MET student volunteers in fight against COVID-19
A MET Uniformed Services student has been training volunteer vaccinators to help with the fight against COVID-19.
Charlie has been volunteering at the Brighton Hypercentre, based at the Amex Stadium in Falmer, as an Administrator, Trainer/Demonstrator and in a Logistics Support role to get hundreds of volunteers trained ready to be deployed to vaccination centres.
Throughout his time as a cadet, Charlie has risen through the ranks and currently holds the rank of sergeant, making him the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer in charge of the unit in Southwick. Charlie is also an operational first aider and event controller. He has been volunteering with St John Ambulance as a cadet for five and a half years, and during this time he has gained the Grand Prior Award, the highest award you can receive as a cadet with St John.
Cadets, like Charlie, have been able to be deployed to vaccination training centres (hypercentres) across the country to help deliver training to members of the public that have signed up to the Volunteer Vaccinator programme, enabling them to become vaccinators, patient advocates, and vaccination care volunteers in vaccine centres.
During COVID-19, St John volunteers have been deployed to relieve the strain on the NHS by volunteering in hospitals, namely The Nightingale at the Excel in London, and as ambulance crews on the front-line in the fight against coronavirus.
The Uniformed Services team at GB MET are extremely proud of Charlie’s efforts in the fight against COVID-19.