Volunteering as a steward
If you would like to register to help at a vaccination centre as a steward (for instance, helping with queue management) please register via the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) website. All vaccination sites advertise available shifts here and, once you are registered, you will receive alerts via the RVS app, and you will then be able to register for shifts that suit your schedule. This role will require volunteers to commit to at least 2 shifts at a vaccination site each month, with shifts being up to four hours. A DBS is not required for this role, although you will be asked to declare any unspent convictions as part of the application process.
The process to register can be completed in as little as 48 hours.
Please find out more about the role on the RVS website, where you can also apply.
Administration and vaccinator (paid) roles
The Government has advised people who would like to take up roles that require further training (some of which may be paid roles), to search online for ‘NHS Vaccine Team’. Legislation allows a wider group of staff to undertake training to deliver vaccines. This includes many allied health professionals, healthcare scientists and dental staff, as well as other individuals with appropriate first aid training, who are able to undertake additional comprehensive training; so opportunities for flexible, paid roles are open to a huge variety of people.
Additionally, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group – which is responsible for the vaccination programme in our area – continues to recruit paid staff to support the programme.
- They are encouraging people who may be suitable for paid administration roles within vaccination centres to visit www.jobs.nhs.uk and search for ‘Administrator’.
- Or for people who may be suitable for vaccinator roles, please visit www.jobs.nhs.uk and search for ‘COVID vaccinators’ and by location.