NHS Volunteer Responders are urgently calling for more steward volunteers in Dudley amidst a mass Covid vaccination surge.

Black Country Living Museum on Tipton Road and Wordsley Green Community Centre on Wordsley Green are amongst sites in the borough accepting the extra help.

Requests for steward volunteers have soared in recent weeks and there are now over 2,000 shifts that need filling in sites across the country every day.

The volunteers support with the safe movement of patients through vaccination sites, ensuring that social distancing measures are in place and identifying people who require additional support.

Stourbridge News: Wordsley Community Centre. Wordsley Community Centre.

Catherine Johnstone CBE, chief executive of Royal Voluntary Service said: “We find ourselves at a crucial moment in the vaccination rollout.

"There is a real urgency to this, and we are working at pace to get all adults vaccinated as fast as possible.

"There is a particular need for steward volunteers to help the vaccination programme reach communities most in need.

Stourbridge News: Black Country Living Museum. Black Country Living Museum.

"If you are able to help by joining the team, please don’t hesitate. Together we can get the jabs done.”

The NHS Steward Volunteers Volunteer Responders programme was set up by the NHS and is delivered by Royal Voluntary Service.

People interested are being asked to go to www.nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk to sign up as a Steward Volunteer.