Volunteering During Covid-19.
During Covid-19 Barbara, one of our re-deployed colleagues coordinated our volunteer PPE drivers.
"Hi, my name is Barbara Cook and I work for the Estates and Capital team based normally at Moorgreen but currently working from home.
I was asked if I could assist with coordinating PPE deliveries across the Trust as the driver coordinator.
Taking on this role has been great as I have made friends with people that I would never normally come into contact with.
I can safely say the people I talk to are brilliant and we have all worked really well together even if has been remotely.
The Hub coordinators make sure all the packages are made up with all the details to enable the volunteer drivers to make the deliveries to the various locations across the Trust.
Our volunteer drivers, what can I say, they are brilliant, always happy to help and nothing is ever too much trouble for them, I really do hope they all appreciate how grateful we all are. This would not be possible without them.
I look forward to the day, if possible, where I can get to meet not only the volunteers but all the hub coordinators and say a personal thank you to each and every one of them for making this possible."
Volunteers have been distributing snacks and drinks donated by an airline company. Thank you to the volunteers who have driven all around Hampshire to make this happen! Our teams are very grateful!
We also had a big donation of hampers and gift cards collected from Tesco's New Milton by our volunteer driver George in the van. These were distributed out to happy staff in Lymington hospital.
Volunteer Martin and library staff member Natalie with a van full of uniform, four trips out and about around Hampshire getting appropriate uniform out to teams in the sun.
One of our volunteers has said:
"I just wanted to say thank you for giving me the opportunity to volunteer. I have really enjoyed the last 2 days - it’s given me a real sense of purpose.
If I can help again please let me know. "