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Organisation Name
Crohn’s and Colitis UK
Title of role
Crohn’s and Colitis UK Awareness & Activities Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
2 / 4
Tasks

Crohn’s and Colitis UK have teams of volunteers based around the country raising awareness of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis – two of the main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (or IBD).



Join our local team of volunteers where you’ll take an active role in planning and delivering one or more of our awareness raising activities:

- organising events, education and information sessions, social activities

- editing newsletters

- managing social media pages

- fundraising 

- campaigning



This is a great opportunity to be involved in your local community, enhance and learn new skills such as leadership, event managment, communication, and be a part of a team who are passionate about making a difference!

Location

The group arrange activities and events at suitable locations across Lincolnshire including Lincoln and on campus if this is available. 

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

All volunteers and local groups are supported by the Crohn’s and Colitis UK - Support Services Team and each group will have a support contact within the team who they will liaise with.  Volunteers will also be supported by group members.

Personal qualities and requirements

A variety of skills and experiences are welcome - you can bring your expertise and interests to the team. We like forward thinking, engaging and enthusiastic people who can be effective in their local area and work well in a team.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • Leadership

  • Teamwork

  • Organising

  • Event management

  • Marketing & PR

  • Health awareness

Availability

The role is very flexible and volunteers can get involved at any time which could include evenings and weekends. All this is decided by the team of volunteers who organise and plan local events and activities.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? Event management, Marketing & PR, health related degree areas like nursing



Application process for volunteers: Sign up to be referred, complete application form, informal discussion, meet the team, training (where necessary), start volunteering



Timescale from application to starting volunteering: Depends on how soon the volunteer can have an informal discussion and meet-up.



When can you expect to hear back once you have been referred? Within 5 working days



 

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
No
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Organisation Name
Hartsholme Cricket Club
Title of role
Hartsholme Cricket Club PR Manager
Number of volunteer places available
Tasks

To aid the cricket club in its public relations activity. To promote the club more widely within local media sources and possibly beyond.

Location

Hartsholme Cricket Club, Ashby Avenue, Lincoln, LN5 0HG. Most of the role can be done from home

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Support and supervision will come in the form of regular meetings with people at the club to discuss the volunteer’s ideas and work.

Personal qualities and requirements

Volunteers must have an active interest and expertise in PR. They must be able to present ideas effectively and show good communication & negotiating skills.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Volunteers will develop their communication skills further by engaging actively with media organisations. They will gain the valuable experience of marketing a sports organisation within the local community and region.

Availability

Time and dates can be arranged to suit the volunteer. It can be on a regular basis or “as and when”.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? Anyone who wants experience in a media/PR role. Particularly Media students or anyone who is particularly good with social media.



Application process for volunteers: Sign up to be referred. You will trn be contacted by Committee Member, Ian Dovey



Timescale from application to starting volunteering: As soon as the volunteer is available.



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
Positive Futures
Title of role
Positive Futures Marketing/Promotion
Number of volunteer places available
0 / 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

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
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Organisation Name
Royal Voluntary Service
Title of role
Royal Voluntary Service Marketing and Promotional Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
Tasks

To support with the marketing and promotion of the charity, our services and volunteer opportunities

Location

Wyvern House, Suite 4, Kesteven Street, Lincoln, LN5 7LH

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers have the support of staff and other volunteers on an ongoing basis and will feedback to or meet with the Community Services Coordinator and/or Community Services Manager as required.

Personal qualities and requirements

  • Confident with people

  • Friendly and reliable

  • Good Communication Skills

  • Creative

  • Initiative

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • Communication Skills – dealing with the public, staff, volunteers and organisation’s at all levels.

  • Media and publicity Skills – through experience in the volunteer role.

  • Marketing and promotions – Through experience in the volunteer role and utilizing information and resources available via RVS.

Availability

Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm are when staff are available. The role may well take part out with these hours to run events or specific marketing ideas. Staff will ensure that all volunteers are aware of lone working policy and abide by.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? Media, Business Studies or Photography Students or anyone with a genuine interest in marketing and promotion and who can use their imagination and initiative.



Application process for volunteers: What are the steps from application to starting their volunteering? Sign up to be referred, complete application form, interview, DBS/references, training, issued with I.D. badge and then start volunteering.



Timescale from application to starting volunteering: Once references have been received, DBS completed if required and online training completed (2 – 12 weeks)


When can students expect to hear back from you once they have been referred? Within 1 week

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
No
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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Students' Union
Title of role
Students' Union - Marketing Focus Group
Number of volunteer places available
3 / 25
Tasks

Assist the Students' Union in the creation, promotion of their marketing materials - primarily an advisory and opinion role. 

Location

Lincoln Students' Union 

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

All sessions will be with the Students' Union Marketing Department.

Personal qualities and requirements

  • Proactive

  • Eye for detail

  • Constructive critism 

  • Good communicator

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • Working in a team 

  • Project work 

  • Campaign planning 

  • Clear communication 

  • Adaptive communication 

Availability

Selected times of the year to review materials - dependent on time of the year 

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited for? i.e. students studying a certain subject 




  • Marketing 

  • Advertising 

  • PR 

  • Students with an interest 



Application process for volunteers : 



Apply - receive an email confirmation detailing the role - then told when the session is taking place 



Timescale from application to starting volunteering: 



Vary - time of year - sign up to date to next planned session 



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
Thera Trust
Title of role
Thera Trust Recording Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
0 / 1
Tasks

So far, the organisation has recorded stories, produced a 20 minute documentary film and created a website and two toolkits. We now need to remove surnames, dates-of-birth and any other identifiable information from the recordings before they can be uploaded on to the website and provided to the archive.



The role will involve:




  • Identifying where editable information is from

  • Removing editable information as required

  • Saving edited versions and preserving original

  • Updating records of progress

Location

This is a home-based role. The interview could be at Lincoln or Grantham to be agreed. 

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will be given the work to do and have access to a superviser via phone or email. There will be regular checks on how they are doing at agreed times.

Personal qualities and requirements

  • Evidence of commitment to ongoing personal and professional development

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Knowledge and experience of recording formats and editing software

  • Knowledge of MS Word

  • Good understanding of IT

  • Evidence of working strictly within the data protection act

  • Understanding of the confidential nature of the work

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • Ability to meet agreed timescales

  • Organising information

  • Issues around data protection.

Availability

This will be agreed with the volunteer. It will be home-based so volunteers can work when they like, but we need to agree a timetable for delivering the work. 

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? Students who have an understanding of editing software, confidentiality and good organisational skills.



Application process for volunteers: Sign up below to be referred and send your CV to volunteer@lincolnsu.com along with a statement explaining why you would like to undertake the role. There will then be an informal interview.



Timescale from application to starting volunteering: Approximately 2 weeks.



When can students expect to hear back from you once they have been referred? Students will usually be contacted within three working days. 

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
No
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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Chaplaincy
Title of role
University of Lincoln Chaplaincy Photographer/Leaflet Designer/Website Designer
Number of volunteer places available
3 / 3
Tasks

  • Taking individual and group images of the Volunteer Chaplain/Faith Advisors for various promotional uses such as our Multi-Faith Chaplaincy leaflet, website and newsletter

  • Design branding our Multi-Faith Chaplaincy leaflet template to promote its services and facilities.

  • Design a Multi-Faith Chaplaincy blog through Wordpress.

Location

Witham House, which is next to the Sports Centre

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

The University Chaplain will give further information about the role and provide support

Personal qualities and requirements

  • Flexible

  • Confident

  • Team player

  • Able to maintain confidentiality

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • Media and production

  • Basic web design

  • WordPress

  • Communication

  • Teambuilding

  • Religious Literacy

Availability

This will be discussed with the volunteer

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? This role would be best suited to students who are studying Media and Production, Photography, and/or Graphic Design



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



Timescale from application to starting volunteering: A few weeks



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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Contact

Volunteering Dropin

    Monday: 14:00 - 15:00
    Tuesday: 12:00 - 13:00
    Wednesday: 14:00 - 15:00
    Thursday: 14:00 - 15:00
    Friday: 12:00 - 13:00

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.