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Volunteers needed for coronavirus vaccination programme in Leicester and Rutland




A call has gone out for people who could help roll out Leicestershire and Rutland’s coronavirus vaccination programme.

In the coming weeks the NHS and the Government will be trying to ramp up the number of jabs administered at vaccination sites.

There is now an effort to recruit both volunteers and paid staff for roles in Rutland and Leicestershire.

Doctor drawing up solution from vaccine bottle and filling syringe injection
Doctor drawing up solution from vaccine bottle and filling syringe injection

Voluntary Action Leicestershire (VAL) is looking for greeters, stewards and chaperones for patients who are arriving to receive their vaccinations.

NHS staff will remain responsible for the actual administration of vaccine doses.

A VAL spokesman said: “The key aim of this role is to support a smooth and safe process for vaccinations to take place at several sites across Leicester and Leicestershire.

“Volunteers will be given specific tasks when they are on site.”

Duties will include:

  • Greeting people as they arrive at the site and directing them to each stage of the process in a safe manner
  • Being a friendly face to reassure people as they make their way around the site
  • Reminding people about national guidelines such as social distancing and mask protection
  • Addressing any issues or concerns that arise and escalate to a member of staff if needed
  • Staying in contact with the other areas’ representatives to help avoid congestion
  • Supporting a smooth process that allows speed, safety and security for everyone involved
  • Identifying any people that may require additional support during their visit to the site (carer/chaperone or additional language support) and directing them to where they can get support
  • Offering enhanced support to those requiring it such as those who cannot queue standing
  • PPE will be provided to all volunteers

Anyone wishing to apply should visit the VAL website here.

There are some paid roles available across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland too. For full details of all the roles, click here.

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