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 North Somerset.
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Community Outreach

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 gathering feedback about services and reporting these back to us as well as raising awareness of Healthwatch.

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Enter & View Representative

We train some of our volunteers to visit health and social care services in small teams and report back on people's experiences.

You would be observing the service, gathering the views of patients, residents and staff, and contributing to reports which highlight your findings.

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Volunteer Representative

As a volunteer, you could be attending meetings within North Somerset on a wide range of issues and projects surrounding health and social care services. We can ensure you get to attend meetings that suit your interests. 

You could attend these meetings on our behalf and represent us on projects by ensuring Healthwatch has a voice.

 

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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. Helping in our office can 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.