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How you can help volunteering during the Covid-19 outbreak

It is fantastic and inspiring how people and communities in Aberdeen have come together like never before to help us all get through this difficult time with COVID-19 and as we build back in our communities. Please find below information on how you can continue to assist in your local area in accordance with latest legislation, health and safety guidance:

Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership Vaccination Support Volunteers

Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership are looking for individuals to take up an exciting opportunity to support the delivery of the vaccination programme in Aberdeen city. Working with the team at the Aberdeen City Vaccination Centre in the former John Lewis site in the city centre, you will be an integral part of the team supporting the flow of patients through the centre and providing help to the public where required.

Duties will include greeting patients as they attend the centre, assisting those with mobility issues as they move through the centre, and escorting patients to other areas (i.e. toilet facilities) where required. You may also be asked to help with restocking of supplies, assist with queue management, and support the team with other tasks where required.

All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.

For more information please contact Ali Macaulay, Support Manager at email: alison.macaulay@nhs.scot or tel.: 07790 713260.

Helping your neighbours, friends and family

We all need to continue to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at high risk can provide essential support for family, friends and neighbours. During this challenging time, it’s really important that we take care of ourselves and others. You can find out about ways to help and how to do this safely at the following link https://ready.scot/coronavirus/give-help and https://ready.scot/get-involved/playing-your-part

Eden Project Communities – Community Action Response:

The Community Action Response is led by the Eden Project Communities and a group of organisations from different sectors with the joint aim to encourage everyone to do what they can to support their communities, and particularly vulnerable and isolated people, during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. More information and how you can help is available at https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/community-action-response and https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/be-kind

-Further details of volunteering is also available via our volunteering search pages – https://bit.ly/2WmwgSj and at https://bit.ly/2SnhOaw

-Many thanks to everyone for all your incredible help.

-Listen in to ACVO’s Volunteer Aberdeen programme – So Why Don’t You  (incorporating Radio V) on SHMUfm community radio every Wednesday at 2.00pm on 99.8fm and online at http://www.shmu.org.uk/fm/listen  for latest volunteering and third sector news, friendly, uplifting and rewarding stories from people of all ages and backgrounds from volunteering communities across Aberdeen and beyond.

*As this is a rapidly changing situation it is vital that people do not put themselves or others at further risk – please keep updated with the official government public announcements and information at https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/ and https://scvo.org.uk/support/covid-19/resources