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 Wandsworth
If you are interested to join us
Take a look at the various roles below and if you are interested contact us telling us a little more about yourself in relation to the role and send us a CV if you have one.
Represent us to ensure local people are listened to in decisions about local services.
Represent Healthwatch on committees and working groups to influence the way services are run. We also meet with hospital and service managers, commissioners, the local authority and have speaking rights in local government decision making committees.
Outreach & Engagement Assistants
Help people in your community have their say on health and social care
Our volunteers play a vital role speaking to people about their experiences of local services and giving them opportunities to share their views and ideas for how services can improve.
Join us in getting out and about in your community, meeting with local people, even attending festivals. Connect with people and find out what they have to say.
Policy and Research Assistants
Help us analyse and report on what local people tell us.
Help us understand and represent the views people have shared in our surveys and research by helping us process, analyse and report on the data we have collected. Our reports are important to ensure we can hold local decision makers to account.
Enter and View Volunteer
Help visit services to hear from people using them.
We train some of our volunteers to speak to people using publicly funded health and care services, such as hospitals and care homes. As a local Healthwatch we have special legal powers to 'Enter and View' these local services.
You might be observing the service, gathering the views of patients, residents and staff and contributing to planning, undertaking and reporting on these visits.
Help with our day to day office tasks
Volunteering with us is a great way to sharpen your existing skills and develop new ones. Help us do more and better, by supporting us in the office. The role can vary from helping with our newsletter to uploading content onto our website and updating our database.