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.
After spending most of my life in and out of hospital, I want to help make a difference and improve services for people.
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.
People gave up their time last year to help make a difference to local health and care services.
Why do I volunteer? I wanted to give back to the NHS health service that has done so much for my family and Healthwatch Southend gave me that opportunity...