Lancashire Volunteer Partnership Volunteers have exceeded a milestone by contributing over 100,000 hours to the Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Vaccination Programme.
Since we were asked by the NHS to lead on providing volunteer marshals for the Vaccination Programme in December 2020, over 1500 volunteers have joined to support the programme. Now, they have also collectively donated over 100,000 hours of their time to supporting the Programme, which is an incredible achievement.
So far, 1,219,360 people in Lancashire and South Cumbria have now had at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and 1,101,618 have had both doses. This is a huge milestone for the region in helping to protect residents against the virus, and we could not be prouder of what we have achieved together during this difficult time.
Lancashire Volunteer Partnership Manager Joanne Latham said;
“LVP have several years of experience in recruiting, preparing, and delivering volunteers for public sector roles, so we were well positioned to recruit marshals on behalf of the NHS for the Lancashire and South Cumbria Vaccination Programme, back in December 2020.
In just a couple of weeks, LVP processed over 1,000 applications from people wanting to volunteer as NHS Covid Vaccination Marshals, and now the number of applications stands at over 1,500. It’s an incredible milestone to exceed 100,000 volunteer hours, and we could not be prouder of our volunteers and their pivotal role in helping make our communities safer again.”
If you are interested in becoming a Covid Vaccination Centre Marshal, you can find out more and apply here Covid Vaccination Marshal- Lancashire and South Cumbria • Lancashire Volunteer Partnership (lancsvp.org.uk)