About us Our projects Volunteer to help save lives CAN Volunteer Vaccination Champions We understand the vaccination programme is essential to beat Covid-19 and save lives. CAN are working with our partners in the NHS and Public Health to reach out and help people make a more informed choice about getting their jab. There are some neighbourhoods and communities where more people are not taking up their jab for various reasons, so we’re looking for volunteers who live in or work with these communities to step up and support their friends, family and neighbours make a more informed choice. We’ll work with the volunteers to gather their insights as to the best way to do this and support them every step of the way to get out there and bust some myths about the jab. There will be training and ongoing support for all the CAN Volunteer Vaccination Champions. Who can volunteer? We are looking from volunteers from lots of backgrounds who are aged 18 years plus, and would particularly welcome applications from people who are: From locally ethnically diverse communities, including Gypsies, Roma and Travellers. Engaged with the homeless population. Asian/British Asian Black British/African/Caribbean White Polish Working with or supporting undocumented/unregistered migrants Working with people with learning difficulties or mental health issues Where can I volunteer? The role is community based, where you will be sharing trusted messages about the vaccine with key groups and communities including friends, family and neighbours. What will I be doing? Be a trusted source of knowledge regarding the vaccine, providing information and signposting where necessary. Feedback any concerns or problems. Help us to understand the issues and worries that local people face regarding Covid-19 and help us work together to look for solutions, eg, transport, language etc. Provide information on how, where and when to get the Covid-19 vaccine. Are my expenses covered? Local travel costs will be paid. How CAN we help you? CAN Volunteer Vaccination Champion role description – this details the tasks, skills and qualities we are looking for. Volunteer agreement we ask all our CAN Volunteer Vaccination Champions to sign up to an agreement that sets out what you can expect from us and what we expect from you. How do I sign up? Please complete an application form and return to [email protected] Our values CAN values aspire to NCVO Charity Ethical Principles. They underpin our vision and mission and demonstrate the behaviour we expect from ourselves and others. You will see us being collaborative, compassionate and inspirational, and acting with integrity and respect. SUPPORT FOR VOLUNTEERS We are here to support you in your volunteering role – every step of the way. You will receive full mandatory training and ongoing refresher sessions as well as the opportunity to network with other CVVCs We are also here at the end of the phone to provide friendly professional advice and support, alongside a listening ear based on our extensive knowledge and experience of volunteering. Call us any time Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm on 01202 466130. Outside these times leave a message and we’ll get back to you within 2 working days Or drop us an email to [email protected] – we’ll respond within two working days.