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Covid-19 vaccination centre volunteering in Hackney

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Do you have spare hours in the week? Would you like to support the NHS and play a vital part in the Covid-19 vaccination roll out?

There are two main vaccination sites in Hackney - Bocking Street by London Fields and John Scott Health Centre on Green Lanes by the reservoirs - as well as some community pharmacies providing vaccinations. Volunteers at these sites work alongside NHS and other professionals to ensure that individuals coming to be vaccinated are welcomed and supported throughout their visit.

We urgently need new volunteers who can commit to at least one shift a week. Shifts are 3 hours long and there are typically four shifts a day, starting at 8am and finishing at 8pm. Currently the 11am-2pm and 2pm-5pm slots are the most difficult to fill, so we urgently need to find volunteers who are available at these times.

Volunteering is a great way to get out, meet people, use your life experience and learn new skills, at the same time as doing something which benefits your local community. As a volunteer, you will help each individual enter and exit the site safely, taking into account the latest Covid-secure guidelines, assist them with registering on arrival, and generally look after their wellbeing whilst they are at the vaccination centre. This may include answering questions on what will happen, guiding them to appropriate areas or just giving a friendly smile and allowing them to share a story.

If you are interested in joining Hackney’s Covid-19 vaccination volunteering team then please register your interest!

Jane Tyler

Further location details may be provided below.

350 Bocking Street E8 3RU John Scott Health Centre, Green Lanes N4 2NU

Bocking Street Overground - London Fields and a 7 minute walk Bus 26, 236, 394 John Scot Health Center Underground - Manor House Station and a 10 minute walk Bus 141, 341

One week

300

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- Being confident and caring while ensuring a professional image that allows everyone who should receive the vaccine be able to receive it. - This role will require most of the 3-hour shift to be standing and outdoor based so you will need to be comfortable with this level of physical activity and wear the suitable clothes for the days weather. - If you have previous stewarding experience it would be useful but not necessary, as full training will be given - We would love to hear from people who can speak any of Hackneys community languages.

Helping to lead the country out from the COVID-19 pandemic. This role is a great way to interact with your community and immediate volunteer team in an outdoor setting, whilst learning how to manage a continuous flow of people and ensuring your shift remains free of bottle necks which allow the vaccinators to complete their important task successfully.

Practical Work & DIY,Events & Stewarding,Caring,Community Work,General and Helping

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