadors for The Collection, you'll need to be confident in promoting the facilities, future exhibitions and our other heritage attractions. You'll also be asking for visitor feedback and encouraging visitors to complete survey forms so we can learn from their experiences.

Location

The Collection Museum & Usher Gallery

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

What support will I get?

Our friendly Visitor Experience Team will be on hand to support you during your role and provide you with all the advice and help you need. There will be plenty of time for you to see and experience the museum, Usher Gallery and temporary exhibitions and our Exhibition's Team will provide you with useful guides to help you answer questions.

Personal qualities and requirements

What skills and experience do I need?

You will need to demonstrate a passion for art and heritage. Previous customer service experience is desirable with a natural aspiration to provide high standards of customer care.

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

When we need you? Both the museum and Usher Gallery are open daily 10am to 4pm. We are looking for volunteers to help us throughout the year.

You can choose your hours from:

10am to 1pm (daily) 1pm to 4pm (daily)

Additional Info

Why volunteer with us?

There are many benefits to volunteering for the Heritage Service; you will gain experience of working in a gallery and museum environment, enhance your customer care skills and have the opportunity to further your knowledge with in tourism and heritage sector.

The experience can be added to your CV and a reference can be provided for you by the Visitor Experience Manager.

What else do I need to know?

The Collection and Usher Gallery are located in the town centre and is in easy reach of the train station, bus station and local town centre car parks. In certain circumstances, it is possible to reclaim mileage, car parking fees and bus and train fares when volunteering with us.

Whilst we will not be able to provide you with a uniform, we do encourage volunteers to wear smart casual clothing in our dress code colours of lilac/purple/black tops and plain black trousers and skirts.


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Organisation Name
Lincolnshire YMCA
Title of role
Visual Merchandiser - Lincolnshire YMCA - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
4
Tasks

• To identify items that are saleable

• To display priced items

• To create window and in store displays to maximise sales

• To work as part of a team to support the fortnightly campaigns

Location

Lincoln Nomad Store, Moorland Avenue, Lincoln, LN6 7RD

Tel: 01522 691978

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

They will be supported by the Retail Supervisor and team. They will receive an induction into the wider work of YMCA Lincolnshire, as well as relevant training and access to resources needed.

Personal qualities and requirements

Somebody who is a creative, a good communicator, well organised, someone who can work to identify saleable items and to display them effectively.

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

Ideally as often as able, a minimum of four hour shifts across any available days they have.

The store is open Mon – Sat 10:00-16:30.

Additional Info

We would love students to be part of the team and so we will provide induction and training. We are also happy to provide a reference to prospective employers.

Any students who are interested, we would recommend to arrange a taster session with at the Store to try out the role and meet the team and sign up straight away, with a simple application form.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience, make new friends, and to support a charity that works with vulnerable groups across Lincolnshire.


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Organisation Name
Re-engage
Title of role
Volunteer Host - Re-engage - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
4
Tasks

• To provide an afternoon tea for around 8 older people once or twice a year

• Liaise with Group Coordinator to schedule tea party date

• Have a home which is easily accessible and safe

Location

At the volunteer’s home or in a suitable community venue.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

We have a Hosting Manual which will be provided to all hosts. The Group Coordinator will meet with the volunteer to discuss the role and invite them to a tea party to see how it works and to meet the other volunteers and guests. A Support Officer is also available to provide support and guidance as and when required.

Personal qualities and requirements

The host’s home needs to be easily accessible as many of our guests are well into their 80s and 90s and have limited mobility. The property needs to have a downstairs toilet and suitable seating for guests.

A community venue can be used if there is access to one. We are looking for people who enjoy baking, meeting people and organising small tea parties. Good conversational skills are essential.

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

Our hosts put on a tea party once or twice a year for our tea party groups. The tea parties are held on Sunday afternoons, usually from 2- 4pm.

Additional Info

This role is ideal for someone who enjoys working with older people, and has excellent communication skills.

Applications can be completed online or via the local Support Officer. We usually contact the volunteer within 5 days of an enquiry.

Once the volunteer has met with the Group Coordinator and a tea party date has been booked and confirmed they will then host on that date.


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Organisation Name
Interserve Justice
Title of role
Volunteer Mentor - Humberside, Lincolnshire & North Yorkshire CRC (HLNY CRC) - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Supporting service users to carry out unpaid work.

Supporting service users to complete referrals to benefits agencies and housing providers and external agencies such as drug and alcohol services.

Supporting service users with completing written work and learning outcomes.

Meeting with service users to help them meet the requirements of their orders.

Location

Lincoln & county wide.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Six weekly supervision and support from probation staff & Peer Mentor Coordinator.

Personal qualities and requirements

Good communication skills

Committed to helping people make a change

Positive attitude

Good timekeeping

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Leadership, Learning and Adaptability, Team Working, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication, Organisation
Availability

Any availability weekday. Week evening work and weekend work available.

Additional Info

This role would suite anybody looking to gain an idea of the criminal justice system in the England.

Anyone looking to do direct work with venerable members of society. People looking for experience working with service users with substance misuses mental health problems and current offending issues homelessness and social exclusion issues.

Following referral, an application can be filled out and return via email or dropped to reception at the Lincoln probation office. These will be reviewed and if the candidate is suitable which in most cases will have invitation to interview within five working days.

Following interview, a DBS check will be carried out and then the candidate will be invited to a three-day training event. Once training has been completed the candidate will then work with the Peer Mentor Coordinator to find the most suitable role for them.


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Organisation Name
Family Action
Title of role
Volunteer Relationship Support Worker: Child Contact Service - Family Action - 2019/20
Number of volunteer places available
3
Tasks

Our Child Contact Services help children of separated parents spend time with one or both parents safely. We encourage parents to listen to children’s views and focus on what they need. This can help families minimise feelings children may have of feeling torn between parents and pulled into conflict.

Family Action undertakes this work on behalf of Cafcass and for families who refer themselves, solicitors and Local Authorities.

 To support the delivery of safe and effective child contact interventions including, but not confined to, supported, facilitated and supervised parent/child contact both in the Contact Centre and in the local community.

 To support, observe and assess contact sessions, providing support and guidance to children and parents/relatives where appropriate, both before and after contact

 Assist with handovers, showing resident parent and children into the waiting room and contact parents into the contact room.

 To take children to the contact room when both parties have arrived.

 To adhere to National Association of Child Contact Center’s (NACCC) enhanced minimum standards and to ensure that any safeguarding concerns are immediately discussed

 To help Family Action staff to keep accurate records eg registering family arrivals

 To assist with the collection of evaluations and feedback from families

Location

Lincoln

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

As a volunteer with Family Action, you will get:

• Access to our standard e-learning package, giving you a great basic introduction to topics such as Safeguarding and Equality and Diversity.

• Face-to-face training to ensure that you are fully equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for this role.

• Regular meetings with your supervisor to discuss any challenges you are facing, and celebrate your progress in the role.

• Ongoing support from your supervisor and the wider team.

Personal qualities and requirements

This role would suit people who:

• Have good listening skills

• Are supportive, discreet and impartial without having a patronising manner

• Are caring and empathetic whilst remaining neutral

• Are reliable and able to commit to the timeframes required

• Are self-aware as the issues we deal with are emotive and sensitive so you’ll need to be able to manage your own responses.

• Understand the importance of boundaries and be able to discuss any issues of concern with one of the team.

• Have a good understanding of parenting and co-parenting issues and in particular those related to parents in conflict where there may be a background in domestic violence or other forms of abuse.

• Are keen to work with children and families to make a potential positive change to their lives and relationships.

• Wish to broaden their experiences of working with children and families.

• Are willing to assist in a fast and often conflicting environment, and share their spare time with the service

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

Time commitment: As and when required and negotiated. Sessions last approximately 2 hours and each family typically has 6 sessions. They are mostly held on Saturdays, although there are opportunities during the week usually from 3pm. Sessions usually take place in a contact centre but can also take place in the community.

Supported contact sessions take place at our Peterborough Contact Centre alternate Saturday mornings between 10.00am and 12.00 noon.

Minimum six month commitment.

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