I volunteered the services of the Sowerby Bridge COVID-19 volunteers group to Ryburn Valley High school back in late December when the lateral flow testing programme was announced at short notice before the schools went back, for what ended up being just a day. So we did not end up being required.
Thankfully they got back in touch the week before schools went back in March for some help and support. We were able to provide up to eight volunteers on a daily basis for eight days with a 2 hour session in the morning and the same in the afternoon. This obviously freed up school staff time and they were very grateful/ the volunteers also loved being able to support the school, get the children back in to school and the children were great in doing the tests themselves with our support!
This was all from spotting the opportunity and making the link/ offer to the school and reacting to a situation.