Opportunities


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


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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.


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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 


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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.


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

  •  Make a big difference in your community by helping to provide mental health education to schools in the Lincolnshire area. Help to deliver 1 hour workshops to children aged 12-15 on topics such as stigma around mental health, awareness and where to go to get help!

  • Take part in fundraising and events that promote mental health wellbeing around the University of Lincoln.

Location

On campus, and in schools around Lincolnshire county.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

You will receive full support from the project leader to deliver consistent and helpful workshops to young people, and all volunteers will work together to develop an ever-growing organisation.

Personal qualities and requirements

No specific personal qualities other than a drive to join Headucate Lincoln in improving the mental health awareness of our regions’ young people, and the commitment to taking part in the workshops and activities organised.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Communication Skills

  • Attitude & Initiative

  • Problem Solving Skills

  • Leadership & Management

  • Resilience

Availability

Times will be flexible around members studies and commitments, as the project is student led. Meetings will be held every month, organised to suit everyone’s availability.



Mental health awareness week in May is an event that the organisation will participate in every year, and members will be asked (but not obligated) to attend a specific event some time during that week.

Additional Info

  • All members will be asked to take part in 2 online training sessions on safeguarding children and mental health awareness, which they will receive certificates for. These take approximately 2.5 hours, and are fully provided by us.

  • If you wish to take part in the workshops in schools, you will need a DBS check. This costs £9.20, but Is the ONLY fee and you can use the DBS check for any job opportunities that require one!


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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Students' Union
Title of role
Oxfam - Campaigner
Number of volunteer places available
12 / 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


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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


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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


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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



 


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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


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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Students' Union
Title of role
RAG (Raise and Give) Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
Tasks

RECRUITING NOW FOR THE 2018/2019 ACADEMIC YEAR!



 




  • Helping facilitate RAG events

  • Stewarding at RAG events

  • Helping to market and publicise RAG events

  • Producing RAG fundraising event ideas

  • Support other Campaigns Networks events/campaigns where possible (i.e. attending a dementia friends session for Alzheimer’s Lincoln).

Location

Lincoln SU/University of Lincoln Brayford Pool Campus

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Support would be provided by the RAG officer & RAG volunteer lead, with more advanced support provided by Campaigns Network staff.

Personal qualities and requirements

  • Friendly – You will be interacting with the public/students so it’s important to stay friendly and helpful

  • Communication – Communicating with committee members, other volunteers and the public/students

  • Organised – Making sure you are able to attend shifts you have committed to

  • Creative – Possibly suggesting ideas for future RAG events and problem solving obstacles that may occur on the day at RAG events




  • Proactive – Common sense to complete tasks without constant direction

  • Experience taking part in charity events

  • Ability to work as part of a team

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Interpersonal Skills



Communication Skills



Problem Solving Skills



Commercial Awareness



Resilience

Availability

The system will work as a pool of volunteers, not requiring any permenant commitment other than completing 10 hours of volunteering over the course of the year (hours of volunteering will be recorded by RAG volunteer lead). RAG events will usually take place during the day, but volunteering hours are not exclusive to this. Volunteers would be contacted by the RAG committee with possible volunteer shifts, minimum 2 days prior to the event, and volunteers would be able to decide whether they were available or not.

Additional Info

Suitable for all students who have an interest in working with others and enjoy charity work/fundraising.



 



All prospective volunteers will be contacted within 5 working days once submitting an interest. Applications are not necessary, however you would be asked to meet with the RAG Officer/RAG secretary, prior to any volunteering, to clarify any skill specialisms and what is expected when volunteering with RAG.


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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
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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
-

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