Vaccination Marshal Volunteers - 21 Dec 2020 – 30 November 2021


For the past year, we have helped support the vaccination clinics with volunteer marshals.  These have helped direct people in the car parks, greeting them and supporting patients after their vaccinations.  If you have visited a vaccination site and seen someone in a high viz jacket, it was likely one of our lovely volunteers.


To celebrate the anniversary of the first vaccination in Barnsley, we have put some statistics together about what our volunteers have been up to!


  • There are 278 volunteers on our mailing list who have helped or offered to help as vaccination marshals or call centre volunteers.
  • 230 of those on that list have actually volunteered for one or more shifts.
  • 32 volunteers have contributed over 100 individual hours each.
  • 8 of those volunteers have contributed over 200 individual hours each.
  • One volunteer has individually contributed 454 hours.
  • From May 2021 we sought the help of NHS Responders and St John Ambulance to fill shift gaps we have, due to a drop in volunteer numbers.  These have contributed 117 hours of support.
  • From September 2021 we utilised GXO employees to undertake some Employer Supported Volunteering to help at the clinics.  These have contributed 984.5 hours of support.
  • For the 11 and a half months of support we have given to the vaccination clinics, 12,783.5 volunteer hours have been contributed in total for this period.
  • Using that volunteering hours figure against the rate we use for calculating social return on investment for volunteering - £13.51 an hour, using volunteers to support the vaccination clinics has saved a huge £172,705.705.


To read our report in more detail - click here.

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