Vaccination Programme Volunteering (May 2021)
We are delighted to be working with the North Hampshire CCG Primary Care Network to help provides volunteers recruitment for their COVID vaccination site in Basingstoke & Deane.
The Covid-19 vaccination programme has run highly successfully in the Basingstoke area since the beginning of the year, both here and at the now closed Fire Station site. We continue to recruit volunteers to help support the smooth running of the programme at The Jameson House site in Chineham.
To Volunteer at the site you will need to first be registered with us as a Vaccine Volunteer. Only then should you make a shift booking using the sections below. The registration requirements are described in the section “Registering as a Vaccination Volunteer” below, which includes the button that links to the registration form.
Registering as a Vaccination Volunteer
The following information provides details of the registration process. Please read this carefully.
Volunteers are required to complete an NHS Covid Risk Assessment. This is a national standard tool that has been developed to help with the recruitment process. Those scoring 6 points or above may be at high risk for Covid-19 and will be contacted to assess their medical suitability for volunteering at the site. The link to the Assessment will be emailed to you after registration.
Provided their Assessment score is less than 6, the volunteer will be emailed the link to book shifts at the vaccination centres. (You only need to fill in the assessment form once when you join the volunteer programme)
Volunteering at Jameson House
The shift pattern will be broken down into 2 x 6hr shifts per day, with opportunities for breaks.
- Shift 1: 0800-1400hrs
- Shift 2: 1300-1900hrs
Volunteers are needed for two different roles on the site: –
Car parking marshals – to direct people arriving at the site to appropriate parking places and show them where they need to go.
Reception – Initial greeting of patients into vaccination building and liaison with the patient check-in staff and the car park marshalls to call patients from their cars.
There will be no physical contact, clinical care or lifting involved in these roles.
- Volunteers need to be able to stand/walk for the duration of the shift, and willing to work outside in a range of weather conditions.
- Volunteers should be comfortable communicating with the public, as there will be interaction with patients, staff and members of the general public.
- Full onsite induction/briefing will be conducted before each shift.
- Safety equipment (hi viz, masks) will be provided, but volunteers would need to bring their own cold & wet weather clothing (it can get very cold!).
- There is tea & coffee available, but volunteers may wish to bring their own refreshments.
Bookings for the Jameson House Site are an expression of interest only. The operations team will email you directly with full details of your session if you are needed. Please do not turn up at the site unless you have received that specific communication from them.
Shift Booking at Jameson House
Click on “Volunteer your time” below to book a volunteer shift for the Basingstoke Vaccination Programme for sessions taking place at Jameson House. Please only make bookings here if you have already registered with BVA and have received an email back from us accepting you as a volunteer for this programme.
Please note that choosing a shift timeslot is an expression of interest only. A member of the JH site team will contact you to confirm the shift and discuss arrangements. Please do not attend the site unless you have received this confirmation.