Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service (NCVS) is working in partnership with the Nottingham City Council Public Health team and local NHS services to develop a team of Community Champions.
Are you interested in a new volunteering opportunity or would you consider taking on additional volunteering to complement your current volunteer role?
We are actively seeking volunteers to join a new network of people who will support our local communities to achieve healthier lifestyles. Volunteers will help to signpost local residents to advice and support on health and wellbeing issues.
If you are looking for a new challenge or considering volunteering for the first time, we would like to hear from you. As a Community Champion we will offer you initial training to undertake the role as well as opportunities for further development and training as the role progresses.
If you are a community organisation hosting volunteers and you would like your volunteer team to have the chance to develop new skills and opportunities in support of the local communities you work with, we also invite you to get involved.
Become a Community Champion
The initial role of a Community Champion will be to support the Vaccination Programme by engaging with people in your community to dispel myths about Covid-19 vaccines, pick up on any concerns or problems and provide information and encouragement about how to get a vaccination.
With the help of our Community Champions we aim to develop more areas of support by using your personal and volunteering experiences of working in the city and your knowledge of how your local community works.
As a Community Champion we will offer you initial training to undertake the role as well as opportunities for further development and training as the role progresses.
You will have access to workshops such as;
- Lone working
- Personal Safety
- Having difficult conversations and how to deal with them
- Volunteer rights and responsibilities.
In addition to this we will offer health information sessions delivered by health professionals, ensuring you are updated on the latest facts around vaccines, and able to signpost to health and wellbeing services in the community.
This all offers a real opportunity to learn more about, and help to develop, our local health and care system. It will increase your skills as a communicator and lead to you becoming an advocate for the best health and wellbeing outcomes for our city’s residents.
How to get involved
As an individual
If you are looking for a new challenge or considering volunteering for the first time and think this is a role for you, please sign up here to express your interest.
As a community organisation
If you are a community organisation hosting volunteers and you would like your volunteer team to have the chance to develop new skills and opportunities (as listed above) in support of the local communities you work with, please also get in touch.
Email email@example.com or call NCVS on 0115 934 8400.
More information about Community Champions can be found on the Nottingham City Health and Wellbeing Board website.