Save lives by supporting the COVID-19 vaccination programme

The University of Manchester is supporting students and alumni to help fight COVID-19 by volunteering to be part of the UK-wide vaccination programme.

Whoever you are, and wherever you are based in the UK, you can play a role in saving lives.

Play your part in the response to COVID-19 

We’re encouraging everyone to volunteer, whether you’re a student or alumni. There are a variety of roles available: 

NHS volunteer stewards (UK-wide)

Stewards help by guiding people at COVID-19 vaccination sites and support the NHS with non-clinical tasks such as signposting people around a health site or helping them check in. 

St John’s Ambulance vaccination care, patient advocates and vaccinators (alumni only)

St John’s Ambulance is recruiting and training 30,000 volunteers nationally in these three different roles. It's currently seeking expressions of interest for volunteering. Volunteers need to be able to commit to two shifts a month (each shift is eight hours).

Student volunteers 

Full training will be provided so it doesn’t matter what you studied. From fifth-year medics to first-year humanities students, everyone can help contribute towards the fight against COVID-19. 

If you’re interested in volunteering either in Greater Manchester or around the UK, view the full range of volunteering opportunities on offer (including paid opportunities for healthcare students) to help you make a difference.

Alumni volunteers

Alumni are an important part of our Manchester community and we want to support your volunteering, whether you’re in Manchester or elsewhere in the UK. You can register your interest via the national NHS-approved St John’s Ambulance scheme or NHS steward volunteer scheme.