Linkage Community Trust volunteer network

The county-based charity which supports learning disabled people, the Linkage Community Trust, is looking to develop a volunteer network across Lincolnshire.

There are opportunities to help set up Friends of Linkage fund-raising groups, organise charity box collections or help at a new flower farm project. Linkage needs horticultural assistants to help support its flower farm project at Scremby Grange, near Spilsby. The tasks include planting, harvesting flowers, preparing and maintaining flower beds, watering, as well as sharing ideas and suggestions. Previous experience or a keen interest in horticulture/gardening is preferable though not essential. James Bird, Head of Employment Services, says: “It’s an exciting and developing venture for us. We’re looking for volunteers to devote between 5 and 20 hours of their time including some weekends.”

For these posts, contact James by email: james.bird@linkage.org.uk.

Five fundraising group organisers are needed to cover East and West Lindsey, Lincoln and North East Lincolnshire. These roles will help recruit people or groups to develop a Friends of Linkage network, support meetings, deliver fund-raising events and keep them updated on the charity.

Christine Saxon, Head of Development, says: “We’d love to hear from people with some experience of fund-raising who would like more from their volunteering. Full details are on our website, or just ring me if you want to know more. In addition, we are looking for two volunteers to be Linkage’s charity box organisers in East Lindsey and North East Lincolnshire. Working with me, they will need to develop a network of collection tin points, maintain financial records and give 2-3 hours a week on average of their time.”

For all roles, Linkage will pay mileage and out-of-pocket expenses. More information on the fund-raising volunteer opportunities is available from 01522 507215 or visit linkage.org.uk.