Volunteering Opportunities


Healthwatch could not be successful without the support from volunteers.

Do you have a passion for health and social care and would you like to make a positive difference in how these services are delivered in Brighton and Hove? If so, we would like to hear from you. Healthwatch Brighton and Hove are starting up a number of new projects and we are therefore recruiting for new volunteers.

Healthwatch Brighton and Hove is a not for profit organisation that engages with the public and listens to their views and concerns about health and social care.  We have used those views to influence commissioners and service providers and improve the way services are implemented.

The type of tasks you could expect to get involved with as a Healthwatch volunteer, are listed below.  However, the list is not exhaustive and we are more than happy for volunteers to cover a number of tasks:

  • Visiting health and social care services (for example, GP surgeries) and getting feedback from users.
  • Project support such as inputting surveys, data analysis, written contribution to a report
  • Event support such as organising logistics and running a stall at an event.
  • Social media support such as posting on Facebook, twitter or our Healthwatch website.
  • Representing Healthwatch at meetings – see also Representative volunteer role description.
  • General administration in the office.

You do not need any particular skills or expertise to become a volunteer, just be passionate about making a positive difference.  However, we would be interested to know if you had any specific skills or experience which could be useful, or had a particular interest or expertise in the areas of frail elderly, cancer, mental health, maternity and/or another area of health and social care.

If you are interested in joining this wonderful group of people, please read the Healthwatch values and conduct first.  Please then complete the Volunteer application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and return these to office@healthwatchbrightonandhove.co.uk

For further help, please read the Volunteer application form guidance or contact us on 01273 234041

  At Healthwatch Brighton and Hove we offer our volunteers a fulfilling and valuable role, induction and training, support from staff, and payment of out-of-pocket expenses.  We rely on our volunteers to carry out the work of Healthwatch, and we aim to recruit from all sections of the community including those with lived experience.


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