Why volunteer with us?

  • Make a difference in your local community by giving people the opportunity to speak up about their health and social care
  • Make new friends as you become part of the Healthwatch team
  • Boost your CV as you develop new skills and confidence in the workplace
  • Use your skills to contribute to the success of Healthwatch across the City of London.
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Help people in your community have their say on health and social care

Our volunteers play a vital role speaking to local people about their experiences and giving them opportunities to share their views and ideas for how services can improve. Many of our volunteers spend time in our community finding out what people think of local services and raising awareness of Healthwatch.

Contact us for more information on our Community Listeners and Influencers Role Description and the Public Representative Role Description.

Find out more - Public Representative

Find out more - Community Listeners and Influencers

 

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Help improve local services

We train some of our volunteers to visit health and social care services and report on people's experiences. You might be observing the service, gathering the views of patients, residents and staff, and contributing to reports which highlight your findings.

Contact us for more information about our Service Assessors Role Description for more information.

Find out more - Service Assessors

Some volunteers get involved with analysing national and local health and social care policy and issues, to identify the possible impact on the local community. They also draft responses to relevant policy consultations to influence service design and delivery, using the information and experiences shared by the local community.

Others assist us with analysing the information and data we gather when we are listening to the local community; enabling us to produce useful reports about our findings.

Contact us for more information about the Policy Assistant and Information Analyst Role Descriptions.

Find out more - Information Analyst

Find out more - Policy Assistant

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Help raise awareness of Healthwatch

As a volunteer, you could be attending community events to raise awareness of Healthwatch and encourage people to share their feedback on health and social care in our community.

Contact us for more information about our Community Listeners and Influencers Role Description.

Find out more - Community Listeners and Influencers

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Develop your professional skills in an office environment

Volunteering with us is a great way to sharpen your existing skills and develop new ones. A volunteer position can help provide useful experience for your CV as well as giving you an opportunity to learn and improve on your areas of interest such as design and marketing, planning and administration or leading a project.

Contact us for more information about our Communications and Digital Support Assistant Role Description.

Find out more - Communications and Digital Support Assistant