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Published 23 September 2022

An exciting volunteering opportunity is now available, supporting the NHS as it rolls out the COVID-19 vaccination boosters across England this autumn and winter. 

Steward Volunteers are being recruited to support in non-clinical roles at vaccination sites in areas across England. They will join the wider NHS Volunteer Responders team.

Steward Volunteers provide a vital service by guiding and checking in people who attend for vaccination, freeing up clinical staff to vaccinate more people.  We need volunteers from every community to join us and help boost the nation’s immunity, protecting the most vulnerable from COVID-19.

More than 25 million people will be invited to come forward for the booster jab over the coming weeks. Boosters will be offered to priority groups including those clinically at risk and everyone aged 50 and over.

It’s easy to sign up at nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk.

Please note: if we sign up enough volunteers in each area we will close recruitment, but you will still be able to register your interest to be on standby if your help is needed at: nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk/nextinline.

Individuals who live outside of our current recruitment areas will also be able to register their interest via the next-in-line form above. 

Once the registration form is completed, an email with log-in details to sign up online will be sent. The GoodSAM app will then need to be downloaded on a smartphone. 

Our Ask to You

To help support our call out for volunteers, we have provided you with examples of communications that can be used across your networks, including content for newsletters, email communications and social media. Your support in sharing these would be much appreciated. 

If you need further text or photographs, please contact: marketing@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

 Newsletter Content 

 Short copy:

 Header: Volunteers needed to support COVID-19 vaccination

The NHS is calling for volunteers to support the COVID-19 vaccination programme in areas across England. Why not join and help strengthen people’s immunity levels and protect those most vulnerable against the virus?

Steward Volunteers are vital for the smooth running of vaccination sites and the rollout of vaccines this autumn and winter. They will carry out non-clinical tasks, freeing up medical staff to deliver the vaccine more quickly. For more information or to sign-up, please click the button below.

Find out more (button) – nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk

Long copy:

Header: Volunteers needed to support COVID-19 vaccination

The NHS is calling for volunteers to support the COVID-19 vaccination programme in areas across England. Why not join and help strengthen people’s immunity levels and protect those most vulnerable against the virus?

This autumn a massive 25+ million people will be invited to come forward for the booster jab.

This is a fulfilling, team-based role where you will be helping the NHS to protect your community. Steward Volunteers are vital for the smooth running of vaccination sites.

 A support team is on hand to provide any help or guidance you might need as an NHS Volunteer Responder. 

It’s easy sign-up at nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk. The time needed is flexible, on your terms, and once you are accepted, it’s simple to arrange shifts through the GoodSAM smartphone app. If you are already a Steward Volunteer, please keep checking for shifts in your area.

Sign up (button) – nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk

Volunteering can support your own wellbeing with proven benefits to both mental and physical health, and you will gain new skills and experience.

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