We Need You for Team Volunteer
We are very excited to announce the launch of our new volunteering programme at Waters Green Medical Centre. But to make it a success, we need your help.
Lockdown brought with it a whole host of challenges for everyone, whether you were shielding and cut off from your usual support network, struggling to juggle childcare and key working, or facing the uncertainty of furlough or unemployment.
But from these challenges that affected us all came the army of volunteers to help those who were shielding, vulnerable or struggling.
From the 750,000 people who volunteered nationally for NHS Responders, to over a 1000 local volunteers for Cheshire East, and the tens of applications to support traffic marshalling at Waters Green, thank you! We couldn’t have done it without you.
As we start to move forward, the Macclesfield Primary Care Network is delighted to announce the launch of Team Volunteer, to continue to support our patients at Waters Green and provide an opportunity for those who want to get involved and give back.
Team Volunteer Roles
We are starting small and looking to recruit volunteers for three important roles:
We are looking for friendly volunteers, who are confident on the phone, and can happily chat to anyone about anything for our new befriending service. You will be providing regular phone contact with patients who are lonely or isolated, or who are perhaps feeling a bit down and would welcome a friendly voice. Your call may be the one thing that brightens a lonely person’s day!
Traffic Marshals will play a big role on our Flu Clinic days and at other big events. You will be working in our car park at the Medical Centre, and potentially at other local sites, directing drivers to the appropriate parking zones and specific bays. This will really help patients who are not confident with the layout in our car park!
Volunteers in this role will be the welcoming face of Waters Green Medical Centre. Your role will include welcoming patients and visitors, encouraging hand washing and using a hand-held device to take temperatures on entry into the building. You will offer reassurance to patients who may be worried about their appointment and are unsure where they need to go.