Published on 30/09/20

Birmingham City Council launches COVID-19 Community Champions Programme

As COVID-19 continues to impact all of us, Birmingham City Council has launched a Champion network which will ensure that the correct guidance and advice is being shared throughout the city.

The network will be made up of volunteers across the city, named COVID-19 Community Champions, who will help residents to stay up to date with how to protect themselves and others against the virus.

The council will keep champions informed on the latest advice and guidance through regular messages that they can then use to help family, friends and other community members stay knowledgeable about the latest facts and guidance.

How does it work?

  1. Volunteers sign up to be a champion.
  2. Champions receive the latest information about COVID-19 from Birmingham City Council.
  3. Champions share this information with anyone in their community, however they want.
  4. Champions let Birmingham City Council know what is and isn’t working.

 

To find out more about the role or to register to be a COVID-19 Community Champion, please visit:

https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/50231/coronavirus_covid-19/2256/covid-19_community_champions

 

The intended audience is people who live or work in Birmingham, who have the following attributes:

  • Ability to work alongside others in a non-judgemental and respectful way
  • To appreciate people’s right to make decisions for themselves
  • Good social skills and a good listener
  • Ability to give and receive feedback
  • To be reliable and dependable
  • Have a sensitive and caring attitude towards others

Desirable for the role of champion

  • Understanding of and / or interest in helping people in the community.
  •  Enthusiasm
  • A willingness to try new things
  • Have a warm and open personality and a sense of humour
  • Flexible
  • Able to participate in occasional other Birmingham City Council initiatives