Join our Communications team

We're looking for a volunteer to assist our Communications Officer with developing and updating content for Healthwatch websites and social media platforms across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. This voluntary role may also involve helping create printed publicity materials, as well as researching and suggesting ideas to promote Healthwatch locally through local press, radio and online.

You will need to be able to commit to between 2 and 6 hours per week in our Nailsea office, on either a Thursday or a Friday. We ask for a 6 month commitment, and we'll provide you with the support and training you need to build on your experience and get creative.

You can download and read a full role profile below.   

Closing date: 9am, Monday 29th November 2021

If you have any questions please get in touch by email at: or phone: 07517 426694.


Communications volunteer advert
Communications volunteer role description
Communications volunteer application form
Equality and diversity form

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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Help people in your community have their say on health and social care

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 finding out what people think of local services and raising awareness of Healthwatch.

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Help improve local services

We train some of our volunteers to visit health and social care services and report on people's experiences. You might be observing the service, gathering the views of patients, residents and staff, and contributing to reports which highlight your findings.

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Help raise awareness of Healthwatch

As a volunteer, you could be attending community events to raise awareness of Healthwatch and encourage people to share their feedback on health and social care in our community.

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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. A volunteer position can help 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.