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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
3 / 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
City of Lincoln Council
Title of role
Digital Champion
Number of volunteer places available
0 / 10
Tasks

The task will involve providing support to people to access the computers, and guiding them through the websites that they wish to use. You might need to help people to set up email accounts or to apply for jobs. Sometimes it might be useful if you could help people with their own equipment that they are struggling to use, such as tablets or phones, in order to access online services.

Location

City Hall - based within Jobcentre+

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will be provided with support by being invited to regular one to one meetings with their Volunteer Co-ordinator to feedback on progress, discuss future development and air any problems. Volunteers may speak to their Volunteer Co-ordinator at any time to talk about issues or make suggestions, by phone or email, to keep them informed of how the access point is running, and whether you have any problems.

Personal qualities and requirements

You will need to have good people skills and be welcoming to everyone, acting in an unbiased way without discriminating. There will be a variety of levels of need, with some people needing only to be shown to the computer, whereas others might require 1:1 support, possibly with you using the mouse and keyboard on their behalf.



 

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Training, mentoring, IT, providing advice, listening skills.

Availability

Monday – Friday (10am – 4pm) hours available – to be discussed upon appointment.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to? N/A – Open to all interested in IT and helping others



Application process for volunteers: Express interest, complete application form, DBS/references, induction, start volunteering



Timescale from application to starting volunteering: no more than 1 month

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
A Disclosure and Barring Service check is required
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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
Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance
Title of role
Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance Eventeering
Number of volunteer places available
0 / 10
Tasks

Raise awareness of our charity by attended local events with our events team

Location

Lincoln and surrounding area

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training/planning and meetings as and when required

Personal qualities and requirements

  • Outgoing

  • Loves to talk to the general public

  • Enthusiastic 

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • Event planning

  • Building relationships with businesses and members of the public

  • Team work

Availability

Various throughout the week and weekends.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?



Social Media



Event planners / event management



Business studies



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



(For example: Complete application form, DBS/references, interview, training, start volunteering)



 



Timescale from application to starting volunteering: within 3 weeks.



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

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
No
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Organisation Name
JUST Lincolnshire
Title of role
Media Team Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
1 / 10
Tasks

Working as part of a team to support the planning and delivery of JL media needs for the coming year.


There is space for volunteers to be involved in a number of ways, such as making short video's; capturing peoples stories in a variety of formats; media need at events; work to highlight equality issues and our work across the county; supporting/enhancing our multimedia profile through our website, Facebook, Vimeo, Twitter, etc; advice and creative input to help develop communication and marketing of the core issues we are engaged with. The role of media team volunteer is very much project based.

Location

From JUST Lincolnshire’s office on 2 Carlton Boulevard, Outer Circle Road, Lincoln. Ln2 4WJ but with delivery across digital formats and different venues throughout Lincolnshire.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

JUST Lincolnshire will provide leadership, support & supervision but with creative input, participation and direction coming in partnership with the volunteer team.

Personal qualities and requirements

Enthusiasm for equality, diversity issues would be really welcomed but most of all a desire to use your time and skills to help JUST Lincolnshire make a difference to the local communities. Media skills to help script, record, edit and produce an end product and general media skills.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Team-working.


Organisational Skills.


Communication Skills and project delivery skills.


Learning about human rights & equality issues, particularly how they relate to Lincolnshire and an opportunity to gain hands on skills supporting project delivery outcomes.


Practical skills in delivering a product/project from concept to end product.

Availability

We are flexible to work with student's schedules, but on the whole this role tends to be project based as opposed to a set amount of hours each week.

Additional Info
-
Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
No
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Organisation Name
New Roots Housing Project
Title of role
Social Media Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
2 / 4
Tasks

The Social Media Volunteer role is flexible and volunteers can work with the Volunteer Coordinator to create a role according to their own interests, skills and knowledge. As a guideline the main tasks involved in this role are outlined below:



•       Develop New Roots’ social media presence, with a particular focus on:



•       Generating regular content for our social media channels.



•       Encouraging others to comment on posts and share them with others.



•       Building New Roots’ community identity.



•       Undertake one or more of the following projects:



•       Planning and writing a monthly blog for the New Roots website. This could be based on our activity programme, a profile on someone within the organisation, or a subject relevant to our young people.



•       Coordinating and producing promotional leaflets and/or content for our monthly service user and stakeholder newsletter.



•       Writing a press release every two months, with a view to obtaining media coverage.



•       A project in a particular area of your own knowledge or interest, to be agreed with the Volunteer Coordinator.



•       Participate in regular support and supervision sessions

Location

New Roots Housing Project, 2-4 Overend Road, Worksop, S80 1QF

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

New Roots is always looking for enthusiastic people, of any background, who feel they could make a difference to the project. All you need is the drive and enthusiasm to help vulnerable young people make positive changes in their lives.



Whether you’re looking for the chance to give something back, a bit of work experience, or something to do in your free time, New Roots can offer:



•       A meaningful volunteer experience with a vibrant, dynamic local charity.



•       The chance to make positive changes in the lives of our young people.



•       A full induction and training around working with vulnerable young people.



•       Access to ongoing support and development, including further training appropriate to your role.



•       Travel and other agreed expenses.



•       Valuable work experience and a reference resource for the future.

Personal qualities and requirements

This role would suit someone who:



•       Has some experience of online publicity or marketing.



•       Is familiar with using social media to communicate and build awareness.



•       Can be flexible with their time.



•       Is familiar with the importance of health and safety.



•       Is an excellent communicator.



•       Has an understanding of safeguarding, confidentiality and the needs of vulnerable young people.



•       Is a reliable team player with a sense of humour and a positive attitude.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

•       Communication and interpersonal skills.



•       Working with vulnerable people.



•       Punctuality and reliability.



•       Awareness of health and safety, safeguarding, and confidentiality.



•       Teamworking skills and individual responsibility.

Availability

3-6 hours per week (flexible).

Additional Info

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



•       Complete Application Form and Equality Form.



•       Attend informal interview.



•       Attend induction training, submit references and DBS Check.



 



Timescale from application to starting volunteering:



1-3 weeks



 



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



Within 1 week.

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required
A Disclosure and Barring Service check is required
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Organisation Name
Crimestoppers Trust
Title of role
Social Media Volunteer - Crimestoppers trust
Number of volunteer places available
2 / 1
Tasks

  • Produce relevant and interesting content for use across all social media platforms.

  • Use social media and the regional web pages to maintain a regular and consistent online presence to promote the activities and achievements of the local Committee.

  • Ensure that communication reaches a wide range of local stakeholders and diverse audience.

  • Keeping our social media channels updated on a frequent basis and encouraging our followers to comment on our posts and share them with others.

  • Create and maintain a social media plan and track the effectiveness of our social media work and recommend ways forward.

  • Develop publicity materials and communication techniques to target communities who are under-represented.

  • To ensure that all Committee activity considers the potential use of social media.

  • Increase the number of followers across all social media platforms.

  • To maintain contact with, and be a primary contact for, the Crimestoppers’ Digital Manager.

Location

Lincolnshire

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

The volunteer will be supported by all members of the Committee, including direction from the Chairman

Personal qualities and requirements

Proficient in using different types of marketing and communications media, including electronic and social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube), websites and email.



Ability to transform small snippets of information into interesting and engaging stories suitable for Twitter, Facebook etc.



To be able to communicate effectively, be articulate, with strong writing skills and the ability to feedback accurately



Knowledge and understanding of the geographic area supported by the Committee and the organisation’s strategies and plans.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Organisational & prioritisation skills



Marketing & PR



Campaigning



Networking



 

Availability

The volunteer will attend the committee meetings, which is 1 per quarter and host any stands on behalf of the committee for events Crimestoppers is invited to

Additional Info
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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
5 / 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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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.