Struggling to run and talk at the same time since 2017. Speed by name, not by nature.
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What a PERFECT day for our 2021 return to the Lido!! Lots blue sky and a range of new, enthusiastic volunteers (in addition to Goodgym) came to help the Lido get ready to reopen.
We had a preview of our task list for the weeks ahead and kicked off the shifting and cleaning of some old swing changing room doors, ready to be sanded and repainted for the next stage of their transformation.
The smaller doors had to be extracted from the rather packed 'mini gloom room' (official name). They were carried out into the sunshine through a combination of lifting, wheeling and 'rolling' (as much as you can roll a rectangle) - the latter proving to be the winner!
We had fun getting the grime off car wash style with a hose, sponges and soapy buckets without soaking each other / flooding the area too much.. 15 mostly clean doors (both sides! ) are now ready to go!
Good times in good company as always.
Judy got the sunny role out back and even squirreled a chair from the party tent so she could sit down on the job.
Catherine was chief admin officer dishing out vaccine information leaflets and stamping the cards.
I had the beautifully named role of floater (I've been called worse!), which mostly involved making hot drinks and covering toilet breaks. I had the final hour of the day in the sunshine directing traffic!
A fairly quiet day with a flurry of activity in the closing minutes!
Please arrive 30 minutes early for your COVID test if you test at home, please arrive 10 minutes before the shift starts.
We will be assisting the social prescribing team with the administrative side of the vaccination clinics.
Areas of work:
- standing outside welcoming & directing patients to the check in desk (WARM CLOTHES NEEDED)
- helping the waiting area run smoothly - making sure it's first in, first out for vaccinations and that seats are cleaned once vacated
- assisting patients from the church hall to the surgery (short distance across a car park - another outside job, warm clothes required)
- directing patients from the clinic rooms to the post-vaccine waiting area
PPE will be provided if needed. Even the indoor jobs can be a little cold as the doors are open for ventilation so please bring plenty of layers. Tea and coffee is available as well as a supply of biscuits!
All our volunteering will be overseen by social prescribing staff from the You Trust, please report to them if you cannot find your other GoodGym volunteers!
Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.
Gardening at All Saints Church. GoodGym team to work with asylum seekers to improve the garden at the church.
Action Asylum ( Portsmouth City of Sanctuary) is finding community tasks to help asylum seekers improve language skills and integrate with the community.
Unfortunately, as this project is just getting off the ground, they currently do not have their own tools. So anything you can bring along would be appreciated, gloves as a minimum.
Anita the project leader will meet you at the start of the task to chat to you about what needs doing.