Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust





Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to be part of the COVID-19 vaccination programme.  

Vaccination Steward Volunteers will be based at various locations to support the efficient running of vaccination hubs. This role will provide a friendly and courteous welcome to those attending the hubs (see information below)

This role will provide essential help during these unprecedented times and it will be both a varied and a fluid role, flexing to meet the demands of the service. Tasks will include providing direction for those attending the hubs, handing out information and encouraging attendees to observe COVID safety measures. Support to staff running the hubs will be provided as required.  This role is for applicants aged 18 and above at the present time.

If you are an existing volunteer for the Trust and have any questions then please contact the Voluntary Services Team direct on 0114 2715735.


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COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Volunteers needed

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to be part of its COVID-19 vaccination programme from January 2021 onwards.

The role

We are looking for Volunteer Stewards to work both at our hospital vaccination centres, and at our large scale site at the Sheffield Arena. This will be a varied role, supporting the vaccine centre with duties including directing and signposting attendees, informing attendees about COVID safety measures, handing out information and providing general support to staff working at the site. The role will be and active one and volunteers will need to be mobile/on their feet for the duration of the session. Shifts are likely to be 4 hours long with sites operating 7am-7pm, 7 days a week.

What we are looking for

The project is still in development and therefore we are looking for volunteers who are able to be flexible and respond to the needs of the role as it evolves. Your precise start date is yet to be determined and you may be called upon at short notice. We are looking for individuals who can volunteer for at least 4 hours a week on a regular basis for at least 3 months and who have great interpersonal skills as this role will be very much about interacting with the public.

Due to the nature of the project and the current national and local restrictions, training and induction will take place online and rotas will be communicated by way of a smartphone app. For this reason we are looking for volunteers who have an email address and access to a computer and smartphone.

If you have additional skills such being able to speak other languages, use of British Sign Language or Basic Life Support Skills, please indicate this on the application form.

At this stage applications are welcomed from those aged 18 and over.

What we can offer

An opportunity to be involved in an important and historic undertaking as well as meeting new people, increasing confidence and the satisfaction of knowing you are doing something worthwhile.

Out of pocket expenses will be provided along with all required training. References will be available for volunteers who attend regularly and commit the required number of hours.

All required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) will be provided.

We may close the recruitment process if we receive the required number of applications.

On application you will provide your details and indicate your availability. If you are shortlisted you will be asked to provide ID documents for identity and DBS checks. An individual COVID-19 risk assessment will be conducted for each volunteer and you will undertake the Trust’s mandatory training before commencing in role. You will also need to provide details of referees and complete an Occupational Health questionnaire.


If you have any questions about the role before applying please email and we will get back to you or call 0114 2715735.  Please do not call the hospital switchboard.



What can volunteers do?

Due to the current situation we are currently unable to offer roles in clinical areas.  Volunteers can usually do lots of difference things such as supporting patients at mealtimes, keeping patients company, doing arts and crafts, welcoming patients when they arrive at hospital or finding out what patients and visitors think about their experience at the hospitals.




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