Why Volunteer

Why Volunteer? 

Volunteering benefits people from all walks of life for different reasons. Some of the benefits of volunteering include: 

  • Gaining confidence and self esteem 
  • Developing skills, knowledge and experience 
  • Enhancing your CV 
  • Meeting new people and making new friends 
  • A chance to socialise  
  • Improving your health! Research has found that volunteering can do everything from helping you sleep better to improving your immune system  

What will you get in return for volunteering with Healthwatch Hull? 

  • Induction training and training specific to your role 
  • Opportunities to access additional training and personal development 
  • The chance to develop new skills and knowledge to assist with career goals, education and training
  • Support and supervision from the Volunteering and Engagement Officer 
  • Reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred during the course of your volunteering role
  • The opportunity to be part of a team and to meet new people 
  • The chance to make a real difference to the lives of local people  

Who can volunteer for Healthwatch Hull? 

Anyone! You do not need any specific skills or experience for our volunteering opportunities, just a desire to improve health and social care services in the Hull area.  

How much time do I need to volunteer? 

We recommend a minimum of 5 hours per month volunteering with us. Opportunities are available during the day, evenings and weekends.  

Where does volunteering take place? 

Opportunities take place across Hull. You will need to be able to travel across Hull via your own transport or public transport. Reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed for this.  

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