Healthwatch utilizes different ways of collecting feedback from patients’ experiences with local health and social care services. We collect their feedback by asking patients about their interactions with healthcare services, and engagement events. Because we care about improving health and social care, we need your help getting patient’s voices heard!
We offer a range of volunteering opportunities for young people:
-Engagement and Involvement Ambassador
-Enter and view Authorisation Representative
-Marketing and Communications Volunteer
-Patience Experience Volunteer
-Volunteer Project Officer
-Young Carers Volunteer
For in-depth descriptions, purpose, and tasks of these roles, read the Volunteer Information Packet in the downloads below.
In carrying out any volunteering, we first want to make sure you have the skills and knowledge you need to get on, and are confident in talking about Healthwatch and what we do. See below the qualities we look for in a youth volunteer.
Qualities of a youth volunteer:
•Keen observational skills
•Good interpersonal skills
•Good organisational skills
•Ability to work in an objective and consistent manner
Benefits of volunteering:
•An opportunity to meet new people and make new friends
•Making an impact on the local community
•Boosting confidence and self-esteem
•Gain valuable work experience and transferable skills to put on your CV
If you need further information on becoming a volunteer or any of the volunteer roles, please email or phone the Volunteer and Engagement Officer, Sumita Ahmed.
Phone: 020 3078 9990
Volunteer Application Pack