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4. Community Champions
What is a Community Champion?
A Community Champion is a volunteer who helps local people stay up to date with the latest official facts and guidance about Coronavirus (Covid-19). They will also pass on wider health-related advice too. It’s another way we can work with residents, to make sure everyone has correct, consistent information about what to do - and where to get more help if they need it.
Community Champions receive weekly updates from us and share this important information with their families, friends, neighbours, community networks or workplaces.
Community Champions choose the best ways to connect with their communities. This could be a simple conversation, social media, email or printed materials. It could be just one, or many, of these ways - depending on how they usually communicate with people.
The Community Champion role
A Community Champion will:
- be a point of contact within their street, place of worship, neighbourhood, community organisation or network
- pass on key Coronavirus (Covid-19) and other related health updates, providing a clear and trusted voice
- help their community understand what it needs to do to stay safe
- share ideas and feedback with us, including any ways we can help.
How to become a Community Champion
We are looking for Reigate & Banstead residents who are already in regular contact with their local communities to join our existing network of Community Champions.
We are particularly keen to recruit more leaders of any faith and more residents connected with communities or organisations for disabled people. Also, anyone who is in direct contact with those in the highest risk groups from Coronavirus (Covid-19). This includes older adults and Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) residents.
Community Champion volunteers will also have:
- the ability to work alongside others in a non-judgmental and respectful way
- good communication skills
- a sensitive and caring attitude towards others
- an understanding and interest in helping people in their community.
To find out more or register your interest please email [email protected]