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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Students' Union
Title of role
Alzheimer's Lincoln Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
Tasks

You will spread awareness of Dementia and Alzheimer’s in the University and the community. Help volunteer at fundraising events, advertising, helping with campaigns, and attending meetings.

Location

On campus, and in the community at organised events.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

You will receive full support from the project leader, and all volunteers work together to resolve issues and discuss ideas.

Personal qualities and requirements

Organisation – letting us know in plenty of time if you can volunteer at events



Communication – replying to messages in the group so we can plan events accordingly



Patience – at times you could be interacting with dementia patients, this requires patience and an understanding of the disease

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Team work, time management, organisation, Dementia Friends awareness, motivation, action planning, intuition, creativity, communication, empathy and self awareness.

Availability

Volunteers are required if and when they are needed, but you will always be updated about this well in advance.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?



Any student



Application process for volunteers: 



Sign-up here. Request to join our Facebook group Alzheimer’s Lincoln Volunteers, or email us alzheimerslincoln@lincolnsu.com



 



Timescale from application to starting volunteering:



Whenever the next event is



 



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



Within 48 hours

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
No
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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Students' Union
Title of role
Amnesty at Lincoln Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
Tasks

Helping to campaign and fundraise for national and international human rights injustices. Influencing the direction of the project.



Issues we focus on may include: All and any human rights issues from around the world, including freedom of expression, sexual and reproductive rights, torture, unjust imprisonment, armed conflicts, women's rights and many more.



 

Location

The University of Lincoln campus and occasionally off-campus in the city.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full support and guidance from the committee. Resources, help and support from Amnesty International.

Personal qualities and requirements

No specific skills or qualities are a requirement to join the project, except for a drive to join Amnesty International in fighting against worldwide human rights injustices.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Teamwork, motivation, action planning, intuition, creativity, communication and many more.

Availability

Times will be very versatile, and you will never be expected to campaign for an issue you’re not passionate about. We will hold occasional meetings and events, usually a few times a month.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? Absolutely anyone who would like to see a fairer world, and is eager to contribute to making it happen via fundraising and campaigning.



 



Application process for volunteers: What are the steps from application to starting their volunteering? Currently very minimal. You will almost instantly be able to take part in any meetings and events we hold as a project.



 



Timescale from application to starting volunteering: Usually as soon as the next event or meeting.



 



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

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
No
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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Students' Union
Title of role
Campaign Volunteer - Smalls for All
Number of volunteer places available
Tasks

Help raise awareness of the Smalls For All campaign and donation box which is located in the SU reception.



The campaign is on behalf of a national charity called Smalls For All who collect new and gently worn bras and new pants to send to girls and women who need them in Africa.



These girls and women can be in need for many reasons, for example they may be orphans, suffer from a medical condition, or simply would not attend school because of their period because they have no pants!



The charity also raises money to help fund the education of these girls, so volunteers can also get involved in any future fundraising events. 

Location

On campus

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Regular contact via email and support of other volunteers



 

Personal qualities and requirements

  • Organised: able to help in the organisation and smooth running of events

  • Sociable and confident: able to effectively raise awareness of the campaign



 

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • Event organization

  • Team work 

Availability

Whenever we are running an awareness or fundraising event, but it’s up to you how much time you commit and it will be able to fit in around your studies/other commitments.



 

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? Anyone



When can students expect to hear back from you once they have been referred? Where possible we will try to contact you within a couple of days, but definitely within a week!



Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required: no 

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
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Organisation Name
UL Diabetes Group supported by Diabetes UK.
Title of role
Diabetes Group on Campus Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
Tasks

Main tasks include helping to support the Lead Volunteer in project planning activities for the group, which will include awareness events, fundraisers, peer support, social meet-ups and a number of other events. New ideas are very welcome from volunteers who join the project.



People who wish to join and not take on a lead role are more than welcome and vice versa. The aim is simply to get together students who are affected by Diabetes.



Any skills you can add to the project such as marketing, social media, creative writing, speaker skills and organising events will be useful to this project. However more importantly we are looking for as many people as possible to join who have an interest in Diabetes regardless of your skill set.

Location

University of Lincoln

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Support is available from Lincoln Students' Union, the charity Diabetes UK and also other volunteers working on the project.

Personal qualities and requirements

Volunteers are welcome who live with Diabetes or are affected by the condition or have an interest in raising awareness of Diabetes and want to join with other students who are in the same boat to form a support group.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • Teamwork

  • Organisational skills

  • The chance to gain general employability skills from working on a student led project

  • The ability to run a small group/community

Availability

The project group aim to meet or hold an activity around 8 times per year, with socials, guest lectures, support groups and other activities being held more frequently.

Additional Info

Who would this group be most suited to? Volunteers are welcome who live with Diabetes, are affected by the condition or have an interest in raising awareness of Diabetes. Students who are studying health or research related subjects are also very welcome.



Application process for volunteers: Sign up to be referred. You will then be contacted by a member of the team



Timescale from application to starting volunteering: Soon after initial discussion with lead volunteer



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

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
No
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Organisation Name
Guide Dogs Fundraisers Student-led Project
Title of role
Guide Dogs Fundraisers
Number of volunteer places available
Tasks

Join the University of Lincoln fundraising team and help raise much needed funds for Guide Dogs UK. This is an opportunity for you to meet new people, meet the guide dogs in your area and think of new and exciting ways to fundraise in and around Lincoln.

Location

Lincoln

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full training will be given for all volunteers

Personal qualities and requirements

  • Good communication skills

  • Able to work as part of a team

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Interpersonal Skills



Communication Skills



Commercial Awareness



Attitude & Initiative

Availability

As and when you can spare time, even 1 hour of your time will make a difference.

Additional Info

  • A chance to chat with members of the public about Guide Dogs

  • Providing support to Guide Dogs UK to enable it to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that increase the independence and dignity of blind and partially-sighted people

  • An opportunity to build experience for your CV

  • Fundraisers have the chance to get more involved in organising activities by joining their local committee



Who would this role be most suited to? Everyone.



Application process for volunteers: Sign up to be referred, complete an application form, which will be sent to you, provide references, attend an interview, complete training, start volunteering



Timescale from application to starting volunteering: Dependent on references clearing



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

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
No
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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Students' Union
Title of role
Lead Volunteer of the University of Lincoln Diabetes Group
Number of volunteer places available
2 / 2
Tasks

  • The general management/running/overview of a group/community of students who have Diabetes or simply an interest in Diabetes

  • Organising socials and meetups

  • Managing social media

  • Run a group of students and staff representing Diabetes within the University

  • Liaising with Diabetes UK

  • Organising and holding fundraising activities

  • Organising events

  • Supporting students with the condition

  • Sharing experiences/stories with students

  • Running stalls at fairs etc

  • Advertising the group

Location

On campus

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

  • The founder of the group and former lead volunteer will be readily available to give advice, attend events and generally help out.

  • Diabetes UK will also be actively involved in helping with anything and everything.

  • The SU volunteering team will also help out.



 

Personal qualities and requirements

  • Nothing required prior to the role.

  • You don’t even need to be Diabetic.

  • Can even simply have an interest in it or friends/family with it.



 

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • Organisation

  • General management of a group of people

  • Confidence

  • Maintaining responsibilities

  • Leadership

  • Delegating roles

  • Communication

  • Teamwork

  • Time Management

Availability

  • Whenever any socials or events want to be organised

  • Nothing is set in a routine

  • Involvement is rather more like running a ‘society’

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?




  • This role is suited to anybody.

  • Although students studying Medical/Biology related degrees may find it interesting and may find it beneficial to their studies/projects/career progression



Application process for volunteers: 




  • Initial contact with individual will be made

  • Then individual will be contacted and then a meetup organised to go over the role/how things work

  • Whatever works for the volunteer



Timescale from application to starting volunteering:




  • Volunteer will be contacted straight away and an initial meet up/brief will be organised.



 

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
No
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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Students' Union
Title of role
Oxfam - Campaigner
Number of volunteer places available
10 / 30
Tasks

To contribute to campaign plans of action and participate in campaign activities. Represent and uphold Oxfam’s values at University. Encourage and motivate others. Use your strengths to support all Oxfam Campaign activities; for example, bake, dance, skydive, speak out, draw, design. Bring your best ideas to the table to inspire others to take action to tackle poverty. People = power.

Location

On campus

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Support from Project Lead and support from an Oxfam Campaign Network Co-ordinator.

Personal qualities and requirements

A desire to campaign for change to tackle the injustice of poverty.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Skills in communication and organizing. Campaigning skills – motivating, inspiring and encouraging others. Project planning. Experience in campaigning with NGO.

Availability

Once a month to discuss campaign progress. 2/3 times a month to support all activities.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?



Any student wishing to come together with like-minded people to take action. People power works!



 



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



Start volunteering! Find us on Facebook and see what to get involved with.



 



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)



1 week

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
No
Sign-up for this Opportunity
Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Students' Union
Title of role
Oxfam - Campaigns Co-ordinator
Number of volunteer places available
0 / 1
Tasks

To lead on campaigns and update the group on the latest campaign information

Location

On campus

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Support from project lead and support from an Oxfam Campaign Network Co-ordinator

Personal qualities and requirements

A desire to campaign for change to tackle the injustice of poverty. Highly organised. An interest in leading campaigns and people. Good communicator with good interpersonal skills.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Project management and planning, communication, organizing, experience in campaigning with NGO, general campaigning skills such as inspiring, motivating and engaging others.

Availability

Once a month to discuss campaign progress. At specific campaign and fundraising events…

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?



Someone with a passion to want to cause change in the world.



 



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



Answer series of questions relating to Oxfam’s mission and values and their personal values. (form to be provided via email?)



 



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).



1 week

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
No
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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Students' Union
Title of role
Oxfam - Constituency Campaigner
Number of volunteer places available
1 / 1
Tasks

To influence local politicians and decision makers suing political campaigning skills.  Attend training sessions to build political campaigning skills. Meeting with local MP, writing letters, engaging MP on social media, organising/supporting public events involving political representatives

Location

On Campus

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Support from project lead and support from an Oxfam Campaign Network Co-ordinator. Oxfam’s Constituency Co-ordinators will support you in developing the skills effectively to campaign in your constituency. Telephone support sessions and training days provided by Oxfam. Briefing and materials provided regularly.

Personal qualities and requirements

A desire to campaign for change to tackle the injustice of poverty. Highly organised. An interest in bringing people together. Good communicator with good interpersonal skills. An awareness of the political environment. A willingness to attend training and learn more to politically campaign effectively.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Project management and planning, communication, organizing, experience in campaigning with NGO, general campaigning skills such as inspiring, motivating and engaging others.

Availability

Once a month to discuss campaign progress. At specific campaign and fundraising events…

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?



Someone with a passion to want to cause change in the world. Someone who is highly organized. Someone who understand the political environment.



 



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



Answer series of questions relating to Oxfam’s mission and values and their personal values. (form to be provided via email?)



 



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).



1 week

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
No
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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Students' Union
Title of role
Oxfam - Event Co-ordinator
Number of volunteer places available
0 / 1
Tasks

To lead on specific events that the group organise

Location

On Campus

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Support from project lead and support from an Oxfam Campaign Network Co-ordinator

Personal qualities and requirements

A desire to campaign for change to tackle the injustice of poverty. Highly organised. An interest in bringing people together. Good communicator with good interpersonal skills.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Project management and planning, communication, organizing, experience in campaigning with NGO, general campaigning skills such as inspiring, motivating and engaging others. Event management.

Availability

Once a month to discuss campaign progress. At specific campaign and fundraising events…

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?



Someone with a passion to want to cause change in the world. Someone who is highly organized.



 



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



Answer series of questions relating to Oxfam’s mission and values and their personal values. (form to be provided via email?)



 



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).



1 week



 

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
No
Sign-up for this Opportunity
Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Students' Union
Title of role
Oxfam - Fundraising Co-ordinator
Number of volunteer places available
1 / 1
Tasks

To lead on fundraising and update the group on fundraising asks, to liaise with events co-ordinator if necessary

Location

On Campus

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Support from project lead and support from an Oxfam Campaign Network Co-ordinator

Personal qualities and requirements

A desire to campaign for change to tackle the injustice of poverty. Highly organised. An interest in bringing people together. Good communicator with good interpersonal skills.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Project management and planning, communication, organizing, experience in campaigning with NGO, general campaigning skills such as inspiring, motivating and engaging others. Event management.

Availability

Once a month to discuss campaign progress. At specific campaign and fundraising events…

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?



Someone with a passion to want to cause change in the world. Someone who is highly organized.



 



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



Answer series of questions relating to Oxfam’s mission and values and their personal values. (form to be provided via email?)



 



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).



1 week

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
No
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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Students' Union
Title of role
Student Led Projects
Number of volunteer places available
Tasks

We are ALWAYS looking for volunteers with ideas on running their own student led projects. Some examples of a project might be:




  • Organising a Christmas party

  • Organising a food collection for the homeless

  • Knitting hats for premature babies

  • Working on a community garden

  • Coaching sports skills to kids

  • Organising a 'Big Tidy Up'

  • Arranging a 'Free Sale' at moving out

  • Helping to run a local community youth group



If you are interested in starting up your own project, please contact Jane Kilby on jkilby@lincoln.ac.uk or 01522 886420.

Location
-
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

The Students' Union Volunteering team will always be on hand for support and advice and you will receive relevant training.

Personal qualities and requirements
-
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • Team Work

  • Leadership

  • Communication Skills – written and verbal

  • Commercial Awareness

  • Problem Solving

  • Networking

  • Initiative

  • Planning and Organisation

  • Adaptability and Flexibility

  • Numeracy

  • Computer Literacy

  • Time Management

Availability
-
Additional Info
-
Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
No
Sign-up for this Opportunity

Volunteering Contact

Work Ready Contact

Work Ready Drop In

  • Tuesday 10th October, 2pm - 3pm, MHT.
  • Thursday 12th October, 2pm - 3pm, AAD.
  • Tuesday 17th October, 2pm - 3pm, Isaac Newton.
  • Thursday 19th October, 2pm - 3pm, Joseph Banks.
  • Tuesday 24th October, 2pm - 3pm, David Chiddick
  • Thursday 26th October, 2pm - 3pm, Careers & Employability Centre
  • Tuesday 31st October, 2pm - 3pm, Minerva.

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.