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COVID-19 Mass Vaccination volunteers needed!

Non-clinical volunteers needed to support North Tyneside’s mass vaccination programme!

The new Covid-19 vaccine is now being rolled-out in North Tyneside in four mass vaccination sites across the borough. A dedicated team of NHS health professionals, aided by volunteers from across North Tyneside, is working together to deliver the vaccine to the most vulnerable groups (> 80 year olds first) in this initial community phase of the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme rollout.

VODA is recruiting non-clinical volunteers to support the health professionals to help with the smooth running of the site and ensure the safety of the people attending and working there.

The volunteering roles include helping to steward people safely round the centres and take the role of door attendants to help manage the flow of people. They are looking for people who are calm, patient and reliable and are able to spare some time to help out.

Keith Hardy, VODA’s Core Services Manager commented: “This is obviously a big and important programme to help us to try and get the country to recover from the pandemic and this is a great opportunity for the local community to be part of that effort.”

A DBS (criminal records check) is required, but if you do not have one VODA will arrange this for you. You will also be given training and PPE and VODA will be there to provide ongoing support if needed.

Apply here

Or email: Volunteering@voda.org.uk – please include a contact telephone number with your email.

If you would like further information please contact Keith Hardy on 0191 6432636 or email keith.hardy@voda.org.uk

Photos taken on the first day of vaccine delivery in Longbenton.