Volunteer to help children learn more about their environment

A small number of free training places are available for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer Eco-Schools Green Flag Assessor for Keep Britain Tidy.

  • Are you passionate about environmental education?
  • Would you like to help create great community cohesion in your Local Authority?
  • Would you like to help encourage young people to become more environmentally responsible?
  • Would you like to encourage schools to become more sustainable and environmentally aware?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you may be interested in becoming an Eco-Schools Green Flag Assessor.

The Eco-Schools programme is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world. There are more than 30 schools registered in North East Lincolnshire.

The Eco-Schools Green Flag is an international award schools attain to show their commitment to the environment.

To gain the Green Flag, the school must be assessed by an Eco-Schools Green Flag Assessor.

This process involves the assessor reading the school’s Green Flag application documents, and then visiting the school to meet the Eco-Committee and Eco-Coordinator to assess whether the Eco-Schools ethos is embedded throughout the school.

Benefits include:

  • Receive professional volunteering training
  • Meet others interested in the Eco-Schools programme
  • Gain inspiration from real-life examples of environmental action and learning
  • Develop skills in communication, observation and assessment
  • Practice report writing and administration skills
  • Have fun!

Provisionally, the training date will be in the week beginning 25 November.

If you’re interested please email Jenny.Scantlebury@nelincs.gov.uk.

Click here for more details.

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Women’s Aid – Recycling Rally

Women’s Aid would like to invite you to a Recycling Rally.

Can you spare one hour of your time?

Could you pop in to help them sort through their hundreds of bags of donated recycling. . . . . they all have to be sorted into separate bags
(crisps, biscuits, sweets, etc)

Friday 20th September 2019 Drop in anytime between
9.30am – 4pm, Centre 4, Wootton Road, Grimsby
This fun & social event is being organised because their recycling appeal has been so amazing and successful !  
Refreshments, biscuits and cakes will be provided to keep you going !

ANY amount of time you can give on the day would be very much appreciated (adults only)
– maybe an hour or two, or the morning/afternoon?
– full instructions and help will be provided

You can access there facebook page here.

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Friendship at Home Management Committee – The Treasurer

Duties and Role Description etc. – Treasurer

Role of treasurer

1. Financial qualifications and experience

2. Some experience of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes

3. The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences

4. A preparedness to make unpopular recommendations to the Management Committee

5. A willingness to be available to all staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis

Additional job description duties for our Treasurer

In addition to the general responsibilities for all trustees the treasurer also has some specific responsibilities:

The overall role of our Treasurer is to maintain an overview of F@H affairs, ensuring its financial viability and that proper financial record and procedures are maintained.

1. Overseeing, approving and presenting budgets, accounts and financial statements.

2. Being assured that the financial resources of F@H meet its present and future needs.

3. Ensuring that F@H has an appropriate reserves policy.

4. The preparation and presentation of financial reports to the Management Committee.

5. Ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place.

6. Liaising with staff and volunteers about financial matters.

7. Advising on the financial implications of F@H strategic plans.

8. Ensuring that there is no conflict between any investment held and the aims and objects of F@H.

9. Ensuring F@H compliance with current relevant legislation.

10. Ensuring that equipment and assets are adequately maintained and insured.

11. Ensuring that the accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by funders and the relevant statutory bodies, e.g. the Charity Commission.

12. If external scrutiny of accounts is required, ensuring that the accounts are scrutinised in the manner required (independent examination or audit) and any recommendations are implemented.

13. Contributing to the fundraising strategy of F@H.

14. Making a formal presentation of the accounts at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and drawing attention to important points in a coherent and easily understandable way.

15. Sitting on appraisal, recruitment and disciplinary panels as required.

Person specification – The skills, experience and qualities expected from the treasurer.

All trustees should be able to demonstrate basic qualities of commitment and

integrity; our Treasurer should demonstrate additional skills including experience of

financial management appropriate to the size and complexity of the finances of F@H.


Lyse Stephenson (Operational Manager)

Friendship at Home 01472 602500


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Pilgrim in Immingham – Heritage Volunteers Needed!

Pilgrims in Immingham are currently working on a specific project for the Mayflower 400 commemorations to create some Heritage Ambassador volunteers who can act as guides in Immingham to support a variety of events and activities. 

They need volunteers who are passionate about the heritage, who will be willing to learn all about the Pilgrim families, who they were, where they were from, Immingham’s part in the escape of the Pilgrims in 1608, the Mayflower journey 12 years later and, most importantly, be happy to talk enthusiastically to visitors and residents so that they too can learn about this important story.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing Deborah Cooper – deborah.cooper@nelincs.gov.uk or call 01472 324367.

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Citizens Advice North East Lincolnshire (CANEL) is looking for volunteers

Citizens Advice North East Lincolnshire (CANEL) is looking for volunteers to fill a variety of roles to help and support our current team.

CANEL provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.

CANEL values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.

Our service aims are:

  • to provide the advice people need for the problems they face


  • to improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives.

For more information please contact Jill on 01472 252512 or email jill.lambton@advicenel.org.uk

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Foresight have a shortage of volunteers for their ‘Befriending Service’.

Their befriending service is aimed at older people – most just want a bit of company – they say 4 hours a week but most of their current volunteers do 2-3 hours a week, and provide a variety of support – sometimes it’s company at home, sometimes if the volunteer is a driver it’s with errands around town (groceries, pharmacy etc) and some it’s with specific activities in the community – it really depends on what the individual wants out of the support. Ideally Foresight are looking for drivers with their own transport, but non-drivers are good too.

Please contact Becky or Amy on 01472 269666

This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who is looking for care/support  work to add further experience to their CV.

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Leaders Required for New LEP Health and Care Enterprise Board

Deadline Friday 28th June 2019

The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership is looking for leaders in the health and care sector to join its new Health and Care Enterprise Board.

The new board has been set up by the LEP to promote the health and care sector in Greater Lincolnshire – and the call has gone out for leaders from the sector to act as ambassadors for the industry and represent the sectors across Greater Lincolnshire.

The Health and Care Enterprise Board will take the lead on health and care strategy and give focus to the delivery of the LEP’s emerging Local Industrial Strategy.

“The health and care sector in Greater Lincolnshire is worth about £1.8bn a year, around 8.5% of total economic output,” said Andrew Brooks, Commissioning Manager at the Greater Lincolnshire LEP.

“It employs some 62,000 people in Greater Lincolnshire, around 14% of the total workforce, which is a higher share of workforce than the UK average.

“It’s a vital sector for us, which is why we’ve set up a board to guide the future growth of health and care in our area.

Candidates for all the roles must live or work in Greater Lincolnshire and be able to take a broad view of all the issues affecting the Greater Lincolnshire economy.

Roles are voluntary and will involve between three and six meetings per year. The LEP is particularly keen to hear from female candidates.

Interested parties should send their CV and covering letter to sue.groves@lincolnshire.gov.uk.

For more information please visit the Business Lincolnshire website here.

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Athena Aspire Non-Exec Company Directors Wanted

Athena Aspire are looking for talented and enthusiastic people to shape and direct strategy for their operations across North Yorkshire and the Humber. Directors meet bi-monthly, usually on a Friday morning, and the meetings last approximately 2 hours.

About Athena Aspire

Athena Aspire was set up to help people of all ages get ahead in life. They work with a lot of partners, some very big and some very small. They are a social enterprise and care passionately about being good at what they do. they’re committed to helping the community to be a better place to live. The aim is to work with you, whether you are an employer or someone looking to make a change in your life.  They specialise in mentoring and tailoring learning needs to the individual. It’s not all about English and Maths (although they do those) it’s also about life skills and those little opportunities that turn out to be big ones. Additionally they provide accredited training in First Aid and Safeguarding for coaches and sports clubs.

About the Role

Athena Aspire have an independent Board of Directors who keep them on our toes. They steer the operations and ensure the compliance with all relevant legal and financial obligations, bring their valuable personal and professional experience to the better management of Athena Aspire. Their Directors are also the ambassadors spreading a positive message about the work. 

A full role description can be found here.

To visit the Athena Aspire website click here.

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Volunteer Refuge Assistant – Womens Aid NEL

Applications close on 1 March 2019

Location: Town Centre Grimsby

The nature of the work undertaken means that this invitation is for women only and is exempt under Schedule 9 Part 1 Equalities Act 2010

Women’s aid NEL are looking for volunteers to join a very exciting new project in Refuge

They are looking for enthusiastic, understanding and supportive volunteers to help within refuge.

The project is new and exciting but ensuring they get the right people is crucial so their criteria for this position is set very high. Volunteers must be embarking on a career path in housing, criminal justice, social care or support services.

Please read the task description below for all the details

This position is NOT a support position. WA has qualified, experienced and paid support staff. This post is to support them with telephone, admin and office duties. HOWEVER this position will give you many experiences and training and may lead into a future career within domestic abuse support services. Days and times can be discussed, but once agreed, attendance and commitment are crucial to this position – this includes during school holidays. Volunteers must be willing to undertake 4 days of mandatory training for this position.

Interviews are taking place on Wednesday 6th March in the afternoon

The Women’s Aid NEL website can be accessed here.

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