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Volunteer Updates

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Volunteer Update

What HemingfordHub has done and is doing  

 

  • Recruited volunteers in Hemingford Abbots and Grey, gathering their data (name, address, email, phone numbers, when they are available, what help they are willing to give), and maintaining a central database, and updating daily

  • With the help of recruited volunteers, and with developed and printed leaflets, flyers, and information recording sheets, proactively mapping where the ‘at risk’ villagers live. Gathered information on their name, address, phone number, and what help they might need now (shopping, getting medicines, newspaper delivery, dog walking) or recording that they are okay at this time. 

  • Divided the villages into zones, and appointed a co-ordinating volunteer per zone (see maps)

  • Set up communication structures between co-ordinating volunteers (WhatsApp)

  • Set up communication channels to all volunteers (email and WhatsApp)

  • Proposed best practice within zone communication between volunteers (WhatsApp and email)

  • Set up phone line and email contact, and processes for handling contact

  • Providing reactive support by actioning requests for help from villagers-in-need

  • Communicating to “at risk” villagers as to how they can make contact with volunteers for help

  • Produced leaflets, flyers, posters, and regularly updating the HemingfordHub website (www.hemingfordhub.co.uk) and HemingfordHub FaceBook page 

  • Expanding the Committee and recruiting volunteer project managers to cope with increased activities and needs

On-going

 

  • Recruiting more volunteers

  • Identifying more “at risk” residents

  • Develop procedures and protocols for all support activities (shopping, prescriptions, newspaper delivery, dog walking, phone check-ins, etc)

  • Develop and source identity badges for volunteers, to provide security and reassurance for those we visit that we are from the Hub (and not scammers!)

  • Co-ordinating with other layers of local and national government and organisations i.e. NHS volunteers scheme, Huntingdon District Council register of vulnerable people, and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Covid-19 Coordination Hub​

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