Ray Barnett Case Study
Ray Barnett was an existing volunteer with roles in various charitable and community organisations including St John’s Ambulance, Scout Association and the National Trust prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, who reached out to CVSC to see if there were any other opportunities for him to assist the local community as many of his existing roles had been paused, or were changing due to the suspension of ‘normal’ activities.
Other activities included –
- Applying and obtaining a VSEF grant of £1000 for PPE for 10 local scout groups.
- Upskilling in his St John’s voluntary role to enable him to crew ambulances that could be used to transfer Covid 19 positive patients from NHS hospitals to the Nightingale hospitals. This was to free the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust (WAST) crews for their emergency calls.
- Ongoing volunteering with the Scouts, and has been instrumental in rolling out virtual training opportunities, as well as guidance and documents to allow scouting units to plan restarting activities.
- Supporting 7 people with 35 trips delivering essential supplies and medication up to the end of July 2020.
- Welcome volunteer for Snowdonia National park
Ray is an active member of the local volunteering community and has used the current situation to upskill himself in various volunteer roles, but also to put guidance and procedures in place to support other volunteers and groups to enable them to restart activities in a safe way.