Where do you volunteer and what does the role entail?
Initially I was volunteering as a Vaccination Steward during the lockdown to support the rollout of the vaccination programme. Now I just volunteer as and when I’m needed. Each volunteer has access to an app which shows the requirements in your local area. Depending on if they have a requirement, I’m available and if the location isn’t too far away, I’ll go in to provide support. I’ve worked in Leamington, Coventry, and Bedworth at different locations so far.
As a Vaccination Steward the role varies, but generally I’ll meet and greet people, clean the chairs and equipment, manage the queues, check peoples’ information and enter all the details into the system, prepare the Covid cards and guide people through to the vaccinators. Depending on the type of vaccine being used at that centre you may have to allow people to wait for longer to ensure no adverse reactions before they leave.