City and Hackney Public Health Community Champions Programme

VCH, in partnership with Hackney CVS and City and Hackney Public Health, are proud to be leading on the Public Health Community Champions programme. The aim of the programme is to support the reduction in the transmission of COVID-19 in City and Hackney, by communicating important public health messages throughout our communities.

There are different ways for you to get involved with the programme:


We are looking for people who live, work or study in City or Hackney who want to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by communicating public health messages amongst their personal networks: family, friends, colleagues, neighbours. As a Community Champion, you will receive regular messages from the VCH team, which can then be forwarded amongst your networks using a range of methods:

  • WhatsApp
  • E-mail
  • Text
  • Phone/Zoom calls
  • Social media channels

You will receive ongoing support from both Public Health and Volunteer Centre Hackney and will have the opportunity to raise any questions or concerns via e-mail, but also at regular online Forums.

Community Champion volunteering role: we have paused recruitment for the time being. In the meantime, if you would like to contact us about this or any other role, please contact


The programme aimed at supporting the VCS sector has been designed to maximise reach, to ensure the most vulnerable residents in City and Hackney receive advice and guidance on issues relating to COVID-19. Training will be delivered by VCH and Public Health on a range of topics including:

  • How to approach and engage communities through effective conversations
  • Signposting
  • Effective communication format/channels
  • Current Covid-19 guidance
  • Testing/vaccinations

Frontline staff and/or volunteers would receive training in how to communicate important public health messages to service users, which they could then incorporate into their existing role.

Champions would also be able to communicate directly with local Public Health regarding any concerns and queries they may have whilst also receiving ongoing support through staff at VCH and Public Health.

PHCC and VCH are delighted to announce a full suite of training courses.

To find out more about this FREE training programme please click here

Click below for a range of Community Champions resources.