There are many ways that you can make a difference to your local community - please read through the information shown here and get in touch with us if you'd like to become a part of Healthwatch Thurrock.
There are several ways you can volunteer with Healthwatch Thurrock. Volunteering can make a real difference to your own life and the lives of those around you. We want to ensure that anyone thinking about giving their time can find a volunteering opportunity which is right for them the volunteer roles include:
We also hold a monthly volunteer meeting you can check this out by clicking on the events tab.
Why volunteer with us
You could become a Healthwatch Thurrock Champion – by working closely with local council to help them shape the services they deliver
You will meet a variety of people, and be very hands on. Everybody has their own strengths and abilities and you will be given the opportunity to try something new!
You will be trained in all areas so that you will feel confident when you are in the community volunteering
With every volunteer we carry out an enhanced DBS check to ensure the safety of everybody that you will interact with
Healthwatch Thurrock will pay reasonable expenses as per our policy, e.g. travel expenses
But MOST importantly you will have the opportunity to make a difference and shape the future
What volunteers do
Volunteering with us at Healthwatch Thurrock is rewarding opportunity and you can make a real difference. The role is varied and may include:
Reaching out to individual people in the community and finding out about their views and experiences
Enter & View (observations and report writing.) e.g. local hospitals and residential homes
Helping at Healthwatch Thurrock events and drop ins
Helping organise smaller events located at the Beehive
Signposting individuals to health and social care services in Thurrock
Webpage design and upkeep
There are many other opportunities that we may need you to be involved in, variety is the key
Our volunteers come from a variety of different backgrounds but what they generally have in common is a desire to make a difference in their community. You may already be an active member of a local charity, community group, or patient forum, in which case you can help us capture peoples voice through your own networks. All that we ask is that you are:
willing to learn
Write to us at:
The Beehive Resource Centre West Street, Grays Essex, RM17 6XP