HEY Smile Foundation is working in the East Riding to coordinate the volunteers that meet and greet people for their COVID-19 vaccination appointments. The role involves ensuring that each person’s visit for their vaccination is provided with care and compassion.
On their website, the Foundation says about 150 volunteers have already gone through the induction process and have either completed or about to complete their first session at one of the seven vaccination hubs in the county. One of the vaccination hubs is located in Hedon (Church View), the others are in Beverley, Bridlington, Brough, Driffield, Goole and Willerby.
Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one four-hour session per week and some marshalling duties will be required outside. A 30-minute online training session will be arranged and delivered by HEY Smile Foundation before volunteers are allocated their sessions and teams. Volunteers receive Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and a high visibility vest and HEY Smile Foundation will cover expenses for travel to and from their dedicated hub and parking. Refreshments will also be provided.
You can find more information about becoming a volunteer at the East Riding Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Network website at Vaccination Hub Meet & Greet Volunteers: can you play your part?