Coronavirus – Volunteer Application Form
Rushmoor Voluntary Services (RVS) is working with Rushmoor Borough Council (RBC) to co-ordinate Operation Rushmoor Community Action (ORCA), the local response to the Coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic. This is your chance to become an ORCA Responder, joining the growing team of other volunteers who have responded to the need to support our community during these unprecedented times.
Are you available during the week, particularly on Wednesdays? Can you stand for up to 3.5 hours at a time? Are you calm in a pressured environment? We need you! The V Team supporting the Vaccination Programme, offer reassurance and guidance to patients coming for their jabs. They have a great camaraderie and welcome your support. Many Responders volunteer round other commitments, offering one maybe two shifts a week. Be prepared, we are racing to beat the Indian variant so the clinics get very busy. On the plus side, we have a well stocked rest area!
ORCA Recovery Plan
As the Covid restrictions are lifted, the need for the ORCA Team changes with it. We have a good team of Responders supporting the Vaccination Centres. New teams are now being created to support the ORCA 6 month Recovery Plan. This is an opportunity for you to get your community back on its feet:
Be a part of the Independence Team
ORCA Responders have been regularly supporting people shielding or self-isolating, with shopping and prescription collection. Alongside this we are now offering support to help people reconnect with their communities. You could be a Buddy, to walk alongside people when they first venture out, offering reassurance and guidance. Rushmoor has a network of organisations that as an Independence Team member, you can signpost residents to and support them to give it a go if they are not sure.
Be a part of the Membership Team
Some of the RVS member organisations are small community groups and charities. They need a boost of support to get back on their feet. As a Team Member, you will make contact to ask how we can help. As a Team Member you can also be part of a hands on task force. RVS will be providing support for member organisations with more complex recovery needs through workshops and training, plus one to one.
Could you be part of the Recovery Plan? Sign up! Working together our communities are going to be stronger than ever before.
By completing and submitting this form you are agreeing to your details being stored on our database and also being forwarded to Organisations who require assistance.
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