Friends of Barnwell Country Park - Food Festival General Volunteer

Organisation name

Friends of Barnwell Country Park and Northamptonshire Country Parks

Title of role

Food Festival - General volunteer

Main objectives

General volunteering duties to include car park attending, stewarding, raffle ticket selling and to ensure the day is enjoyed by all

Tasks and activities

Manning of Hidden Needs station. Visibility. Lost people station. Traffic and parking control. Assist with beer and cider sales. First aid.

Reporting to

Angie Holmes 07711 467180, Friends of Barnwell Country Park

Location

Barnwell Country Park visitor centre

Work hours

Sunday 15 September, 9am to 4pm, or just morning or afternoon

Skills/attributes/experience desired

First aiders welcome. Otherwise no specific experience required. Social care expertise specific for Hidden Needs station – reporting to specific qualified member of team.

Training provided?

No specific training provided.

Any other relevant information

Event starts at 10am and runs until 4pm.

Destination Nene Valley - Nene Valley Festival risk assessment co-ordinator

Project name

Nene Valley Festival

Organisation name

Destination Nene Valley (East Northamptonshire Council)

Title of role

Risk assessment co-ordinator

Main objectives

  • To assist with the development of the Nene Valley Festival

Tasks and activities

  • To liaise with festival partners in the compiling of a database of event risk assessments

Reporting to

Karen Williams, Tourism Promotions and Development Officer kwilliams@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk

Location

Any location. Volunteer will need their own PC/laptop

Work hours

One hour a week, predominantly throughout August and September

Skills/attributes/experience desired

  • Excellent communications skills

  • Knowledge of excel spreadsheets

Training provided?

  • Excellent communication skills      

  • Knowledge of twitter and facebook

Any other relevant information

  • Travel/parking costs covered

  • Voucher for food and refreshments will be provided

Destination Nene Valley - Nene Valley Festival social media co-ordinator

Project name

Nene Valley Festival

Organisation name

Destination Nene Valley (East Northamptonshire Council)

Title of role

Social media co-ordinator

Main objectives

  • To assist with the marketing of the festival through our social media channels

Tasks and activities

  • Use Hootsuite to schedule engaging tweets and posts

Reporting to

Karen Williams, Tourism Promotions and Development Officer kwilliams@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk

Location

Any location. Volunteer will need their own PC/laptop

Work hours

One hour a week, predominantly throughout August and September

Skills/attributes/experience desired

Excellent communication skills

Training provided?

  • Excellent communication skills      

  • Knowledge of twitter and facebook

Any other relevant information

  • Travel/parking costs covered

  • Voucher for food and refreshments will be provided

Destination Nene Valley - Nene Valley Festival survey co-ordinator

Project name

Nene Valley Festival

Organisation name

Destination Nene Valley (East Northamptonshire Council)

Title of role

Festival survey co-ordinator volunteer

Main objectives

  • To co-ordinate evaluation during the Nene Valley Festival period of 14-22 September

Tasks and activities

  • Undertake surveys at key events

Reporting to

Karen Williams, Tourism Promotions and Development Officer kwilliams@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk

Location

Peterborough Main Square on 14 September

Rushden Lakes on 15 September

Stanwick Lakes 22 September

Work hours

3 hours a day

Skills/attributes/experience desired

Excellent communication skills

Training provided?

  • Training will be provided on how to update the website

Any other relevant information

  • Travel/parking costs covered

  • Voucher for food and refreshments will be provided

Destination Nene Valley - Nene Valley website co-ordinator

Project name

Nene Valley website

Organisation name

Destination Nene Valley (East Northamptonshire Council)

Title of role

Website co-ordinator volunteer

Main objectives

  • To update the new Nene Valley website

Tasks and activities

  • To update the Nene Valley website to include events, listing, offers etc

Reporting to

Karen Williams, Tourism Promotions and Development Officer kwilliams@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk

Location

Volunteer can work at any location providing they have their own PC/laptop

Work hours

One hour a week minimum

Skills/attributes/experience desired

None required

Training provided?

  • Training will be provided on how to update the website

Any other relevant information

  • Mileage and other activities involving cost will be reimbursed

Rockingham Forest Trust (Stanwick Lakes) - Historic Garden Care Volunteer

Project name

Settlers of the Nene Valley

Organisation name

Rockingham Forest Trust (Stanwick Lakes)

Title of role

Historic Garden Care Volunteer

Main objectives

  • To help care for the garden, research garden history and engage people with it

  • Teamworking, learning new skills, sharing skills, improved physical fitness and mental wellbeing

Tasks and activities

  • Weeding, watering and general gardening.

  • Art & cultural works inspired by the plants and garden

  • Research to inform/develop information boards

  • Other initiatives as identified during the project

  • Active participation in “immersion events” as appropriate

Reporting to

Becky Gill, 01933 625527 or 07866 476445 b.gill@rftrust.org.uk

Location

Stanwick Lakes, Stanwick, Northamptonshire, NN9 6GY

Work hours

Usually Tuesdays between 11am and 2pm (this may increase or vary as the garden becomes more established and the number of volunteers increases)

Skills/attributes/experience desired

A willingness to work together to learn new skills and help others to learn

Training provided?

  • Informal on-the-job training given to volunteers through ad-hoc workshops

  • Health & safety briefings given to volunteers as required – especially in the use of tools

  • Volunteers are also given the opportunity to attend in-house / Trading Places craft courses, e.g. mosaics, basket weaving

Any other relevant information

  • We range in age from 19 to 65+ and in gardening knowledge and experience

  • We keep in touch with our volunteers via WhatsApp and email, so that volunteers keep up to date with progress and know when work sessions are taking place.

  • Although it’s better if volunteers attend every week – this isn’t always possible, so that some volunteers just join in when they can

Northamptonshire Country Parks - Barnwell Sausage & Cider Festival

Organisation name

Northamptonshire Country Parks

Title of role

Volunteer Event Assistant

Main objectives

Arrive on time, polite welcome to visitors 

Tasks and activities

Car park marshalling, litter picking

Reporting to

Matt Harrel, Vikki Austin barnwell@northamptonshire.gov.uk 03001265931

Location

Barnwell Country Park visitor centre, Barnwell Country Park, Barnwell Road, Oundle, PE8 5PB

Work hours

10am - 4pm

Skills/attributes/experience desired

Previous experience with events desirable not essential

Training provided?

On site in the morning, relevant PPE will be provided

Any other relevant information

Bring suitable footwear and clothing. Sun protection, hat and water if hot/sunny weather predicted

Outdoor Tribe - Woodland Resource Development Volunteer

Organisation name

Outdoor Tribe

Title of role

Woodland resource development volunteer

Main objectives

Improvements in own health and wellbeing through being involved in light woodland management related tasks, with possibility for occasional intergenerational work with the public.

Tasks and activities

Seasonal woodland management including coppicing, tree planting, woodland ride management, woodland surveys, site/resource development for occasional public events

Reporting to

Susan Collini - susan@outdoortribe.co.uk 07799 892900

Location

Sudborough, East Northants (between Thrapston and Corby)

Work hours

9.30am to 12.30pm on alternate Monday mornings

Skills/attributes/experience desired

Enthusiasm. Willingness to work as a team. No previous woodland experience required

Training provided?

Ongoing training provided for development of woodland management related skills. We provide further training for volunteers who wish to become involved with events run for the public, such as monthly sessions for families with children with special educational needs.

Any other relevant information

Volunteers need to have their own transport

Rockingham Forest Trust (Stanwick Lakes) - Settlers of the Nene Valley Events Volunteer

Organisation name

Rockingham Forest Trust (Stanwick Lakes)

Title of role

Project Events Volunteer

Main objectives

To support the project’s events by organising or helping to run small activities for visitors.

Tasks and activities

The activities include cooking, weaving, trails, archaeology, Settlers’ fashions, pottery, wattle and daubing etc.

Reporting to

Becky Gill: b.gill@rftrust.org.uk

Location

Stanwick Lakes

Work hours

Variable

Skills/attributes/experience desired

For all activities, an enthusiasm to be involved is all that is required.

Training provided?

For all aspects of the role, in-house training and support is available to all volunteers.

Any other relevant information

For more information visit www.facebook.com/settlersofthenenevalley

Rockingham Forest Trust (Stanwick Lakes) - Settlers of the Nene Valley Barn and Garden Volunteer

Organisation name

Rockingham Forest Trust (Stanwick Lakes)

Title of role

Barn and Garden Volunteer

Main objectives

To develop and maintain the project’s ancestral garden and barn

Tasks and activities

Bricklaying, wattle and daubing, planting, garden maintenance

Reporting to

Becky Gill: b.gill@rftrust.org.uk

Location

Stanwick Lakes

Work hours

Variable

Skills/attributes/experience desired

For all activities except bricklaying, an enthusiasm to be involved is all that is required. However, an experienced brick layer is required for the barn.

Training provided?

For all aspects of the role, except bricklaying, in-house training and support is available to all volunteers.

Any other relevant information

For more information visit www.facebook.com/settlersofthenenevalley

National Leather Collection - Volunteer Archive Digitiser

Project name

Telling the Story of Leather

Organisation name

National Leather Collection

Title of role

Volunteer Digitiser

Main objectives (what outcomes will you want to see from the volunteers)

  • Digitisation of the National Leather Collection’s paper archive by producing .JPEG files of all papers, photographs and film negatives.

  • A clear desktop system of these files to correlate with the physical storage.

Tasks and activities (what jobs will they do to achieve the above?)

  • Use a flatbed scanner to scan paper documents, photographs and film negatives to produce .JPEG files.

  • Organise files on the computer in a system that mirrors the physical storage.

  • Read and identify documents by adding metadata tags and descriptive information to the files.

Reporting to

Victoria Green, Project Manager victoria.green@nationalleathercollection.org

Location

2nd Floor Grosvenor Chambers, Grosvenor Shopping Centre, Northampton, NN1 2EW

Work hours

Flexible; we ask for a commitment of 4-6 hours per week, which can be completed over 1 or 2 days. (Our operating hours are Mon – Thurs, 10:00 – 16:00.)

Skills/attributes/experience desired

  • Be familiar with the use of a computer and document scanner.

  • Good organisation

  • Able to work as part of a team

  • Be motivated and able to self-manage

Training provided?

We are hosting a volunteer recruitment event at the National Leather Collection on Thursday 5th July from 14:00 - 15:00. This will provide an introduction to the project and an opportunity to meet the Project Manager and ask questions.

  • Basic archival/cataloguing training.

  • Training on how to use scanner and associated software.

  • Continued support provided by Project Manager.

Any other relevant information

The National Leather Collection is fully wheelchair accessible.

The project has a small budget for volunteer expenses, and may be able to refund the cost of bus tickets and public parking.

 

National Leather Collection - Volunteer Digital Curator

Project name

Telling the Story of Leather

Organisation name

National Leather Collection

Title of role

Volunteer Digital Curator

Main objectives

  • To create and maintain a well-organised Flickr album of documents, photographs and film negatives.

  • To supplement the album with information and tags.

Tasks and activities

  • Upload photos to the museum’s Flickr account.

  • Organise and maintain an online catalogue by sorting files into albums.

  • Augmenting photographs with relevant information and adding tags to make the catalogue searchable.

Reporting to

Victoria Green, Project Manager victoria.green@nationalleathercollection.org

Location

2nd Floor Grosvenor Chambers, Grosvenor Shopping Centre, Northampton, NN1 2EW

Work hours

Flexible; we ask for a commitment of 4-6 hours per week, which can be completed over 1 or 2 days. (Our operating hours are Mon – Thurs, 10:00 – 16:00.)

Skills/attributes/experience desired

  • Be competent with a computer and able to upload photos

  • Good organisation

  • Able to work as part of a team

  • Be motivated and able to self-manage

Training provided?

We are hosting a volunteer recruitment event at the National Leather Collection on Thursday 5th July from 14:00 - 15:00. This will provide an introduction to the project and an opportunity to meet the Project Manager and ask questions.

  • Basic archival/cataloguing training.

  • Training in how to use and manage a Flickr account.

  • Continued support provided by Project Manager.

Any other relevant information

  • The National Leather Collection is fully wheelchair accessible.

  • The project has a small budget for volunteer expenses, and may be able to refund the cost of bus tickets and public parking.

National Leather Collection - Archival Assistant

Project name

Telling the Story of Leather

Organisation name

National Leather Collection

Title of role

Volunteer Archival Assistant

Main objectives

  • Organise the museum’s paper archive.
  • Create a detailed catalogue of all archival material.
  • Implement a new system for classifying and storing documents, photos and film negatives.

Tasks and activities

  • Explore the archives and produce a quick box list to show what material we have.
  • Organise and classify material.
  • List material and storage location to produce a catalogue.
  • Augmenting catalogue with further information by studying documents.

Reporting to

Victoria Green, Project Manager victoria.green@nationalleathercollection.org

Location

2nd Floor Grosvenor Chambers, Grosvenor Shopping Centre, Northampton, NN1 2EW

Work hours

Flexible; we ask for a commitment of 4-6 hours per week, which can be completed over 1 or 2 days. (Our operating hours are Mon – Thurs, 10:00 – 16:00.)

Skills/attributes/experience desired

  • Have an interest in history
  • Good organisation
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Be motivated and able to self-manage

Training provided?

We are hosting a volunteer recruitment event at the National Leather Collection on Thursday 5th July from 14:00 - 15:00. This will provide an introduction to the project and an opportunity to meet the Project Manager and ask questions.

  • Basic archival/cataloguing training.
  • Training in the handling of museum objects.
  • Continued support provided by Project Manager.

Any other relevant information

  • The National Leather Collection is fully wheelchair accessible.
  • The project has a small budget for volunteer expenses, and may be able to refund the cost of bus tickets and public parking.

Anglian Waterways (Environment Agency) - Lock and marina volunteer

Organisation name

Environment Agency - Anglian Waterways

Title of role

Lock and marina volunteer

Main objective

Assist and encourage boaters and the general public to enjoy their waterways more

Tasks and activities:

Welcoming boaters at Northampton lock, assisting their passage, welcoming boaters at Northampton Marina and general assistance with keeping the site tidy and in good order.

Reporting to:

Rachael Brown (Cambridgeshire ACRE) 01353 865037 rachael.brown@cambsacre.org.uk

Location: Northampton Marina and lock

Work hours: Flexible hours

Skills/attributes/experience desired

  • Over 18 yrs of age
  • Reasonably fit
  • Good with people
  • Happy to be around water (don’t have to be able to swim)

 
Training provided?

  • Classroom training session plus site visit
  • On the job mentoring by site manager and river inspectors

Other information

Scheme is managed by Cambridgeshire ACRE on behalf of the Environment Agency Waterways Team. Volunteers will have EA uniform and ID badge and must not be in dispute with the EA. More information  on the website here: https://anglianwaterwaysvolunteerscheme.wordpress.com/

Nene Park Trust - Events volunteer

Organisation name

Nene Park Trust

Title of role

Events volunteer

Main objective

To assist the Nene Park Trust in delivering public events in Nene Park

Tasks and activities:

Support the Education and Activities Manager, Senior Education and Activities Officer and Education, Activities Officers and Activities Administrator in the delivery of public events.

Reporting to:

Melanie Church Melanie.Church@neneparktrust.org.uk

Location: Nene Park Trust, Ham Farm House, Ham Lane, Peterborough, PE2 5UU

Work hours: Variable depending on events. Volunteers will be provided with a list of events and times when support would be welcomed and invited to sign up to attend as they wish.

Skills/attributes/experience desired

  • Excellent communication skills and enjoy engaging with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Willingness to learn about the Park and visitor offer
  • Willingness to undergo DBS check
  • Willingness to undergo other training e.g. disability awareness
  • Willingness to work in all weathers
  • Willingness to be First Aid trained
  • Ability to work as part of a team and unaccompanied
  • Reliability
  • Lots of enthusiasm and a can-do attitude
     

Training provided?

We will provide

  • Uniform 
  • Safety information and equipment as required
  • Training
  • Support and mentoring from Park staff
     

Nene Park Trust - Visitor centre volunteer

Organisation name

Nene Park Trust

Title of role

Visitor centre volunteer

Main objective

To ensure that all visitors enjoy a great visit to the Park

Tasks and activities:

You may be involved with only some of the duties listed below based on your experience, skills and wishes. This will be discussed and agreed with Trust staff as part of the application and induction process.

  • Provide information and assistance to Park visitors
  • Promote and take bookings for events and activities
  • Operate the till and process card transactions
  • Issue mobility scooters to visitors
  • Replenish stock and information
  • Carry out visitor surveys
  • Carry out light cleaning duties to ensure that the Visitor Centre is clean and tidy
  • Record wildlife sightings
  • Liaise with the Community Ranger

Reporting to:

Clare Rayment clare.rayment@neneparktrust.org.uk

Location: Nene Park Trust, Ham Farm House, Ham Lane, Peterborough, PE2 5UU

Work hours: We would welcome applications from everyone fulfilling the criteria and able to give on average 2-4 hours per week. Particularly during peak times e.g. weekends, school holidays and during the spring/summer season.

Skills/attributes/experience desired

  • Excellent communication skills and enjoy engaging with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Willingness to learn about the Park and visitor offer
  • Willingness to undergo DBS check
  • Willingness to undergo other training e.g. disability awareness
  • Willingness to work in all weathers
  • Willingness to be First Aid trained
  • Ability to work as part of a team and unaccompanied
  • Reliability
  • Lots of enthusiasm and a can-do attitude
     

Training provided?

We will provide

  • Safety information and equipment as required
  • A full induction and training
  • Support and mentoring from Park staff
  • Opportunities to gain new skills and experience
  • Uniform