Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering Opportunities

Healthwatch wants to provide our Volunteers with as much opportunity and experience as possible. We make sure that our Volunteers are treated and supported as individuals  to maximise their enjoyment of the roles we offer and the benefit gained from Volunteering with us.

You can find below the various opportunities we currently offer. If you are not sure which opportunities work best for you, we are happy to speak to you and answer any questions prior to applying.


Healthwatch Administrators support our mission by ensuring that accurate data entry is recorded, and keep the information we have available updated so we are able to maintain a high-quality service.

Community Champion

Community Champions seek out opportunities to engage with other local and seldom groups, building their confidence and encouraging them to support our mission.

Community Engagement

Community Engagement Volunteers engage with the community on their own terms, making sure to listen to their experiences and build their confidence by ensuring that their voices are heard.

Enter and View Ambassador

Enter and View Ambassadors enter Health and Social Care premises and collect information about the nature and quality of services, the good practices and potential areas of improvement. 

Mystery Shopper

Mystery Shoppers assess the amount of information available and the level of service provided in Health and Social Care settings by asking for a range of information.

Reading Panel

Reading Panel Volunteers provide a robust service to the community as they review a range of documentation from ourselves and others providers to critique and provide feedback from a layperson’s perspective. 

Sector Champion

Sector Champions are representatives of local organisations who support us by using their expertise and influence to build connections between Healthwatch, their organisations and clients.

Virtual Engagement

Virtual Engagement Volunteers collect information about the nature and quality of local Health and Social Care services by speaking to service users, their families, carers and staff members. 

Volunteer Support Mentor

Healthwatch Volunteer Support Mentors are representatives of seldom heard groups and support Healthwatch by using their experience and influence to build confidence within these groups.

Youthwatch Opportunities

Youthwatch offers those aged 16 to 25 the opportunity to volunteer in roles specific to addressing the needs and issues of young people living in Hull within health and social care services.

Active Partnership Lead

Our sports and active partnership volunteer will attend local competitions and sessions to engage with young people, promoting the positive impact of an active healthy lifestyle.

Engagement Volunteer

Youth Engagement Volunteers collect information about the nature and quality of local Health and Social Care services by speaking to local young people about their experiences.

Foodbank Volunteer

Support local communities and residents by working with food banks in the organisation, packing and distribution of parcels. Whilst building and maintaining community relations.

Social Media Assistant

Social media and marketing assistants support the team with content creation and production across our social media platforms. Raising awareness of Healthwatch Hull and continuing to promote various campaigns and projects.

Trend Researcher

Investigating the needs of young people living in Hull using health and social care services. By identifying reoccurring or prominent trends you will assist in the production of new engagement material such as surveys and reports ensuring young peoples voices are heard.