The search for volunteers to help roll out future coronavirus vaccinations in Lichfield and Burntwood has begun.

Roles for carers, runners and stewards have been advertised on the DoIt volunteering website.

The role descriptions say people taking part will be asked to work in one of two shifts – 8.45am to 1.45pmn or from 1.30pm to 6.15pm.

The advert added:

“These roles involve proximity to large numbers of people from a wide geographical area. While hygiene, social distancing and PPE will be in place, it is advised that anyone in a higher risk category in relation to COVID-19 should not apply for these roles.

“In addition, both roles are anticipated to be on your feet for much of the shift. The steward role is outdoors, though there is a reception area in adverse weather.

“All roles will be expected to wear a mask while volunteering, though you will be able to have a short break from this during the shift.

“You can park at the venue, but expenses are not offered for commuting to the venue as a matter of course.”

More details on the steward roles are available here, while the carer and runner role description is available here.

A spokesperson added:

“Although local partners are still awaiting more detailed guidance and confirmation from the NHS nationally, we are now reaching out to individuals and voluntary organisations who may be able to assist in the community vaccination programme, so that we can be ready to go once we have the green light.

“As such, we anticipate the need for Vaccine Support Volunteers to volunteer alongside NHS staff teams at our local vaccine sites.

“These support roles will enable effective and efficient roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine and greatly support our dedicated NHS staff who are embarking upon this national challenge.

“We are looking for people with a caring and organised temperament, and there are particular practical considerations and commitments too, so please read the role description carefully before stepping forward.”

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12 Comments

  1. I am happy to assist I am qualified to administer the flu vaccine but I’m not a nurse I work in occupational health and will be happy to assist where required

  2. Hi I’m worried about my wife not being able to get the vaccine soon She has a lung condition known as IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) also she is not 80 until next month I am 81 but would rather my wife be vaccinated first due to her condition Any feedback would be helpful thanks

  3. I am willing to help in a caring role, or assist with the covid injections. I am retired from several years, as a senior health care . On a ward environment. Also at Burntwood doctors.

  4. Hi

    I am happy to help administer the vaccine but would need to be weekends as I work Monday to Friday, I am a paediatric nurse.

  5. I am available most days for car park marshalling, admin and general non medical support.
    Have experience of logistics, team leadership and resource management.

  6. Respect to those offering help, but the article does include a link where your interest can be registered. Doing it on here won’t be seen by the people who need to know of your availability.

  7. I would help as a vaccinator or steward if needed. Only available mon, wed, thur am willing to work one full day or two half days in Lichfield or Burntwood.
    Retired senior RGN. I retired in June 2020

  8. Hi I am happy to volunteer, I have no medical experience and am retired from a career in banking, but I am willing to assist.

  9. Hi I am retired HCA I have given flu, pneumonia , b12 ,Phlebotomy.
    I would like to volunteer to give covid inoculation.

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