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.

I enjoy finding out about how the NHS has changed and developed over the years

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What can I do as a volunteer?

Our volunteers help us in a number of ways. Whether you have an hour to spare or you're looking for a more regular committment, there are a range of ways you can get involved.

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

Read our volunteer stories

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Read our volunteer stories.

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Meet our volunteers

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Meet our volunteers and find out more about what they do.

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I have enjoyed the opportunity to be involved in various pieces of work which has allowed me to speak to members of the local community and help to raise any issues which are affecting them