NHS Volunteer Responders are urgently calling for more Steward Volunteers to support at vaccination sites. Requests for Steward Volunteers have soared in recent weeks and there are thousands of shifts that need filling in sites across the country every day.
Steward Volunteers support the efficient and safe movement of patients through vaccination sites, ensuring that social distancing measures are in place and identifying people who require additional support. They are vital to ensuring that vaccinations can be rolled out efficiently to all adults.
How to get involved
People interested are being asked to go to www.nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk to sign up as a Steward Volunteer. Shifts usually last up to six hours with your expenses covered. No experience or qualifications are required.
The NHS Volunteer Responders programme was set up by NHS England and is delivered by Royal Voluntary Service and GoodSAM. Volunteers use a mobile phone app to choose what shifts they would like to do and when.