Vaccination Programme Volunteering (May 2021)
Update – 23/03/2022 – The Jameson House site is now back up and active delivering the fourth vaccine dose to the over 75’s and the extremely vulnerable, as well as catching up on those that have missed out in the past. Volunteer shifts are available until the middle of April
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: 0715-1315hrs
- Shift 2: 1315-1915hrs
There will be no physical contact, clinical care or lifting involved in these roles.
If you find the shifts to be long, and would like to pair up and share a shift with someone else (e.g. 3 hours each), the site admin are happy for you to do this but you will need to make your own arrangements and arrange your own handover between yourselves.
- 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.
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.
Shift Booking Update 23/09/2021 – Please note that choosing a shift timeslot is now a confirmed booking. The team look forward to seeing you on the day.
‘Joining instructions’ will be issued the week before the shifts, in case there are any final changes.