What kind volunteering opportunities are there?
There are a number of ways in which you can get involved with Healthwatch and we want to enable you to volunteer with us however you want to. There is no commitment to any of our volunteering roles, you are not tied to any singular role and you can volunteer as and when you want. Click on the roles below:
– An Engagement Volunteer plays a key role in assisting Healthwatch Hull by being the eyes and ears of Healthwatch in local communities. Healthwatch Hull relies on the experiences of service users, their families and carers to help identify poor quality services, gaps in provision and good practice. Our Engagement Volunteers help collect this information, especially from those people who are seldom heard, as well as promoting the services of Healthwatch Hull within these groups.
Enter and View Authorised Representatives
– An Enter and View Authorised Representatives enter Health and Social Care premises to hear and see how the consumer experiences the service, and to collect the views of service users, their relatives and/or carers, at the point of service delivery. They observe the nature and quality of services and take note of all the good practices that discover and any areas which could be improved.
Young Persons Volunteer
– A young persons volunteer plays a key role in assisting Healthwatch Hull by being the eyes and ears of Healthwatch in the 16-25 age group. Healthwatch Hull relies on the experiences of service users, their families and carers to help identify poor quality services, gaps in provision and good practice. Our Young Persons Volunteers help collect this information as well as promoting the services of Healthwatch Hull within this age group.
We also encourage our Young Persons Volunteers to become Authorised Representative’s and assist us in our statutory function of Enter and View visits to gain the most experience out of volunteering with Healthwatch.
Why volunteer with Healthwatch?
Healthwatch wants real change within Health and Social Care services, by volunteering with us you are supporting your local community and local services. You are ensuring the views and experiences of those within the community, your family and friends are heard. You can also observe services directly to report back any good practice or areas of improvement. All of this information is used to work with service providers to provide a better service for all.
Who volunteers with Healthwatch?
There is no specific requirement to become a volunteer with us, we need volunteers just like you, volunteers who know the issues faced in their local communities and want to be a part of something that wants to improve services for all.
We want enable anyone to become involved and be an important part of Healthwatch and the change we aim to make within Hull as Health and Social Care is an important element of everyone’s lives. Each individual in Hull has their own views and experiences which shapes why local services are important to them and that is invaluable to us.
Please click here to find the volunteering roles in full and an application form, please just complete this application from and return it to us. The information on how to return this form is detailed within the document itself.
If you have any further queries or need a form sending out to you, please contact Gareth Fletcher on 01482 595567 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org