Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do, from talking to people about their experiences of local health and social care services, to sitting on our board of directors. Whatever your background, your time and your talent could make a real difference in your local community.

So, make today the day you decide to volunteer

Current volunteering opportunities

From the satisfaction of helping to shape local health and social care services, to learning new skills and meeting new people, volunteering offers so many rewards. Discover the many ways you can volunteer with Healthwatch Wiltshire and make a real difference whilst developing your own skills and experience.

User Advisory Group Member

Our Volunteer User Advisory Group Members are passionate about helping to develop our health and social care projects.  They will make up a group which supports involvement in service development and quality monitoring of Dorothy House Hospice Care Services.

Dorothy House supports people with a life-limiting illness across a large geographical area which includes Bath and north east Somerset, part of Wiltshire and part of Somerset and group members can come from anywhere within these areas. This is a rewarding and specialist volunteering role for people who have an interest in end of life care who are able to participate in open and honest group discussions.

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Local Healthwatch Volunteer

Local Healthwatch Volunteers are the voice of Healthwatch Wiltshire and people in the community. You can support us by talking to people, gathering opinions about local health and care services (good or bad) and spreading the word about the ways we can help people. You can also act as an ambassador for us at events and meetings and make sure our views and the views of local people are heard and taken seriously.

This is a perfect role for a friendly, approachable and compassionate person who enjoys connecting with people.

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Authorised Enter and View Volunteer

Healthwatch Wiltshire has a statutory power that allows us to Enter and View publicly funded health and social care premises to speak to people about their experiences. These visits are usually announced in advance but they can also can be unannounced if we hear things are not going well. You can help us conduct these visits and spend time talking to patients, carers and relatives as well as helping us report back on our findings.

This is a rewarding and specialist volunteering role for a confident and compassionate person who enjoys connecting with people. You might also like to represent us a Local Healthwatch Volunteer alongside this role.

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Healthwatch Project Volunteer

Our Project Volunteers help us to deliver important health and social care projects which benefit people in Wiltshire. As a Project Volunteer you can help us compile research and feedback from members of the public. You can also help us organise health and social care events and consultations or provide assistance with day-to-day administration for the team of staff and volunteers at Healthwatch Wiltshire.

You might also like to be involved with specific projects which are important you, such as Young Listeners, dementia engagement and other health and social care activities

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Healthwatch Associate

If you are interested in a more informal volunteering role you might like to become a Healthwatch Associate. Associates are interested in our work and like to be kept up to date with information about our events and activities as well as taking part in our surveys and consultations. You can also be part of our Readers Panel which involves looking at leaflets and documents for various health and social care agencies and making suggestions on how they can be improved.

If you aren’t sure which volunteering role is right for you, becoming a Healthwatch Associate will give you a taste of our work so you can decide how you would like to get more involved in future.

Find out more and get involved today

Interested in volunteering?

Fill out our quick and easy online form and a member of our team will get in touch with you for an informal chat about volunteering.

Volunteering quiz

Whatever your background and your skills, we have a role that is perfect for you. Take our quiz and find out which volunteering role is the best fit for you.

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