A man and woman sitting on a bench. He is looking in the direction of the camera and wears a blue shirt with a Healthwatch logo. She looks at him, away from the camera, and is wearing pink scrubs.

Volunteer with us

From finding out what local people think, to helping raise awareness, there are lots of ways to get involved. Talk to your local Healthwatch to find out more.

Find your local Healthwatch

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

Healthwatch Volunteer

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.

Become a Healthwatch volunteer

If you've felt inspired by any of the stories we've shared get in touch with your local Healthwatch to find out how you can volunteer with us. 

Contact your local Healthwatch

Get to know some of our student volunteers below and find out what they've learnt during their time at Healthwatch.

Read their experiences

Liam volunteered for Healthwatch Leeds and he talks to us about how it helped him get his dream job. 

Read Liam's story 

3,700 +

people volunteered their time last year to help make a difference to local health and care services.

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.

What can I do? 

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