Covid-19 is still worryingly present in our lives, which means that protecting our communities are all the more important. Patricianly with the cold weather and dark nights starting to loom, mental health and physical wellbeing is of primitive importance.
Medway Council, Kent County Council and NHS Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group are searching for people to become COVID-19 champions and fight this virus. It would involve spreading the current health advice and positive messages, as well as alerting people of the local support services available in their community. You are also a key voice for those around you, updating and signposting information given straight to you.
You will be well equipped with all content and support you need, as every two weeks, you will be sent an email update, that details all the facts and figures you need, as well as key project updates. Due to it having no set hours, you can fit it around your schedules and help out whenever you are able too. You will also be invited to online meetings with other volunteers, so you can discuss how best to use the information you’ve received. This also allows even more update information to be passed to you and allow you to ask experts the questions your community wants to know.
Anyone can participate in this scheme, particularly those who have contact with high-risk groups. To apply:
- if you live in Medway and would like to register to become a coronavirus community champion, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- if you live in Kent, please email email@example.com
In your email, please include the following details:
- email address
- any community groups you’re part of
- preference of time for webinars
Written by virtual volunteer Emily Clugston