MORE people in Ealing are required to volunteer to support the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

Ealing needs 100 more stewards to step forward, while existing NHS Volunteer Responders local volunteers are being asked to reach for their high-viz vests once more and and book volunteering shifts.

The COVID-19 booster programme launched this month, to bolster the immunity of priority groups, including those clinically at risk and people aged 50 and over as the colder months approach.

Steward volunteers support NHS staff at vaccination sites with non-clinical tasks, including safe movement of patients through the process and identifying people who require additional support.

Shifts are flexible and volunteers have total control over the time they give. Expenses are covered and no experience or qualifications are required.

Two of the sites looking for volunteers are CP House and St Mary’s Anglican Church.

Vijay Arora, an NHS Volunteer Responder, said: “Everyone is so appreciative, and it makes volunteering such an easy and positive thing to do.”

Visit to sign up as a Steward Volunteer.