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Organisation Name
Lincolnshire YMCA
Title of role
Community Agent - Lincolnshire YMCA
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

This is an opportunity to undertake your own project, to benefit communities which are recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some generic ideas for activities which would be supported include: gardening, food delivery, helping food banks, campaigning for awareness of relevant topics (e.g. mental health, economic disparity issues), renovation, providing basic supplies to vulnerable people.

Location

Unrestricted – Volunteer activity should impact communities recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic within Lincolnshire.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

- Training in areas such as: safeguarding, H&S, COVID-19, professional practice, social action, community projects

- DBS Check

- Support on ideas for projects

- Senior Volunteer will help coordinate day to day activity

Personal qualities and requirements

The candidate does not need to have any specific skills or qualifications, however, they should have a keen interest in helping the community.

We can base projects around areas of interest, for example, individuals with an interest in gardening could form a team that helps restore a children’s play area or an individual with an interest in childcare could produce videos of bedtime stories for local children.

There are no limits to this project and it will be exactly what volunteers make of it.

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

There is no set schedule, we will work with you to plan the project and suggest best times/dates for the project to achieve its potential.

Additional Info

We are able to take on volunteer referrals for processing immediately, though it may be a few weeks before you hear back from us.


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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Students' Union
Title of role
Football Wellbeing Champion
Number of volunteer places available
8
Tasks

The University of Lincoln Students’ Union’s Feel Good Programme offers various Football sessions for Students and Staff members to enjoy. The following roles are part of a Student Management Team who will work with the Social Sports Assistant:

This initiative allows our select student to demonstrate Leadership and Volunteering. There are currently 6 positions available to join the Football Futures Student Management Team at the University of Lincoln.

2x Football Ambassadors – To take a lead on the football provision and communicate with the SU and other officers.

2 x Just Play Officers

- Practically deliver and facilitate ‘turn up and play sessions’

- Promote the Just Play sessions to University students

- Host two Just Play festivals during the academic year

2 x League Officers

- Practically deliver and facilitate league fixtures

- Coordinate fixtures and results

- Raise awareness and the profile of the league within the University community

1 x Coaching Officer

- To support the Hub to deliver FA coach education courses by coordinating and facilitating delivery

- To support students who are interested in coaching with accessing opportunities within the community

1 x Referee Officer

- To support the Hub to deliver referee courses

- To support students who are interested in refereeing with accessing opportunities within the community

The Just Play sessions are delivered on a Monday and Tuesday evening and the leagues are delivered on a Thursday evening and Sunday morning.

All 8 officers are expected to attend monthly progress meetings. Student volunteers should have a passion for developing football with a ‘can do’ attitude.

Location

Delivery of sessions will take place at the University of Lincoln Sports Centre. However some meetings may take place at the University of Lincoln Students' Union.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

The successful candidate will be supported by the Social Sports Assistant from the University of Lincoln Students' Union.

Personal qualities and requirements

Outgoing, motivated individuals with a passion for Football and getting people physically active.

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

Would need to be available either Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday each week during term time.

Additional Info

Would be most suited to an individual who has an interest in Football. Once volunteers have registered interest we will be in touch with them to discuss the opportunity further.


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Organisation Name
Deafblind UK
Title of role
Helpline Volunteer - Deafblind UK
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Do you want to increase your admin or customer service skills? Then we have the perfect volunteering opportunity for you.

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who want to support our members and join our friendly team of staff and volunteers. In this role, you will be assisting with the incoming calls, text and emails coming into the National Helpline. Our members get in touch for a whole host of reasons - no day is the same! No prior knowledge of deafblindness is required as you will receive ongoing training in this role.

Duties would be varied ranging from dealing with basic incoming contact and referring any complex issues to our Membership Services team, updating our information library or carrying out research to support our work helping those with sight and hearing loss.

You’ll receive full one to one training and gain a range of new skills and the confidence to use them. Although this is a remote role, there will always be a member of the team available to support you in your role.

As a Helpline Volunteer your main role will be taking incoming calls on the Helpline.

• Dealing with basic incoming contact and referring more complex issues to the Membership Services Officer.

• Accurately recording information on our database.

• Keeping our information library up to date.

• Researching new information to support people with a sight and hearing loss.

Volunteering is a great way of improving you own skills and supporting others - why not join the team and make a difference to real people's lives...

Location

Home based

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

We ensure all volunteers who join our team are well equipped to undertake any tasks and will provide training and supervision throughout your journey with us. Any specific training will be outlined within your onboarding and induction stages and then discussed at your reviews with your named lead contact.

Personal qualities and requirements

The role will suit people who:

• Are confident on the telephone

• Are able to communicate in a text and email

• Are able to show empathy and understanding

• Are self motivated with the ability to work on own initiative

• Have basic admin and good IT skills

• Are open minded and non judgemental

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

We are looking for volunteers who would be available to support us in a slot at 3.00pm-5.00pm Monday to Thursday and on a Friday for either a 9.00am -1.00pm slot or 1pm-4pm slot.

This role requires a regular weekly commitment of about 3 to 4 hours a week, between the hours of 9.00 to 5.00 Monday to Thursday and 9.00 to 4.00 on a Friday. You may be required to attend the odd meeting or training session.

Additional Info

We will set up an informal telephone interview within 5 working days of receiving an application.


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Organisation Name
The University of Lincoln - Global Opportunities
Title of role
Language Exchange Programme Volunteer - UoL Global Opportunities
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

To partner up with another student or member of University of Lincoln staff who would like to learn your native language. Once you sign up, we will match you to someone who speaks the language you want to learn and who wants to learn your native language. Then, you’ll meet virtually for an hour per week to do a language and culture exchange – 30 minutes in one language, 30 minutes in the other. You’ll be teaching but you get to learn something too!

Location

Virtual

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

We will match you to a suitable partner and check in with you to ensure everything is going OK. We will also give you tips and ideas about what to talk about during the sessions, as well as advice about the best technology to use.

Personal qualities and requirements

Be patient and open-minded!

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

1 hour per week – at a time convenient to you

Additional Info

This is for speakers of any language – not just English-speakers. If you want to practise your English, learn a bit of Mandarin or get to know Spanish culture better, sign up and we will do our best to match you to someone. We’ll reply to you once you have registered your interest and do our best to match you quickly; if we don’t match you straight away, we’ll be in touch every month to check that you’re still interested.


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

• To support the Manager to run 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

1. Lincoln Sue Ryder Store, Deacon Road, Outer Circle Road, Lincoln, LN2 4JE

2. North Hykeham Sue Ryder Store, Unit 10, The Forum, North Hykeham, Lincs LN6 8HW

3. Newark Sue Ryder shop, 63B High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8NA

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will be supported by the Shop Manager and team. You will receive training and access to resources needed. You will receive regular 121’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
Leadership, Organisation, Perseverance and Initiative
Availability

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

Additional Info

This is a great role for any 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
Lincolnshire YMCA
Title of role
Music & Arts Volunteer - Lincolnshire YMCA
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Setting tasks/helping plan sessions for small group (age 5-18) around music and arts; helping supervise small group of children/young people; providing an opportunity for children/young people to have first interaction with the arts.

Location
The Showroom, Tritton Road
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

- Safeguarding/H&S/Covid-19 Brief from Team Manager

- Support in planning activities from Music & Arts Worker

- Ongoing support in supervising sessions

- Friendly team happy to share best practice

Personal qualities and requirements

No qualifications are needed, however, candidates need to have an interest in working with young people and a skill in an artistic area.

We have run sessions featuring drama, dancing, theatre, drawing, painting, music performance, music production and lots of other creative activities in the past.

We will help you to plan activities and conduct sessions with small groups in your area of expertise. If you would like to use your interpersonal skills to help young people and children get their first experience of the arts, this is a role for you.

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

We are flexible, but it is most likely to be one hour per week during the evenings over a 6 week block.

We can also run sessions on weekends.

Additional Info

This opportunity would appeal to any student interested in youth work, childcare, music & arts, community work, short term volunteering, social sciences, developing interpersonal skills, education/teaching, repeat opportunities.


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Organisation Name
Lincoln Conservation Group
Title of role
Nature Conservation Workdays - Lincoln Conservation Group
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Wildlife and nature conservation work including: scrub management, wildflower meadow management, some nature reserve construction work.

Location

Various locations in and around Lincoln, some further afield, occasional weekend trips away.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full training and safety instruction will be provided at the start of the workday with training on how to use tools (e.g. bowsaws, loppers etc). An experienced volunteer will help supervise new volunteers where requested.

Personal qualities and requirements

Suitable for anyone who enjoys physical work and exercise outdoors and has an interest in wildlife and nature conservation. Minimum age is 16.

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

All volunteer workdays are on Sundays, usually the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Workdays start at 10am and usually finish by 3:30pm.

Additional Info

New volunteers can, with their permission, be added to our email distribution list to receive information of forthcoming tasks and who to contact to say they are interested in joining in a workday. They can choose to attend as few or as many workdays as they wish, there is no obligation.


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Organisation Name
Night Light Cafe
Title of role
Night Light Cafe Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

The Night Light Service hosts ‘crisis cafes’ in different church buildings across Lincoln every day of the week. The cafes are hosted by teams of trained volunteers who provide a warm welcome in a peaceful environment created to calm those who attend. This is an NHS funded initiative.

This is a non-clinical, out of hours support service for people experiencing a crisis in their mental health, operating from 8pm - midnight seven days a week. Our volunteers offer a listening ear and provide signposting advice to guests.

Currently we have 7 locations around the city of Lincoln, each opening on a different night.

All venues need additional volunteers, in particular those extending their opening hours from 4pm - 8pm during the winter months.

Location

Monday: Bridge Central, Portland Street

Tuesday: St. Columbia's, Brant Road

Wednesday: Bailgate Methodist, Bailgate

Thursday: Ignite Church, Boultham

Friday: Bridge Hub, Newark Road

Saturday: St. Swithin's Church, Free School Lane

Sunday: Alive Church, Newland

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Each location has a lead/supervisor who oversees the running of the night cafe and provides support and supervision for all other volunteers. Our Crisis Cafe Coordinator also regularly visits each location to oversee support.

All training is provided and you will work with a team of friendly and supportive volunteers.

Personal qualities and requirements

This role would suit anyone who may have a personal interest or understanding of mental health. We are looking for good listeners - this is not an advice service, it is a safe place for people to come to talk, without judgement or expectation.

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

Volunteers can commit to as many sessions as they wish. We usually ask people to volunteer at least once a month, but there is no expectation to work weekly. In Cafes where hours are from 4pm - midnight, volunteer shifts would be 4 - 8pm or 8 - midnight.

Additional Info

character references. Once these have been received, you will be linked to the Cafe of your choice to visit and meet the team. You will also be sent links to sign up for online training sessions.

The quicker we receive your application and references, the quicker we can get you onboard!


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Organisation Name
British Heart Foundation
Title of role
Online Listings Volunteer - British Heart Foundation (Furniture & Electrical)
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

If you’re tech savvy and know your way around eBay; have a keen eye for unusual or sort after collectables then join our volunteering team. Come and be amazed at some of the items that are donated to your local store and strike gold with those rare finds.

We’ve got dedicated eBay resources to help and assist you with this unique volunteering role. Research the interesting items; package them in our eBay boxes and send them off to be sold at our eBay HQ. Every week we’ll send updates about the most unusual and exciting finds we’ve managed to sell though our stores, will your find be the next eBay headliner?

Get the thrill of researching the curious objects and revel in the satisfaction of sitting back and watching the bids role in. Become a mighty keyboard warrior and help raise funds for our lifesaving research into heart disease.

Location
-
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
-
Personal qualities and requirements
-
Employability skills you will learn or develop
Perseverance and Initiative , Commercial Awareness
Availability
-
Additional Info
-

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Organisation Name
St Barnabas Hospice
Title of role
Retail Assistant Volunteer - St Barnabas Hospice
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

You will provide excellent service to customers who purchase from and donate to our shops.

You will receive and process donated goods, steam and prepare clothes for sale and encourage Gift Aid.

Rotation and restocking of items for sale as well as pricing following guidelines.

You will represent and pass on information about hospice services and help the Retail Department support the work of the Hospice.

You will be able to merchandise attractive displays, sort donations, use the till and work as part of a committed team of volunteers helping to raise the funds that allow us to offer the excellent specialist palliative and end of life care that we are known and celebrated for.

Location

Various in Lincoln

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Supervised by Shops staff and supported by the Volunteer Services Team.

Personal qualities and requirements

• Excellent customer service, and presentation for a commercial environment.

• To be approachable and welcoming with good communication and listening skills.

• Reasonable level of literacy and ability to carry out monetary tasks.

• Ability to work as a member of a team, demonstrating patience and respect for others.

• A willingness to participate in all aspect of the role and adhere to policies and procedures.

• A willingness to attend ongoing training and receive support and mentoring.

• To adhere to the principles and values of St Barnabas Hospice.

• A commitment both in time and motivation. It will be essential that you are consistent, trustworthy and reliable.

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

Flexible to suit the availability of volunteer and the requirements of the specific shop. Can be discussed.

Additional Info

This role would suit those interested in retail, charities, merchandising, marketing and fashion.


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Organisation Name
Oxfam
Title of role
Retail Volunteer - Oxfam
Number of volunteer places available
12
Tasks

Preparing clothes for selling in the shop is a core task and central to the work of raising funds for Oxfam. Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn't inevitable.

• Using the shop’s guidelines to sort and price donated clothes - and occasionally books or homewares etc.

• Providing customer service on the shop floor

• Creating attractive displays across the shop

• Promoting our Gift Aid scheme

• Promoting our exciting sustainable fashion campaigns such as ‘Second-Hand September’

• Listing items on our online channels including Oxfam’s Online Shop – also a separate role

• Promoting our shops to the local community through social media.

Location

Oxfam, 327 High Street Lincoln LN5 7DQ

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full Induction and Training is given. There is always an experienced volunteer/a manager on site.

Health and Safety, Safeguarding & role specific training

Personal qualities and requirements

Team player, task completion, initiative, problem solver, creative.

A good eye for detail, some knowledge of current fashion trends, an interest in fashion throughout history, an interest in making collections of clothes for mini-promotions are all qualities that we encourage and develop.

We are also developing a sustainability Role where the volunteer gains experience in looking at ways to increase the life of a garment in new and inventive ways.

We give volunteers experience in Visual Merchandising – presenting items in the shop in the most attractive way to improve the customer experience.

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

Minimum one 4 hour shift a week or equivalent e.g. 2 x 2hours. Extra shifts are welcome.

Additional Info

Volunteers are invited for a taster session within 2 days of applying. This allows them to get a feel for the many tasks involved in running a shop. They can then usually start within 2 weeks or sooner, depending on Reference clearance.


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Organisation Name
The University of Lincoln - LIBS
Title of role
SIM Developer - UoL International Business School
Number of volunteer places available
1
Tasks

We are looking for someone to help with the development of either an app development of an excel workbook or to help develop a user friendly data entry screen for an excel workbook – so familiarity with VBA and/or app development is required.

This is part of work on the personal supervision system of the Business School – which is seeking to develop a mapping process of who influences student views.

Location

Business School – virtually.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Support direct from the Senior Lecturer managing personal supervision in the School and Associate Professor – who are developing learning materials.

Personal qualities and requirements

An individual who is flexible, skilled in required areas and able to understand and translate existing excel workbook tools into under friendly (staff and student) learning materials.

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

The project needs to be ready for Semester B – but we will agree a schedule and goals. The project can fit around other activities and studies.

Additional Info

It is likely this role would suit someone skilled in IT, app development and VBA and thus from those study areas – but this does not preclude other interested applicants who may have developed those skills informally. We welcome applicants regardless of discipline.


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Organisation Name
British Heart Foundation
Title of role
Store Merchandiser - British Heart Foundation (Furniture & Electrical)
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Do you have a knack for presentation, an eye for detail and enjoy making things look their best? We’re looking for people like you to volunteer in our F&E stores to help make them look as appealing and inspiring as possible.

You can expect to be helping out with visual merchandising, making sure everything is displayed to its full potential; you will also be involved in creating eye catching displays in our homeware department ensuring the items are clean and correctly labelled.

So what are you waiting for? Join today and become a valued member of the team, chat with customers and other likeminded volunteers. Pop in store to find out more and meet our friendly and ambitious team.

Location
-
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
-
Personal qualities and requirements
-
Employability skills you will learn or develop
Commercial Awareness, Perseverance and Initiative
Availability
-
Additional Info
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Organisation Name
Sue Ryder
Title of role
Support Retail Volunteer Coordinator - Sue Ryder
Number of volunteer places available
3
Tasks

• To help to recruit volunteers

• Provide taster sessions

• Induct and train volunteers

• Support volunteers to do their role

Location

Lincoln Sue Ryder Store, Deacon Road, Outer Circle Road, Lincoln, LN2 4JE

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

You will be supported by the Shop Manager and team and the Regional Volunteer Coordinator. You will receive training and access to resources needed. You will receive regular 121’s and be offered other training opportunities.

Personal qualities and requirements

Somebody who is a good communicator, well organised, someone who can work to identify places to recruit other volunteers. They will have a patient and supportive nature to help others to carry out their role.

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

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

Additional Info

The role is one that would be a support role to the Manager and the team in order to grow and develop a team of volunteers there. They would be able to undertake shop duties in order to know the processes that the shop volunteers would undertake.

Once we hear from someone who is interested they will be invited to attend a taster session and have an informal interview to meet the team and to discuss the role further.

They will then agree to a trial, complete an application form, receive a welcome pack and have an induction.

They will shadow the team in order to receive training and will be contacted by the Regional Volunteer Coordinator to support their training and induction.

Our volunteers then carry out basic shop duties in order to understand the process of accepting in donations, gift aid, and sorting, labelling, pricing, displaying and selling items. This will help them to support new volunteers to get to grips with their roles.

They will then make a start on recruiting volunteers through promoting the opportunities to the customers and donors and by making external contacts with other organisations and groups to provide posters and information (which will be supplied by the Regional Volunteer Coordinator).

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
Deafblind UK
Title of role
Telephone Befriender - Deafblind UK
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Deafblind UK members have combined sight and hearing loss and many live alone with few family and friends around them.

Could you help support our members who would like to stay in contact over the telephone and receive a weekly call from a friendly volunteer?

Making a regular call or sending an email or letter to one of our members could make a huge difference right now. So many of them live alone and having the opportunity to speak to another person can be of huge benefit to their general wellbeing.

We are looking for confident, chatty and friendly individuals who can hold a good conversation with our member over the phone. You could be chatting about similar interests or learning about each others lives. Whatever the conversation you’ll be making a positive difference.

Something as simple as phone call could brighten up our members’ week!

You don’t need to be local to the member and you don’t need experience to become one of our chatty volunteers. The majority of our members communicate with clear speech. You just need to be comfortable talking over the phone, engaging, able to instigate conversations and commit to regular weekly calls.

As a Volunteer Telephone or Email Befriender your role would be:

• To establish and build a befriending relationship

• To call/email an identified deafblind person at a mutually convenient time on a regular basis

• To enable the deafblind person to discuss topics of their choice

• To engage in conversations of mutual interest with a deafblind person and to provide encouragement to maintain the flow of conversation for the allotted time

• To provide advice and guidance to a deafblind person to a level appropriate within a mutual friendship.

• To provide regular updates of your volunteering activity to your named Deafblind UK contact.

Location

Home based

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

We ensure all volunteers who join our team are well equipped to undertake any tasks and will provide training and supervision throughout your journey with us. Any specific training will be outlined within your onboarding and induction stages and then discussed at your reviews with your named lead contact.

Personal qualities and requirements

A Volunteer Telephone/Email Befriender makes regular phone calls or emails to our members and engages in conversations of mutual interest, offering support and friendship to each member. Reducing deafblind people’s isolation and improving their quality of life. Providing advice and guidance to our members as appropriate within a mutual friendship.

The role will suit people who is:

• Willing to share their own personal interests with member who have similar or the same interests.

• Willing to engage in conversations with deafblind people to share interests.

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

This role requires a regular commitment of time, usually weekly.

Additional Info

We will set up an informal telephone interview within 5 working days of receiving an application.


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Organisation Name
British Heart Foundation
Title of role
Telephone/Admin Volunteer - British Heart Foundation (Furniture & Electrical)
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Are you calm, collected and happy to chat on the phone? We’re always looking for friendly, confident and helpful people to join our team and become the voice of your local shop. You will be the first point of contact for our customers helping them with any enquiries and arranging collections for donations.

Come and be a part of your local team and learn customer service skills and gain experience. If you have good communication skills and able to follow administration processes accurately then come and be a part of our team.

Perfect for enhancing your CV and skills set.

Location
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What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
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Personal qualities and requirements
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Employability skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Organisation
Availability
-
Additional Info
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Organisation Name
St John Ambulance
Title of role
Vaccination Care Volunteer - St John Ambulance
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

• Recognise and respond as needed to any medical emergency. This may include helping a patient with their breathing if they have an allergic reaction to the vaccine.

• Meeting and greeting patients, ensuring they are comfortable, reassuring them pre- and post-vaccine, helping them navigate the vaccination centre, as well as signposting them to relevant external resources as needed.

• Working collaboratively with small diverse teams including our NHS doctors, nurses, and other trained staff.

• Completion of documentation associated with the administration of the vaccine, ensuring compliance with regulated requirements.

• Work with other St John and NHS colleagues to deliver a vaccination service including escalating problems outside your scope of training to an appropriate person.

• Maintain an awareness of the wellbeing of yourself and fellow volunteers so that support can be made available to everybody.

Location

Multiple training centre and vaccination venue locations.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

The training we will provide for you over roughly one day of online training and one day of classroom sessions is as follows:

• Welcome programme introducing you to the project and wider charity.

• Basic Life Support skills.

• Training on appropriate IT Systems and processes associated with this project.

• Moving and handling.

• Training in appropriate St John Ambulance policies.

• Safeguarding in St John Ambulance.

Travel expenses will be paid within the policy and framework specific to this project.

Volunteers will be allocated a Vaccination Volunteer Lead who will stay in touch. They will let you know before the vaccine is ready and keep in touch while the vaccination programme is going on.

St John will provide all volunteers with a t-shirt to wear as your uniform and PPE in line with the current guidance from Public Health England and NHS England.

Personal qualities and requirements

• Must not be in any of the groups at higher risk from COVID-19. This includes people aged 70 or over, people with a lung condition, diabetes, heart condition, or those who are very obese (a BMI of 40 or higher). Find out more about at-risk groups on the NHS website.

• Be confident, calm, and reassuring to all patients prior to and after receipt of the vaccine.

• Good interpersonal skills, and ability to be respectful and empathetic of individuals and their concerns which may include an ability to deal with conflict.

• Have sufficient physical fitness and mental concentration for the role (this includes standing and walking potentially for the entire shift and having the capacity to kneel to care for a collapsed patient and press hard and fast on their chest – known as CPR).

• Have experience of a paid or voluntary role caring for people, providing customer service or providing signposting and advice.

• Be able to follow instructions as given by clinical professionals as well as act on your own initiative within your scope of training.

• Aware that you may see needles and potentially deal with blood and bodily fluids.

• Be able to pass all the required mandatory training associated with this role.

• Able to drive or use public transport to get to the training venue and vaccination site as needed.

• Able to wear the associated personal protective equipment (PPE) for long periods of time.

• Be able to use IT and access the Internet.

• Must be able to commit to attending the training programme which includes online and face-to-face elements. Willing to complete an Enhanced DBS application.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Perseverance and Initiative
Availability

2 shifts of up to 8 hours each (16 hours in total a month).

Additional Info

Frequently Asked Questions

• Is it safe for someone with no previous medical experience to be involved with this programme?

We are working to NHS England's specifications, and as well as the extensive training with a pass/fail assessment, you will be subject to assessments (observed vaccinations) and clinical supervision at each of the vaccination sites by a healthcare professional to ensure the safety of patients and that of the volunteers.

• What medical conditions would prevent me from taking part in the programme?

People classified by the NHS as being clinically vulnerable to COVID-19 cannot take part. Your safety, and the safety of those you will be working with, is of the utmost importance to us. Find out which groups are vulnerable on the NHS website.

• Will volunteers wear PPE?

Yes, all those in close patient contact will be required to wear PPE (personal protective equipment) in line with the current guidance from Public Health England and NHS England.

• How many shifts can I do?

We need a commitment of at least two shifts per month from the time the vaccine is available. If you feel able to do more, that’s fantastic! We will always take volunteers’ work-life patterns and wellbeing into account. Shifts will last up a maximum of 8 hours.

Please speak to your employer about whether it is possible for you to take time away from your job to volunteer.

• What checks will be carried out?

We will require you to agree to an Enhanced DBS check and will need to check your ID as part of your application process. You will need to upload three pieces of identification to support this check and this to take place once you have submitted your application.

• When should I expect to hear from you?

You should receive an email confirmation of our receipt of your application from our recruitment system.

We have a team of people on hand ready to process your application as quickly as possible, but due to the expected volume of applicants, it may take up to several weeks for us to contact you to set up your interview.


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Organisation Name
Deafblind UK
Title of role
Virtual Group Volunteer - Deafblind UK
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Come and join the fun …. We need friendly, outgoing and welcoming volunteers to assist at our regular online group meet ups.

Our members really enjoy getting together having a good chat about all sorts of things and, here at Deafblind UK, we hold regular meetings where our members get together over the phone and online.

Virtual Volunteers are a fantastic support to our members and you can also benefit immensely by gaining new friendships yourself. We are looking for volunteers to support in facilitating small groups to enable our members to make the most of their time together, encouraging chat and opening up discussions so everyone gets a chance to participate. If you have BSL (British Sign Language) skills, we would love you to get involved with our online virtual groups for our BSL using members.

And if you don't have BSL skills, that is not a problem at all - we are also looking for volunteers to help support our regular group meetings which take place over the phone for those members who communicate with clear speech. No previous experience is required but a willingness to use the appropriate technology and having access to a computer or a smartphone would be required. A confident, outgoing personality with good communication skills go a long way too!

Could you give a couple of hours a fortnight to help connect our members so many of whom mange their sight and hearing loss alone?

Dual sensory loss can be isolating and lonely however getting people together to enjoy each other's company goes a long way in tackling this.

As a Virtual Group Volunteer your role would be:

• To ensure all members wanting to participate in the call are joined into the group

• To enable the members to discuss topics of their choice without discriminating against anyone

• To engage in conversations of mutual interest with members and to provide encouragement to maintain the flow of conversation for the allotted time

• To provide advice and guidance to a deafblind person to a level appropriate within a mutual friendship.

• To provide regular updates of your volunteering activity to your named Deafblind UK contact to flag any concerns or queries.

Location

Home based

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

We ensure all volunteers who join our team are well equipped to undertake any tasks and will provide training and supervision throughout your journey with us. Any specific training will be outlined within your onboarding and induction stages and then discussed at your reviews with your named lead contact.

Personal qualities and requirements

A Virtual Group Volunteer facilitates the remote group calls with our members. The group call could either be a video call, telephone call or video call for our BSL using members. You would ensure that members are following the guidelines for the group calls and, where required, engage in conversations of mutual interest offering support to each member. Reducing deafblind people’s isolation and improving their quality of life.

The role will suit people who …

• Willing to share their own personal interests with members who have similar or the same interests

• Willing to engage in conversations with deafblind people to share interests

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Communication, Organisation
Availability

This role requires a minimum of 1 hour at a committed time on a fortnightly basis.

Additional Info

We will set up an informal telephone interview within 5 working days of receiving an application.


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Organisation Name
Sue Ryder
Title of role
Visual Merchandiser - Sue Ryder
Number of volunteer places available
3
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

1. Lincoln Sue Ryder Store, Deacon Road, Outer Circle Road, Lincoln, LN2 4JE

2. North Hykeham Sue Ryder Store, Unit 10, The Forum, North Hykeham, Lincs LN6 8HW

3. Newark Sue Ryder shop, 63B High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8NA

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

They will be supported by the Shop Manager and team. They will receive training and access to resources needed. They will receive regular 121’s and be offered other training opportunities.

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
Commercial Awareness, Perseverance and Initiative , Communication
Availability

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

Additional Info

We would love your students to be part of the team and so 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
Worth Unlimited
Title of role
Volunteer Enterprise Organiser - Worth Unlimited Lincolnshire
Number of volunteer places available
3
Tasks

This is a new role and there is some opportunity to make it your own. The OASIS is a therapeutic garden of 2 acres of land with various accommodation units. You role will be to come up with or take hold of ideas for fundraising ideas, organise and run with those ideas.

These can be anything practicable from workshops to children’s birthday parties. They can be aimed at any age group. They must, however bring an increase in the Charities funds. Ideas that can be on-going are the most acceptable.

You will be expected to present a written plan for the activity that includes participant numbers and costings.

Location

We will be looking for ideas that take place on site but are willing to look at ideas off site as well.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

You will be expected to talk over any ideas and to refer back to your supervisor at every stage of the planning. A post event review will also take place.

Personal qualities and requirements

An ability to adapt to the changing Covid situation.

A willingness to learn and improve your practice. Work both as a team member and on your own.

Show initiative but also understand accountability.

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

You must be willing to set up and run at least two events during the year to a maximum of one a month. These will be at an agreed time that fits with the participants of the event.

Additional Info

Please note this opportunity is currently unavailable due to national restrictions, but the organisation is still taking expressions of interest for future reference.

This role would suit a student who is entrepreneurial, a self starter and able to work both one their own and as part of a team.


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Organisation Name
St John Ambulance
Title of role
Volunteer Patient Advocate - St John Ambulance
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

• Meeting and greeting patients, ensuring they are comfortable, reassuring them pre- and post-vaccine, helping them navigate the vaccination centre, as well as signposting them to relevant external resources as needed.

• Recognise and respond to patients’ needs. This may include supporting people with impairments. Working collaboratively with small diverse teams including our NHS doctors, nurses, and other trained staff.

• Completion of documentation associated with the administration of the vaccine, ensuring compliance with regulated requirements.

• Work with other St John partners to deliver a vaccination service including escalating problems outside your scope of training to an appropriate person.

• Maintain an awareness of the wellbeing of yourself and fellow volunteers so that support can be made available to everybody.

Location

Multiple training centre and vaccination venue locations.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training requirements will be a blend of online learning and COVID-secure, face-to-face training. If your registration is successful, we require 12.5 hours of training for the Patient Advocate role over a period of four weeks covering:

• Welcome programme introducing you to the project and wider charity.

• Moving and handling.

• Training on appropriate IT Systems and processes associated with this project.

• Training in appropriate St John Ambulance policies.

• St John Ambulance Safeguarding training relevant to your role. Travel expenses will be paid within the policy and framework specific to this project.

Volunteers will be allocated a Vaccination Volunteer Lead who will stay in touch. They will let you know before the vaccine is ready and keep in touch during the vaccination programme.

St John will provide all volunteers with a t-shirt to wear as your uniform and PPE in line with the current guidance from Public Health England and NHS England.

Personal qualities and requirements

• Must not be in any of the groups at higher risk from COVID-19. This includes people aged 70 or over, people with a lung condition, diabetes, heart condition, or those who are very obese (a BMI of 40 or higher). Find out more about at-risk groups on the NHS website.

• Good interpersonal skills, and ability to be respectful and empathetic of individuals and their concerns which may include an ability to deal with conflict.

• Be confident, calm, and reassuring to all patients prior to and after receipt of the vaccine.

• Have sufficient physical fitness and mental concentration for the role (this includes standing and walking potentially for the entire shift).

• Have experience of a paid or voluntary role caring for people, providing customer service, or providing signposting and advice.

• Be able to follow instructions as given by clinical professionals as well as act on your own initiative within your scope of training.

• Aware that you may see needles and potentially deal with blood and bodily fluids.

• Be able to pass all the required mandatory training associated with this role.

• Able to drive or use public transport to get to the training venue and vaccination site as needed.

• Able to wear the associated personal protective equipment (PPE) for long periods of time.

• Be able to use IT and access the Internet.

• Must be able to commit to attending the training programme which includes online and face-to-face elements.

• Willing to complete an Enhanced DBS application.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Perseverance and Initiative , Learning and Adaptability
Availability

2 shifts of up to 8 hours each (16 hours in total a month).

Additional Info

Frequently Asked Questions

• Is it safe for someone with no previous medical experience to be involved with this programme?

We are working to NHS England's specifications, and as well as the extensive training with a pass/fail assessment, you will be subject to assessments (observed vaccinations) and clinical supervision at each of the vaccination sites by a healthcare professional to ensure the safety of patients and that of the volunteers.

• Will volunteers wear PPE?

Yes, all those in close patient contact will be required to wear PPE (personal protective equipment) in line with the current guidance from Public Health England and NHS England.

• How many shifts can I do?

We need a commitment of at least two shifts per month from the time the vaccine is available. If you feel able to do more, that’s fantastic! We will always take volunteers’ work-life patterns and wellbeing into account. Shifts will last up a maximum of 8 hours.

Please speak to your employer about whether it is possible for you to take time away from your job to volunteer.

• What checks will be carried out?

We will require you to agree to an Enhanced DBS check and will need to check your ID as part of your application process. You will need to upload three pieces of identification to support this check and this to take place once you have submitted your application.

• When should I expect to hear from you?

You should receive an email confirmation of our receipt of your application from our recruitment system.

We have a team of people on hand ready to process your application as quickly as possible, but due to the expected volume of applicants, it may take up to several weeks for us to contact you to set up your interview.


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Organisation Name
Action Tutoring
Title of role
Volunteer Tutor - Action Tutoring
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Tutors in Maths or English

Action Tutoring is an education charity that supports disadvantaged young people to achieve meaningful qualifications on leaving primary and secondary school.

This enables them to progress in education, employment or training. We partner our brilliant volunteer tutors with school pupils to increase their subject knowledge, whilst building on confidence and study skills. We have been officially accepted as a tutoring provider for the National Tutoring Programme (NTP), a new government initiative to support disadvantaged pupils to recover from the educational disruption caused by COVID-19. To ensure no child is left behind, we need more volunteer tutors!

Volunteering with Action Tutoring is a rewarding way to make a difference to the lives of young people living in your community. You will be directly supporting disadvantaged young people to build their confidence and help ensure they leave school with the grades needed to build a bright future.

As an English or maths tutor, you will choose one of our partner schools and work with one or two pupils for an hour a week across the course of a school term. Sessions are either delivered on the school premises or online, at the same time each week. We provide all of our tutors with training and workbooks to use in sessions, and we will also process a DBS check for you.

Online tutoring is a great option for anyone on a busy schedule, less able to get to school locations or continuing to keep their distance from groups of people. Online tutoring also allows us to expand and recruit tutors from outside of our regions.

Through tutoring with us our volunteers are able to develop a wealth of transferable skills whilst making a significant difference.

Location

Online

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Initial training and ongoing support from a designated Programme Coordinator (present in the classroom during tutoring programmes).

Personal qualities and requirements

You need to be a fluent English speaker, and have achieved an A or B at A-Level (or equivalent) in the subject, or similar subject, you are wishing to tutor.

Enthusiasm for learning and the subject you’re tutoring is important. Experience working with young people is helpful but not essential. Good communication skills, patient, committed and resilient.

We do review all qualifications and experience however and would encourage you to apply - even if you don't meet the exact criteria.

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

We ask you to commit to attending the same school at the same time each week for an hour, over the course of a school term (8-10 weeks). You will need to attend one of our central training sessions and be willing to put some time into preparing for your sessions.

Consistency and continuity is really important for the delivery of the tutoring to enable our pupils to achieve; you must be able to commit to attending every session before signing up to a programme.

Please note that tutoring sessions usually take place before, shortly after or during the school day. There are occasional tutoring opportunities on Saturdays, but we do not run tutoring sessions in the evenings. Our programmes run during the school terms so there are no opportunities available over July and August.

Additional Info

For more information visit our website, www.actiontutoring.org.uk/volunteer and to apply simply complete our online application form.


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Organisation Name
St John Ambulance
Title of role
Volunteer Vaccinator - St John Ambulance
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

• Administer the COVID-19 vaccine to patients.

• Recognise and respond as needed to any medical emergency. This may include helping a patient with their breathing if they have an allergic reaction to the vaccine.

• Meeting and greeting patients, ensuring they are comfortable, reassuring them pre- and post-vaccine, helping them navigate the vaccination centre, as well as signposting them to relevant external resources as needed.

• Working collaboratively with small diverse teams including our NHS doctors, nurses, and other trained staff.

• Completion of documentation associated with the administration of the vaccine, ensuring compliance with regulated requirements.

• Work with other St John and NHS colleagues to deliver a vaccination service including escalating problems outside your scope of training to an appropriate person.

• Maintain an awareness of the wellbeing of yourself and fellow volunteers so that support can be made available to everybody.

Location

Multiple training centre and vaccination venue locations.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training requirements will be a blend of online learning and COVID-secure, face-to-face training. If your registration is successful, we require 21.5 hours of training for the Volunteer Vaccinator role over a period of four weeks covering:

• Welcome programme introducing you to the project and wider charity.

• Training on appropriate IT Systems and processes associated with this project.

• Moving and handling.

• Training in appropriate St John Ambulance policies.

• St John Ambulance Safeguarding training relevant to your role. Travel expenses will be paid within the policy and framework specific to this project.

Volunteers will be allocated a Vaccination Volunteer Lead who will stay in touch. They will let you know before the vaccine is ready and keep in touch during the vaccination programme.

St John will provide all volunteers with a t-shirt to wear as your uniform and PPE in line with the current guidance from Public Health England and NHS England.

Personal qualities and requirements

• Must not be in any of the groups at higher risk from COVID-19. This includes people aged 70 or over, people with a lung condition, diabetes, heart condition, or those who are very obese (a BMI of 40 or higher). Find out more about at-risk groups on the NHS website.

• Under legal and NHS guidance, to be trained to safely give an injection of this type, someone needs to have achieved at least two A Levels or the equivalent during their education. For those people who do not have two A-Levels, the equivalent, or higher qualifications, then the Vaccination Care Volunteer and Volunteer Patient Advocate roles are still open.

• Have experience of a paid or voluntary role caring for people, providing customer service or providing signposting and advice.

• Aware that you will need to handle needles and potentially deal with blood and other bodily fluids.

• Be able to follow instructions as given by clinical professionals as well as act on your own initiative within your scope of training.

• Good interpersonal skills, and ability to be respectful and empathetic of individuals and their concerns which may include an ability to deal with conflict.

• Be confident, calm, and reassuring to all patients prior to and after receipt of the vaccine.

• Have sufficient physical fitness and mental concentration for the role (this includes standing and walking potentially for the entire shift, and having the capacity to kneel to care for a collapsed patient and press hard and fast on their chest – known as CPR).

• Be able to pass all the required mandatory training associated with this role.

• Able to drive or use public transport to get to the training venue and vaccination site as needed.

• Able to wear the associated personal protective equipment (PPE) for long periods of time.

• Be able to use IT and access the Internet.

• Must be able to commit to attending the training programme which includes online and face-to-face elements.

• Willing to complete an Enhanced DBS application.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Learning and Adaptability, Perseverance and Initiative
Availability

2 shifts of up to 8 hours each (16 hours in total a month).

Additional Info

Frequently Asked Questions

Under legal and NHS guidance, to be trained to safely give an injection of this type, someone needs to have achieved at least two A Levels or the equivalent during their education.

For those people who do not have two A-Levels, the equivalent, or higher qualifications, then the Vaccination Care Volunteer and Volunteer Patient Advocate roles are still open to them.

• Is it safe for someone with no previous medical experience to be involved with this programme?

We are working to NHS England's specifications, and as well as the extensive training with a pass/fail assessment, you will be subject to assessments (observed vaccinations) and clinical supervision at each of the vaccination sites by a healthcare professional to ensure the safety of patients and that of the volunteers.

• What medical conditions would prevent me from taking part in the programme?

People classified by the NHS as being clinically vulnerable to COVID-19 cannot take part. Your safety, and the safety of those you will be working with, is of the utmost importance to us. Find out which groups are vulnerable on the NHS website.

• Why do I need to have two A-Levels to be a vaccination volunteer?

Under legal and NHS guidance, to be trained to safely give an injection of this type, someone needs to have achieved at least two A Levels or the equivalent during their education.

For those people who do not have two A-Levels, the equivalent, or higher qualifications, then the Vaccination Care Volunteer and Volunteer Patient Advocate roles are still open to them.

• Will volunteers wear PPE?

Yes, all those in close patient contact will be required to wear PPE (personal protective equipment) in line with the current guidance from Public Health England and NHS England.

• How many shifts can I do?

We need a commitment of at least two shifts per month from the time the vaccine is available. If you feel able to do more, that’s fantastic! We will always take volunteers’ work-life patterns and wellbeing into account. Shifts will last up a maximum of 8 hours.

Please speak to your employer about whether it is possible for you to take time away from your job to volunteer.

5. What checks will be carried out?

We will require you to agree to an Enhanced DBS check and will need to check your ID as part of your application process. You will need to upload three pieces of identification to support this check and this to take place once you have submitted your application.

6. When should I expect to hear from you?

You should receive an email confirmation of our receipt of your application from our recruitment system.

We have a team of people on hand ready to process your application as quickly as possible, but due to the expected volume of applicants, it may take up to several weeks for us to contact you to set up your interview.


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Organisation Name
Lincolnshire Agricultural Society
Title of role
Volunteer Video Editor - Lincolnshire Agricultural Society
Number of volunteer places available
4
Tasks

Support with editing short video presentations for Lincolnshire Agricultural Society.

The Lincolnshire Agricultural Society's objectives are to educate the county about food, farming and a sustainable environment.

Location

Online/remote working

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

We will provide an overview of the employer engagement video project – showcasing the multitude of careers within the agricultural and food industry. We will liaise with the students during the editing process.

Personal qualities and requirements

Knowledgeable of the process of short film production; confident at video editing.

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

Volunteers would be required to edit approximately 10 short videos. Editing is expected to take place between the end of January - February 2021.

Additional Info

This volunteering opportunity would be most suitable for the film production; media production and digital media students.


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Organisation Name
British Heart Foundation
Title of role
Warehouse Volunteer - British Heart Foundation (Furniture & Electrical)
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

Looking for a workout? If you like to keep active and stay in shape, volunteering in our warehouse could be the answer you’re looking for. We always need helpful and active people to help keep our stock moving from the van to warehouse and onto the store and from store back to the van for delivery!

This role will involve keeping active much of the day but it’s not just moving furniture when volunteering here you can also get involved in putting together our flat packed furniture, maybe something to puzzle over! There are other opportunities to help our warehouse team such as booking in and checking over stock for sale.

So, if you like to keep active and stay in shape volunteering in your local furniture and electrical warehouse could be the answer you’re looking for.

Location
-
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
-
Personal qualities and requirements
-
Employability skills you will learn or develop
Organisation, Perseverance and Initiative
Availability
-
Additional Info

Please note this opportunity is currently unavailable due to national restrictions, but the organisation is still taking expressions of interest for future reference.


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