Tom is seconded to Swindon Borough Council who were asking for volunteers at the STEAM museum COVID-19 vaccination centre, so Tom immediately signed up.
The volunteers helped marshalling in the car park for blue badge holders, directing pedestrians from the other car park and answering any general queries or concerns people may have. Between 6 and 8 volunteers were on duty at a time and all worked well together to make sure everyone got to their vaccinations without any hiccups. So many of them were grateful to all the volunteers and the help given.
Tom said that it was nice to be out and about interacting with people after 10 months of working from home, especially seeing those most at risk getting the vaccine.
Tom commented, “I urge people who can help out to do so. These centres will need help in car parks guiding pedestrians, as well as inside with administrative tasks. If ever there is a time for us all to help one another, it is now.”
Tom was so busy helping out others that he forgot to take a picture of himself without his Waterman Aspen mask on – at least it was being put to good use!
Well done Tom for getting out there and helping others.
Please get in touch with your line manager if you want to take part in any volunteer work. Waterman Aspen give all salaried staff 1 paid day per year to give something back to the local community so please do get involved.