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Volunteers give up more than 100,000 hours for Covid jab efforts

Volunteers give up more than 100,000 hours for Covid jab efforts

by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

KIND volunteers have given more than 100,000 hours to the Lancashire and South Cumbria Covid-19 vaccination programme, which covers Skelmersdale and Ormskirk.

To date, 1,473 volunteers are registered with the Lancashire Volunteer Partnership (LVP) who have been recruiting and training people to provide essential support for local vaccination clinics around the region.

Volunteers have been marshalling at over 30 different community vaccination clinics and seven mass vaccination centres across the area.

The marshals help patients find their way through the site, from directing them to a parking space, checking they have an appointment, managing the queues and helping them to exit sites safely after their vaccination.

Paul Stanford, volunteer marshal said: “Being a volunteer marshal at the vaccination centres over the past few months has been very enjoyable. Meeting and working alongside the many other volunteers and professionals, to help greet and process members of the public, has allowed us all to contribute towards the safe, efficient and successful running of the vaccination sites.”

To find out more about how to apply to become a volunteer, visit the website: www.lancsvp.org.uk/opportunities.

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