Volunteer with Healthwatch Northumberland

We have some fantastic volunteering opportunities for 2024 at Healthwatch Northumberland.
As health and social care champion for people in Northumberland who use these services, you can help us improve care by making sure NHS leaders and other decision-makers hear the views and experiences of residents.

As a Healthwatch Northumberland volunteer you can:
  • Volunteer as much or as little time as you want
  • Make a difference to NHS health and social care in your community
  • Improve your own health and wellbeing
  • Develop your skills and knowledge
  • Add valuable experience to your CV and increase your employability
  • Meet new people and be part of a supportive team
  • Be involved in something positive!

What can you choose to get involved in?

  • Listening to local people’s views and experiences of health and care services
  • Signposting people to local services and support groups
  • Carrying out public surveys
  • Being the eyes and ears of local communities
  • Mystery shopping
  • Administration support
  • Proofreading
  • Research support and report writing
  • Communications and digital support

Volunteering with Healthwatch Northumberland is flexible – you can offer as much or as little time as you wish, either on a regular or one-off basis. Some volunteering work can even be done from home in your own time. You won’t have to work alone and no experience is necessary. You will be well supported, working as part of a friendly team. We welcome anyone with or without relevant experience – training will be provided.It won’t cost you anything but time! Appropriate expenses, including travel costs, will be paid.

For more information visit the Healthwatch Northumberland website.