Urgent Appeal for Vaccination Steward Volunteers

The NHS is in a race against time to give all eligible adults booster jabs by the end of the year, following the Prime Minister’s announcement last night.

Help the Royal Voluntary Service get all adults ‘boosted’ before New Year

We are asking all our NHS Volunteer Responders to step up and sign up to the vaccination Steward Volunteer role.

Steward Volunteers are essential for the safe and efficient running of vaccination sites. You will help guide people on site, monitor social distancing and identify people who need additional support, among other duties. You may be outdoors for some or all your shift so will need to dress for winter weather.

Please help to deliver as many booster jabs as possible before New Year. Sign up now, even if you can only help over the Christmas period, or only have time to pick up 1 or 2 shifts. We have lots of shorter shifts of just 3 or 4 hours available to fit around your Christmas plans.

Sam Ward, Deputy CEO, Royal Voluntary Service

How to sign up

  • Visit the GoodSAM website and login using the email you used to sign up to become an NHS Volunteer Responder.
  • Click on ‘Change your Current Roles’.
  • Use the tick boxes to add ‘Vaccination Steward’ and select ‘Apply changes’. If this option isn’t available, you can fill in the signup form also found on this page.

What to expect

Steward shifts will be coming in thick and fast, many may be last minute requests for help and it would be great if you could pick some of these up. They also need you to plan ahead and book yourself in for as many shifts as you can over the next few weeks.

The NHS needs you to keep checking Future Tasks on the GoodSAM app – and please don’t cancel a shift unless it really is unavoidable.

During this busy period, staff at vaccination sites may not have time to show their appreciation for your efforts but please be assured that everyone in the NHS and at vaccination centres is extremely grateful for your help in getting the country ‘boosted’.

Information the NHS Volunteer Responder Program and How to Apply

To find out more about volunteering as an NHS Volunteer Responder, and how to apply, visit the Royal Voluntary Service website here.

Content submitted by the Royal Voluntary Service

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