COVID-19 Vaccination Volunteers
Become a COVID-19 vaccination volunteer - protect our community - save lives
Volunteering brings huge value to the NHS. Our volunteers make a difference and they are an essential part of the Solent family.
Since December 2020 Solent NHS Trust has worked in collaboration with many agencies across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to lead the delivery of mass vaccination centres.
Currently, we have three centres in Southampton, Portsmouth and on the Isle of Wight; these centres also support a community outreach programme and vaccinations in schools, and form part of a network of vaccination provision from GP and pharmacy colleagues.
The vaccine centres are run by a team of admin staff and clinicians, who are supported by a number of voluntary sector organisations, and a large team of volunteers covering hundreds of shifts a week. The volunteer contribution to the vaccine programme is phenomenal and critical to the effective operation of these centres.
A massive thank you to all the organisations and individuals who are supporting us and we look forward to hearing from you. You can find more details about each of the hubs at the bottom of this page, as well as a collection of Frequently Asked Questions that will provide you with extra information about the volunteering process.
Joining the team:
If you would like to express an interest in becoming a volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All sites are fully assessed by our infection prevention experts and precautions are taken on all sites. All staff and volunteers will need to:
- wear surgical grade masks at all times indoors and outdoors (these will be provided),
- observe social distancing of two metres,
- be vaccinated against COVID-19 (we can provide this).
The windows and doors are open in the vaccine hubs to allow for ventilation and there are hand washing and hand sanitising facilities provided throughout. Queues are carefully managed to ensure not too many people are in the hubs at any one time. Similarly, breaks are staggered to allow for adequate space in the staff areas.
People are asked not to attend if they have had a positive COVID test in the past four weeks or are experiencing any symptoms.