Chelmsford Scouts supporting the Coronavirus vaccination programme

Date: 22nd Jan 2021 Author: Chelmsford Scouts

At the beginning of January, adult volunteers of Chelmsford Scouts were made aware of the plea for help the support the delivery of the Coronavirus vaccination programme.

Volunteers are being called on with short notice to assist people at the vaccination centres. Duties include assisting inside and outside of the centres, carpark marshalling, meet and greet, checking appointments, reminding patients of hygiene procedures, smooth patient flow, assisting the less-mobile and observing patients for side affects.

This is the largest vaccination programme that this country has ever seen, and the importance of filling these volunteer positions is high priority.

Undoubtedly, since the outbreak of Coronavirus, many people have been struggling in many ways. As Scouts, we encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more whilst bringing people together.

Which is why we are so very proud to see that a large number of the volunteer positions which were needing to be filled were do so by members of Chelmsford Scouts.

Our volunteers go above and beyond every week to support the delivery of #SkillsForLife to over 2,000 young people across Chelmsford. This is yet another example of the selflessness from our very own volunteers to continue making a positive impact in our community during these difficult times.


Thank you to everybody who continues to follow the rules, protect the NHS and save lives. 

(Images with volunteers not social distancing are members of the same household).

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls