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Volunteering: Manchester's Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

Be part of the historic response to Covid-19...

To support the increase in demand for COVID-19 vaccinations and booster jabs, Manchester is in need of more volunteer marshals. With the emerging news of the new strain of Covid-19 (Omicron) Macc and Volunteer Centre Manchester are supporting Manchester Health and Care Commissioning (MHCC) with its recruitment to support Manchester's vaccination programme at community-based sites across the city.

There are various roles that you can get involved with to support the programme:

Volunteer Marshals

At present, the majority of vaccination sites urgently need *Volunteer Marshals to safely direct patients on site when they; arrive, receive their vaccination and exit, along with supporting car park traffic and handing out PPE and information.

To express your interest in supporting at the vaccine sites, register here and follow the link in your confirmation email. Once you have filled in your details, you will recieve an email with details of the vaccination sites that require volunteers and how to book a shift.

Vaccination sites that require volunteers are:

  • Newton Heath Health Centre
  • Manchester Town Hall
  • The Vallance Centre
  • The Irish World Heritage Centre
  • Plant Hill Clinic
  • Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre
  • The Grange Community Resource Centre
  • Jain Centre

Other things you need to know:

  • You must be over the age of 18 to support at a Vaccine Site
  • Vaccination Sites are open 7 days a week
  • Volunteers are asked to share their availability and commit to shifts or sessions that ensure adequate coverage of vaccination sites
  • Most shifts or sessions are split into morning (8am-12:30pm) and afternoon/early evening (12pm - 5:30pm); and evenings (after 6pm) at some sites
  • All necessary health and safety precautions and resources are in place for everybody supporting and visiting vaccination sites (risk assessment, PPE etc.)
  • Relevant training and onsite briefing is provided to all volunteers before, during and after their shift or session
  • Expenses for travel and subsistence (food, drink etc.) are provided to all volunteers

Register your interest here


NHS Volunteer Stewards

Steward Volunteers will help by guiding people at larger Covid-19 vaccination sites like the Etihad Stadium. You may also be asked to support with stewarding at flu vaccination sites and support the NHS with non-clinical tasks such as signposting people around a health site or helping them check in.

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Volunteer Vaccinators 

St John's Ambulance have trained around 30,000 volunteers and have given people vital clinical skills and the confidence to use them as Volunteer Vaccinators. They are currently working with their existing pool of St John Ambulance vaccination volunteers to deliver Covid-19 vaccinations including boosters, but if you are new to St John and would like to support, you can fill in an expression of interest and they will contact you if your local area needs more volunteer vaccinators.

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You can also sign-up to join the Volunteer Centre's Community Volunteer mailing list and keep up-to-date with all current volunteering opportunities in the City of Manchester.