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Press release

Posted on December 17, 2020

In order to meet the needs of staff active in administrative tasks, hotels, housekeeping, cooking, logistics or even in animation and support in accommodation, support and home help services , the Department of Health and Social Action (DSAS) and the General Directorate of Social Cohesion (DGCS) are appealing for solidarity. Part-time, retired or self-employed people who wish to help temporarily strengthen the teams mobilized in the field with dependent people and those who support them are invited to come forward.

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The pandemic situation linked to Covid-19 in the canton of Vaud maintains its pressure on the staff of accommodation, support institutions and home help services, reduced by absences and quarantine.

To allow the continuity of quality care for residents in medico-social establishment, socio-educational establishment, medical psychosocial establishment, as well as beneficiaries of home help, the DSAS and the DGCS wish to temporarily strengthen the teams active daily in the field. They call on all volunteers ready to make their contribution in this context.

How to help

Volunteers in administrative / hotel / stewardship / kitchen / logistics and technical / animation / support in partial employment, retirees or self-employed available for a one-off or fixed-term mission can register with La Croix -Rouge Vaudoise, by completing the online form: (“COVID-19 Health Support” section, under registration for administrative / hotel / housekeeping / kitchen / technical assistance).

If the choice of areas of intervention and the availability of the volunteer make it possible to respond to a need expressed by care and support institutions or home help services, the person will be contacted by the Management Center ” Renfort Santé ”from the Vaud Red Cross. The latter will put the volunteer in touch with both the institution concerned and the body responsible for establishing the employment contract

The services provided within the framework of this call for volunteers will be remunerated according to a single, basic and fixed hourly rate of 33 francs gross, to which surcharges linked to particular constraints (night and / or Sunday work) may, if applicable , add.

State of Vaud Information and Communication Office


DSAS, Fabrice Ghelfi, Director General, Directorate General for Social Cohesion,021 316 51 45
Daniel Drainville, Director of the Vaudoise Red Cross,021 340 00 90


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