After spending most of my life in and out of hospital, I want to help make a difference and improve services for people.

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.

A week in the life of a volunteer

Jannat, Healthwatch Volunteer

Jannat shares her experience of being a student volunteer with Healthwatch Cheshire. 

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The difference you can make

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Healthwatch Somerset explain the difference our volunteers make and why we need more.

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Healthwatch volunteers speaking to one another

What can I do as a volunteer?

There are lots of benefits to volunteering with your local Healthwatch, whether you want to help give a voice to people in your community or develop your professional skills in a health and social care organisation.

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

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