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Interests

  • Disability
  • Events and stewarding
  • No Specific Interest
  • Older People

Activities

  • Caring and Helping People

Would you like to support the Covid19 vaccination initiative for the Horsham District? If so, then this role is for you!

The Christ Hospital Vaccination Centre will be reopening again to deliver the Covid Booster jabs and Winter Flu vaccines.

We are looking for people to join our established and friendly team of volunteers , to help ensure that anyone arriving at the Christ Hospital Vaccination Centre site for their Covid19 vaccination has a positive and welcoming experience.  All our volunteers are based outside of the vaccination centre, (held within the Bluecoats Sport Centre) and are involved in managing all external operations.

Please note that we are particularly in need for volunteers to help on Saturday mornings.

Tasks will include:

  • helping with the flow of vehicles on and off the site, 
  • car park marshalling and traffic control,
  • keeping the rest of the team informed of car park spaces and any vehicle congestion affecting the site.
  • meeting and greeting people arriving, ensuring they know where to go and what to expect,
  • helping anyone needing mobility assistance
  • keeping wheelchairs clean and ready to use for anyone arriving with high mobility needs
  • ensuring social distancing is adhered to and those arriving are wearing a facemask
  • keeping morale up and queues moving (especially when in cold or wet weather)

Commitment

We are looking for people who can make themselves regularly available to commit to attending at least one shift per week wherever possible. Clinics run on Fridays and Saturdays. Often these run all day but can be shorter. However they are organised as 2 shifts, on a 6 hour basis - morning's run from 8am-2:30 and afternoon shifts from 13:30-20:00.

At the moment we expect the vaccination clinic to run on Fridays and Saturdays from Fri 1 October until the end of December, when it will be reviewed.

What we provide:

  • Regular comfort breaks and tea/coffee and treats are brought around to you
  • A high viz and radio where required

 What you need to provide:

  • You will need to be able to stand and work outside in all weather conditions for several hours at a time.  Please note that shifts are organised on a 6 hour basis - morning's 8am-2:30 and afternoon's 13:30-20:00
  • You will need to be able to travel to and from the vaccination centre by yourself.
  • You will need to provide your own suitable warm and weatherproof clothing.

If you are interested please make an enquiry through this website and a member of the VSS Team will get in touch with you as soon as possible. Please also note that these opportunities are often very popular and oversubscribed. We will endeavour to take anyone who is suitable inot the team to help, but may hold some on an waiting list to be called at a later stage. Your understanding and patience with this id greatly appreciated.

What skills do I need?

We are looking for people who 

  • are physically fit and able to stand and willing to move around the site and car parks as required to manage the changing external logistics
  • are outgoing, personable and have a friendly personality
  • enjoy engaging with and helping people of all ages and backgrounds
  • like being part of a team 
  • have a flexible and adaptable attitude to help meet needs as situation changes on site
  • are 18 or over.

Experience of dealing with the general public is of benefit.

We do not require a DBS check for this role

Applicants need to be 18 or over.

 

Interests

  • Disability
  • Events and stewarding
  • No Specific Interest
  • Older People

Activities

  • Caring and Helping People

Details

No additional details recorded for this opportunity.

When can I volunteer?

Slot Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No Yes Yes No
Afternoon No No No No Yes Yes No
Evening No No No No Yes No No

Availability Details

Clinics are run on Fridays 08:00 - 20:00hrs and Saturdays 08:00 - 14:00hrs but can sometimes finish a little earlier or later. They are organised as 2 shifts, on a 6 hour basis - morning's run from 8am-2:30 and afternoon shifts from 13:30-20:00. We are looking for people who can make themselves regularly available to commit to attending at least one shift per week wherever possible. Thank you.

Location

Bluecoat Sports Health & Fitness Club
Christ's Hospital
Christ Hospital
Horsham
West Sussex
RH13 0YB

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