COVID-19 Volunteer Vaccination Marshals Needed!

It is fantastic news that we have commenced the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Primary Care across Doncaster. As this is the largest vaccination programme ever embarked on in Doncaster we are asking for as much support as possible, from volunteers, to support marshalling the five vaccination sites across Doncaster. ​There will be an ongoing demand for support throughout the vaccination rollout.

The marshalling support will involve the following duties;

●  Greeting and directing those people being vaccinated to the correct place within the venue

●  Taking temperatures/asking questions regarding symptoms

●  Informing attendees about COVID safety measures

●  Maintaining flow and social distancing

●  Observing people for 15 minutes post vaccination

●  Support to anyone requiring additional assistance e.g. mobility issues

●  Providing general support to staff working at the site

As a Vaccination Marshal Volunteer, you will not be asked to provide medical assistance, advice or personal care to patients. 

The role is an active one and volunteers need to be mobile/on their feet for the duration of the session (all sites are wheelchair accessible). 

This role is open to those aged 16 and over.  

The rotas are subject to change according to the availability of the vaccine and this can be at short notice. Typically, sessions run from 8am to 1pm / 1pm to 6pm or 8am to 2pm / 2pm to 8pm daily, though this is subject to change and shorter shifts may be available. Volunteers will be required to attend a briefing on arrival and may need to have a Covid test on-site, therefore they must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the session start time. It may also be necessary to stay on-site for a debrief/handover at the end of each session. It is vital that you have photo ID with you. Please wear your own mask if you are able to, but personal protective equipment will be provided by the site. 

As of 30th June 2021, anyone who is able to help out should register via the NHS Responders GoodSAM app/website (please select ‘Volunteer Steward (COVID-19 Vaccination) and Non Clinical Support Volunteer’ as your chosen role). If anyone has issues getting registered on GoodSAM, please contact donccg.urgent-care@nhs.net. All shifts will be uploaded weekly to the app, so keep checking back to see what’s available!

Please send any queries to ​volunteering@voluntaryactiondoncaster.org.uk