I would certainly recommend the role of Healthwatch board member to anyone who is motivated and feels that they might be able to fulfill the role. I happen to have a health background, although this is not essential by any means. It is satisfying to know that one is contributing to maintaining standards and excellence in local health and social care, which are crucial to us all.
Why volunteer with us?
We have a range of volunteering opportunities available with Healthwatch Walsall. We hope the various roles we have on offer will give you the opportunity to:
- Make a difference to your local community
- Meet new people
- Enhance your skills and knowledge
- Access training and support
- Use your existing skills
- Add valuable experience to your CV
We welcome a diverse range of volunteers from all walks of life, from sixth-form students looking to gain experience to put on UCAS applications, university students doing health and social care-related degrees, and professionals looking to donate some of their spare time to a good cause.
Training and support are available for every role, and experience is not essential. The most important thing we look for is a belief that people in Warrington should have the best health and social care services possible, and a desire to be part of making that happen.
Our current volunteering opportunities are:
- Research volunteers
- Healthwatch Champion / Ambassador
- Virtual Visitor volunteers
- Administration volunteers
- Online Feedback Collector volunteer
- Healthwatch Advisory Board members
- Information and Signposting volunteers
- Community and Engagement volunteers
- Enter and View Authorised Representative
- Digital Communications / Social Media volunteers
- Publication and Document Editor volunteers
- Young Healthwatch volunteers
Interested/ Call: 0800 470 1660 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
people gave up their time last year to help make a difference to local health and care services.
"Through volunteering, I have constantly felt like I'm doing something positive, and making a difference to health and social care."