For Volunteers Week 2021, Voluntary Centre Services worked with Lincolnshire Community & Voluntary Services to produce a short video highlighting and thanking the work that volunteers do across Lincolnshire.

Volunteering is choosing to do something for the benefit of others, or for your community or the environment, without being paid to do it. Volunteering is open to anyone, and can bring great personal rewards. We believe that everyone has a valuable contribution to make to society.

Volunteering is a great way to:

  • Meet people
  • Gain work experience
  • Make a difference
  • Do something you’re passionate about
  • Fill some spare time
  • Help people
  • Get involved in your local community
  • Try something new
  • Enjoy yourself

If you are looking for something to do then there are lots of organisations that would appreciate your time!

Getting started as a volunteer

There are lots of new and exciting opportunities being added to our database every day. You could be a befriender, treasurer, coach, first responder, wildlife or conservation volunteer…the possibilities are endless. Our volunteer advisors are here to help and can support you to identify suitable roles within your local community and get started with volunteering activities that you will find enjoyable and interesting.

Finding the right volunteering opportunity is easy:

You can either book an appointment online to speak with one of our volunteer advisors.

You can contact your local Volunteer Centre to arrange an appointment.

Search and Register an Interest in opportunities via the National Volunteering Website – Do-It.

Finally if you are interested in any of the roles below, you can complete this electronic form and we send your details over to the relevant organisation: Express an Interest in Volunteering Form

Here is a list of the Volunteering Opportunities that we currently have advertised through the Volunteer Centres. Please note that these tables are updated on a regular basis so please do check back for the latest roles.

Opportunities in Bold indicate the latest roles to be added to the tables.

Volunteer-involving Organisations

To register a volunteering opportunity with us, you can either fill out the required registration forms online or via email / post:  

Registering Online

Organisation Registration Form (Online)

Volunteering Opportunities Registration Form (Online)

Registering Via Email Or Post

Alternatively you can download, fill out and return the forms below to do-it@voluntarycentreservices.org.uk.

You may send them back via post FAO the Area Co-ordinator to the relevant district office: https://voluntarycentreservices.org.uk/contact-us/.

Volunteer Centres are a one-stop shop for volunteer recruitment, as well as offering a range of good practice resources, training and expertise to help you manage and retain your volunteers. Our three Centres work with organisations from all sectors to link potential volunteers with opportunities that match their interests and needs.

Your organisation can make use of our free service to advertise opportunities and recruit new volunteers.  Opportunities registered with us can b also appear on the list above and on the Volunteering in Lincolnshire Facebook page.

Volunteer Management Training

Voluntary Centre Services (VCS) in partnership with Lincolnshire Community & Voluntary Service (LCVS) and the Lincolnshire Volunteer Centres, have developed a series of Volunteer Management workshops to help voluntary sector groups and charities improve their skills and knowledge in recruiting, supporting and valuing their volunteers.

The programme is free for voluntary sector groups and charities working in Lincolnshire who are looking to recruit volunteers

It consists of 3 workshops which will be delivered over 5 half day sessions virtually on Zoom and will cover the volunteer journey from preparing your group for volunteers, to recruiting and supporting your volunteers to saying goodbye.

Groups can attend any of the five sessions depending on what stage they are in the volunteer management process.

The programme starts on Thursday 10th March 2022, running for 5 consecutive Thursdays until Thursday 7th April 2022.

Details of the full programme are below:

Thursday 10th March 2022 at 10am (Session 1)

Workshop 1: Getting Your Organisation Ready for Volunteers

Aims: To ensure your group has the correct policies and procedures in place to recruit volunteers. We will also look at how volunteering links in with your organisation’s mission and vision and strategies and why organisations take on volunteers as well as why people volunteer and why they don’t.

Thurs. 17th March & Thurs. 24th March 2022 at 9.30am (Sessions 2 & 3)

Workshop 2: Recruiting and Welcoming Volunteers & Making Volunteering Accessible to All

Aims: To be able to recruit and attract volunteers effectively for your organisation and have a wide range of volunteer roles available. We will also look at our you can make your organisation more inclusive for volunteers with additional needs and have a wider range of volunteers involved.

Thurs. 31st March & Thurs. 7th April 2022 at 9.30am (Sessions 4 & 5)

Workshop 3: Supporting, Supervising, Valuing and Developing Volunteers

Aims: To gain a greater understanding of how to support, value and develop volunteers with tips on conducting a good supervision session. We will also look at how you can deal with difficult situations and saying goodbye to volunteers,

To book on go to our Eventbrite Page.

Free Online Volunteer Training

We have a series of free online training for volunteers and staff working within the charitable sector. Please go to https://lincolnshirevolunteering.org.uk/online-training/ for more information.

Youth Volunteering

We would love to hear from young people aged 16-25 who would like to become volunteers! Through the highly successful vinvolved national youth volunteering scheme, there has been a strong focus on youth volunteering across the county in recent years. The legacy of this work is a bespoke website, where you can find volunteering opportunities just for you! Simply visit http://www.vinspired.com or get in touch with your local office.

We would also like to hear from organisations that would be able to offer young people a volunteering opportunity.

Group volunteering

Volunteering with others can be great fun, as you set goals and achieve things together for the benefit of an organisation or a charity of your choice. It can also be a good way to build a team, or just get friends together. Simply contact us and let us know what you would like to do.

Many employers are now using volunteering activities as an opportunity to get teams out and about and doing something different to

Our service for volunteer-involving organisations

What we do and don’t do
We promote your opportunities to potential volunteers face to face, at events and online through the Do-it website.  It is a free advertising service that enables you to reach a wide range of potential volunteers in a simple way. If someone is interested in your opportunities we will notify you of their contact details and ask you to get in touch with them to take things further.

We do not “vet” potential volunteers on your behalf, so you will need to carry out whatever recruitment and selection processes are appropriate for your work. However we can work with you to help you develop a recruitment process to suit your organisation and the work that volunteers do.

Disclosure & Barring Service
Volunteering opportunities involving work with children, young people or vulnerable adults may require the volunteer to undertake a criminal records  check as one of the elements of the selection process. It is the responsibility of the volunteer-involving organisation to undertake these checks in line with appropriate legislation.

Urban Challenge is registered as an Umbrella Body with the DBS, so we can provide more information and access to Disclosure & Barring service checks should you need it – visit the DBS pages on this site to find out more.