Our volunteers are at the heart of what we do.

Our volunteers are out in the community everyday listening to people to find out if health and care is working for them

Whether you want to gain valuable work experience, help improve care in your community or learn new skills, there are lots of ways you can join us to make a real difference.

Our volunteers support us in many different ways. From speaking to local people to find out what they think about health and care, to using these views to influence those who run services, volunteers play an important role at Healthwatch.

Volunteering is rewarding, interesting and keeps me busy

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What can I do as a volunteer?

Our volunteers help us in a number of ways. Whether you have an hour to spare or you're looking for a more regular committment, there are a range of ways you can get involved.

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1,540

hours of our volunteers' valuable time was given to help us make a difference last year.

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Meet our volunteers

Our volunteers are involved in everything from making decisions about our priorities, talking and listening to people, visiting services and attending meetings on our behalf. 

Find out more about our volunteers and what they do.

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As a Healthwatch volunteer, I can get involved as much or as little as I want.  This year I have visited hospital and GP services to talk to patients and listen to their experiences.  What I heard from them has been used to improve those services for other patients.