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Offered by:
Nottingham City Council
Location(s): Aspley, Basford, Berridge, Bestwood, Bilborough, Bulwell, Bulwell Forest, Castle, Clifton East, Clifton West, Dales, Hyson Green and Arboretum, Leen Valley, Lenton and Wollaton East, Mapperley, Meadows, Radford, Sherwood, St Ann's, Wollaton West, Outside of Nottingham City
Address where volunteering takes place: This opportunity takes place in your community alongside your daily activities  

How many places are on offer?


Purpose of Role:

Your initial role as a Community Champion will be to support the Vaccination Programme by engaging with people in your community to dispel myths about the COVID-19 vaccines, provide information about how to get a vaccination and pick up on any concerns or problems.

Over time, the role will broaden to include other key health and wellbeing challenges in our communities.

Role Description:

Community Champions are leaders of local areas. We are looking for volunteers across Nottingham City who want to gain experience in supporting your local communities and to work in collaboration with local councils and health organisation to improve the health and wellbeing of your families and communities.

This role will empower you to become involved in health-promoting activities, to create groups to meet local needs, and direct people to relevant support and services.

Activities will include:
• Sharing information with people you know in a way that best suits you. This could include sharing information with family and friends, local groups, parents and carers at the school gates or people you work with, putting posters in shops, restaurants, pubs, notice boards or community spaces and sharing posts on social media
• Talk to people about your Community Champion role and encourage others to be Champions
• Tell us what you think via regular online drop-in sessions or emailing us so that we can understand what's working well, and what's working not so well.in our communities.
• Support other Champions
• Attend regular online meetings to keep up to date with the latest information and guidance
• Attend events to share information
• Take part in promotional activities, for example, giving out leaflets or having an information stall at an event

Skills and Qualifications:

You do not need any special skills or experience to be a Community Champion.
You will receive a large package of training as part of your induction programme, with ongoing support from your volunteer coordinator &/ other community champions. You will be required to dedicate some time to complete the induction package.

When required:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this opportunity.

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Additional information:
Are there age restrictions for this opportunity? No
Age Restrictions:

While there are no formal restrictions, young volunteers may best be involved as part of family volunteering

Are there gender restrictions for this opportunity? No
Is the opportunity accessible to disabled people? Yes
Disability restrictions:

Please talk to us about your access needs

How long before volunteer can expect a response?

We will try to respond to volunteer enquiries within one week

How long to complete training and recruitment?

This will take a couple of sessions

Volunteer Expenses offered? Yes
Induction and Training offered? Yes
Support and Supervision offered? Yes
Has a risk assessment been carried out? Yes
DBS Disclosure required? Yes

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