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.

It’s great to visit a care home or a hospital ward, talk with patients and then suggest improvements based on these conversations and our observations which are then often carried out within a short space of time.

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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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People gave up their time last year to help make a difference to local health and care services.

Read our volunteer stories

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Read our volunteer stories.

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Meet our volunteers

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Meet our volunteers and find out more about what they do.

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Through volunteering, I have constantly felt like I'm doing something positive, and making a difference to health and social care