Community Lincs is thrilled to welcome four students, from Sleaford’s local secondary schools, through its doors to undertake work experience this week.
Students are joining the charity from; Carres Grammar School, St George’s Academy and Kesteven & Sleaford High School for Girls. Three of the students are currently studying for A levels, the fourth has just completed GCSEs. They have all joined the charity to experience life working within a voluntary organisation.
“I made the choice to come to Community Lincs to find out more about working within a charity and to gain transferable skills.” said one of the work placement students. “I’m planning on going to university after my A levels and think that doing a work placement will really help me, giving me skills, knowledge and a different experience to school life.”
The students will be taking part, and supporting Community Lincs staff group, in a variety of activities throughout the week, including;
· Launching a Friendship Group as part of the T.E.D. programme
· Attending events with the Community Lincs Rural Officers
· Writing press releases and undertaking social media work
· Undertaking safeguarding training
“This is the first time Community Lincs has worked with all three local schools to provide work placements and we are thrilled to welcome the students; giving them the opportunity to experience working life in a busy charity.” said Gail Jackson, CEO of Community Lincs, “Charities play an invaluable role in our society and Community Lincs is committed to offering young people the opportunity to experience our day-to-day work and possibly to inspire them consider a career within the charity, NGO or not-for-profit sector.”
To find out how you can get involved either by supporting our work as a volunteer visit our volunteering page or if you would like to find out more about undertaking a work placement with us email firstname.lastname@example.org