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COVID-19 Volunteering Support
At Volunteering Kingston, we are taking measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus and advice on how you can keep yourself and others safe. We have teamed up with Kingston Council and Kingston Voluntary Action to form ‘Kingston Stronger Together’ to support and coordinate the volunteering efforts across the borough during the current health situation. Throughout the Covid-19 period, volunteers have stepped up to help others and give their time.
Get Involved as a Volunteer
If you want to volunteer as part of the response to Covid-19, search on our website for roles.
Volunteering, if it cannot be done from home, is always permitted for people who are not clinically extremely vulnerable (advised to shield).
Vaccination Programme Volunteering
The Covid-19 vaccination programme is underway and we need volunteers to support this programme which will mean that we can save lives and stop having to live with restrictions and social distancing. Giving your time and helping protect your community from Covid-19 will be something that you remember for the rest of your life. You will be part of a team of volunteers who will be making a huge difference with every hour they give.
Volunteers are urgently required to help ensure that the vaccination programme runs smoothly. Please the opportunities below of how best to get involved.
New Malden and Worcester Park Primary Care Network (a group GP surgeries) are looking for community minded, reliable volunteers for the following roles:
Volunteering as a Vaccinator
Join the St John’s Ambulance Brigade as a Vaccinator.
For this role, you need at least two A-Levels or equivalent, as well as experience providing care and support, customer service, or giving advice.
Be part of a team spreading positive messages about the Covid-19 vaccine for diverse community groups. Find out more here.
Other ways you can help
If you are not able to give time in person to support the vaccination there are still ways that you can help. There is a lot of excitement about the vaccine but it is important to remind your friends and family to wait to be contacted by their doctor.
Help family and friends get the facts on the vaccine. Here are some reliable sources of information:
Information about the Covid-19 vaccine from NHS staff in different languages (Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu and Yoruba)
Share your story to reassure others
Take the COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign is a non-profit community-based campaign to encourage people to take the vaccine.
Find out how to tell your story here.
Please contact us.