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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Students' Union
Title of role
Coach of Team Sports (COTS)
Number of volunteer places available
5 / 7
Tasks

Plan and deliver weekly coaching sessions specific to the select sports team. This could be running sport specific fitness sessions, team building activities, skills/drills sessions.

Location

University Sports Centre

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

The Volunteer will receive support directly from Alex Blackett, a Senior Sports Lecturer.

Personal qualities and requirements

Passion towards sport



Trustworthy and reliable



Flexible



Minimum level 1 coaching qualification



 

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Effective communication;




  • To be able to communicate effectively with the sports team so they understand the purpose of the exercise.



Organisational skills;




  • Being able to plan and execute sessions effectively that benefit are beneficial to the sports team.



Networking;




  • Connecting socially with the paired sports team.



Presentation skills;    




  • Being able to clearly execute a session.



Personal development;




  • Each session will contribute to tangible hands on experience therefore aid personal development.



Innovation;




  • Being able to come up with new ideas to keep the team focused and interested.



Public speaking;



Being able to regularly lead and present in front of the paid sports team

Availability

Once per week

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?



A student enrolled onto an undergraduate/postgraduate sports course.



Application process for volunteers



What are the steps from application to starting their volunteering?



Show interest on the SU volunteering website or informal chat/interview with someone from the Activities Department and sports science department.



Timescale



Approximately 1 month from application to starting volunteering.



The coaching would begin at the commencement of the BUCS season running until the end of the BUCS season, approximately 5 months.



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



Once they have submitted an interest we will get in touch within the week.



 

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Organisation Name
Lincoln City Football Club
Title of role
LCFC Match Day Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
0 / 20
Tasks

  • Supporting and general assistance with different match day activities

  • General duties around the Stadium supporting their match day experience

  • Distribution of promotional material to spectators at the match



 

Location

Sincil Bank Stadium, Lincoln, LN5 8LD

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

All activities will be guided and supervised.

Personal qualities and requirements

Good communication skills and enthusiasm

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Community engagement, communication, coordination.

Availability

All home games and from 1.30 – 5.30pm for Saturday games.



Evening game times will be communicated to the volunteer pool as they occur.



Details of fixtures can be found here:



http://www.redimps.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixtures-list/



 

Additional Info

Timescale from application to starting volunteering:



Immediate



 



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



Within 48 hours



Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required: No



Recognition – All volunteers on the day will be welcome to enjoy the football match.



 

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No
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Organisation Name
Lincolnshire Football Association
Title of role
Mars Just Play Co-ordinator
Number of volunteer places available
0 / 1
Tasks

  • To deliver a Just Play Centre at the University Sport Centre

  • Work with University Football Activator to promote the football offer to increase participation 

Location

The Sports Centre, LN6 7TS

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Supported by University Football Activator

Personal qualities and requirements

  • Must have FA Level 1 coaching qualification

  • Experience in coaching football

  • Good communication skills

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • Leadership

  • Delivery

  • Willingness to attend training 

Availability

Must be available every Tuesday evening 6-7pm 

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? Students with FA Level 1 coaching qualification wanting to gain valuable experience in football provision in Higher Education to improve skills and employability. When signing up, please specify what course you are studying

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No
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Organisation Name
NK Outreach Team
Title of role
NK Outreach Team Sports Activity Worker
Number of volunteer places available
Tasks

We have a host of projects and events that we need supporting, including Football Referee for Positive Future League and Community and School Events support 

Location

OneNk Centre, Moor Lane, North Kesteven, Lincoln, LN6 9AX



Volunteers must be able to travel there and back

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

There will be paid, trained staff at all projects and events

Personal qualities and requirements

  • Approachable

  • Confident

  • Team player

  • Have an active interest in working with children and young people

  • Good communicator 

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • Working and communicating with a team and the wider community

  • Training in First Aid and Health and Safety

  • Climbing Wall instructor training

  • Potential for additional football related qualifications 

Availability

Community and School events can be throughout the week. Positive Future Football League Every Friday night. 

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? Perfect for students studying Education, Social or Sports Industries.



Application process for volunteers: Sign up to be referred. Complete an application form, wich will be sent to you, attend an informal interview, complete a DBS check and provide references, attend training.



Timescale from application to starting volunteering: Less than 1 week



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

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No
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Organisation Name
Positive Futures
Title of role
Positive Futures Dance Leader
Number of volunteer places available
3 / 7
Tasks

  • Assist Dance Tutor in Session

  • Engage with young people

  • Run warm ups

  • Registration and admin

  • Correct technique

Location

Various locations across Lincoln. Our office is based at St Giles Youth Centre, Swift Gardens, Lincoln, LN2 4ND

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will never be left on their own with a group. Session leaders will also have debriefs with the volunteers after every session

Personal qualities and requirements

Essential:




  • Interest in dance

  • Interest in working with young people



Desirable:




  • Dance qualification 

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Skills can be developed towards a particular direction depending upon the volunteer's interests

Availability

Evenings throughout the week, Tuesday to Friday, from 3pm to 9pm (this is a guide as sessions are delivered between these times but volunteers will not be required for the full 6 hours)

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? Dance, Performing Arts and Sport Coaching students would find this role particularly worthwhile.



Application process for volunteers: Sign up below to be referred. You will then be contacted by a member of Positive Futures and they will send you an application and health form. You will attend an informal meeting and induction session and be asked to complete some further paperwork and a DBS check. Positive Futures will check your availability and hold an exit interview for you.



Timescale from application to starting volunteering: We hope to get all volunteers booked on to a session to learn how the project works then be volunteering prior to a DBS check within 2 weeks. The DBS itself usually takes around 4 weeks.



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

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Organisation Name
Positive Futures
Title of role
Positive Futures Marketing/Promotion
Number of volunteer places available
1 / 3
Tasks

  • Assist with photography within the project

  • Assist with social media development

  • Printing

  • Consultation

Location

St Giles Youth Centre, Swift Gardens, Lincoln, LN2 4ND

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will never be left on their own with a group. Session leaders will also have debriefs with the volunteers after every significant step.

Personal qualities and requirements

  • Interest in sport

  • Interest in working with young people

  • Interest in marketing

  • Interest in photography

  • Interest in social media

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Skills can be developed towards a particular direction depending upon the volunteer's interests

Availability

Continuously thoughout the year

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? Graphic design, Web Design, Media Production, Photography and Film Making students would find this role particularly worthwhile.



Application process for volunteers: Sign up below to be referred. You will then be contacted by a member of Positive Futures and they will send you an application form to complete



Timescale from application to starting volunteering: We hope to get all successful applicants volunteering within 2 weeks.



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

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Organisation Name
Positive Futures
Title of role
Positive Futures Sports Leader
Number of volunteer places available
1 / 15
Tasks

  • Assist session leader at sessions

  • Officiate different sports

  • Set up equipment/take down equipment

  • Take registers

  • Run warm ups

  • Engage with groups of young people

Location

St Giles Youth Centre, Swift Gardens, Lincoln, LN2 4ND

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will never be left on their own with a group. Session leaders will also have debriefs with the volunteers after every session

Personal qualities and requirements

Essential:




  • Interest in sport

  • Interest in working with young people



Desirable:




  • Driving License and NGB qualification

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
-
Availability

Evenings throughout the week, Tuesday to Friday, from 3pm to 9pm

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? Sport Coaching, Sport Development, Sport Management students would find this role particularly worthwhile.



Application process for volunteers: Sign up below to be referred. You will then be contacted by a member of Positive Futures and they will send you an application and health form. You will attend an informal meeting and induction session and be asked to complete some further paperwork and a DBS check. Positive Futures will check your availability and hold an exit interview for you.



Timescale from application to starting volunteering: We hope to get all volunteers booked on to a session to learn how the project works then be volunteering prior to a DBS check within 2 weeks. The DBS itself usually takes around 4 weeks.



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

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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Students' Union
Title of role
Science Practitioner of Team Sports (Spots)
Number of volunteer places available
4 / 13
Tasks

Plan and deliver weekly sport science specific activities with a select sports team. This could be filming weekly matches and providing match analysis feedback or running sport specific fitness sessions during the clubs training session.



 

Location

University Sports Centre

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

The Volunteer will receive support directly from Sandy Willmott, a senior sports lecturer.

Personal qualities and requirements

Passion towards sport



Trustworthy and reliable



Flexible

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Effective communication;




  • To be able to communicate effectively with the sports team so they understand the purpose of the exercise.



Organizational skills;




  • Being able to plan and execute sessions effectively that benefit are beneficial to the sports team.



Networking;





  • Connecting socially with the paired sports team.



Presentation skills;




  • Being able to clearly execute a session.



Personal development;




  • Each session will contribute to tangible hands on experience therefore aid personal development.



Innovation; 





  • Connecting socially with the paired sports team.



Presentation skills;




  • Being able to clearly execute a session.



Personal development;




  • Each session will contribute to tangible hands on experience therefore aid personal development.



Innovation; 




  • Being able to come up with new ideas to keep the team focused and interested.



Public speaking;




  • Being able to regularly lead and present in front of the paid sports team.




 




 

Availability

This will occur once a week at a time agreed by both the team and sport scientist.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?



A student enrolled onto an undergraduate/postgraduate sports course.



Application process for volunteers



What are the steps from application to starting their volunteering?



Show interest on the SU volunteering website or informal chat/interview with someone from the Activities Department and sports science department.



Timescale from application to starting volunteering



1 month (ish)



When can students expect to hear back from you once they have been referred? Once they have submitted an interest we will get in touch within the week.

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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Sports Centre
Title of role
Social Sports Activator
Number of volunteer places available
0 / 2
Tasks

Help the lead activator with getting people in to games, organising and supervising the games. Help to officiate the games at a social level.



 

Location

Sports Centre 

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

They will have support from the lead mentor but also by the sports development officer and sports centre staff.



 

Personal qualities and requirements

Enthusiastic, motivational and interest in the sport in question.



Doesn’t have to be top level, enough to start games going and help others join in.



 

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

They will learn how to run a social session, how to engage participants’ in the task and how to keep them interested. Officiate games at a social level.



The ability to deal with all different kinds of personalities and skill levels within one session.



Organisation and time management

Availability

Once a week for 1-2 hours at a time on a certain day of the week. 

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? 



Anyone who has an interest in the sport and can make a high majority of the sessions to learn from the lead activator and would possibly like to takeover next year



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



Register your interest for the sport(s) you would like to volunteer for.



Have an informal interview about what you could bring and how many of the sessions you can commit to



Start volunteering.



Timescale from application to starting volunteering:



1 week



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



Maximum a week, usually 2-3 days



 



Number of volunteer places available: 2, one in each of the following: football and Basketball.

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No
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Organisation Name
YMCA Fitness Centre
Title of role
YMCA Lincoln Fitness Centre Volunteer Fitness Instructor
Number of volunteer places available
Tasks

Being responsible for assisting with the operation of the gym, shadowing staff, taking clients and completing cleaning and reception work, amongst other tasks.

Location

Lincolnshire YMCA Fitness Centre, St Rumbolds Street, Lincoln, LN2 5AR

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers are supervised by at least one member of staff throughout their shift. Training is given for all tasks and further support is given throughout the completion of tasks.

Personal qualities and requirements

Volunteers should be friendly and approachable and be comfortable talking to people from different backgrounds. Volunteers do not need any specific fitness industry experience, just a willingness to learn.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Volunteers will be given the opportunity to develop their communication and customer service skills. They will also get the chance to develop their skills within a fitness environment. Team and individual working skills will also be used and developed.

Availability

The volunteer must be available on a weekly basis for the entirety of the shift they wish to do. Shifts are 4 hours long and are available 9am-1pm, 1pm-5pm and 5pm-9pm.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? Students who are interested in sports and fitness would find this role particularly useful but it is open to anyone. There are reception roles for anyone who would like to do that.



Application process for volunteers: Sign up to be referred. You will then be contacted by a member of staff from the YMCA Fitness Centre



Timescale from application to starting volunteering: You will be invited in for an induction/training as soon as you can be available



When can students expect to hear back from you once they have been referred? You will be emailed within a week to ask what days/times you will be available

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Contact

Volunteering Drop In

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What next?

Once you have looked at the options please email volunteer@lincolnsu.com or come to a drop-in.

We can then discuss any organisations or opportunities that you would like to volunteer for so that we can make the arrangements for you.