Our volunteers play a vital role speaking to local people about their experiences and giving them opportunities to share their views and ideas for how services can improve. Many of our volunteers spend time in our community finding out what people think of local services and raising awareness of Healthwatch Thurrock.
Here are just some of the ways you can get involved as a Healthwatch volunteer:
Help people in your community have their say on health and social care
Many Healthwatch volunteers spend time in the community finding out what people think of local Thurrock services so that Healthwatch can raise any concerns with service providers. Our volunteers play a vital role speaking to local people about their experiences and giving them a platform to share their views and ideas for how services can improve.
Help raise awareness of Healthwatch
As a volunteer, you could be attending community events to raise awareness of Healthwatch Thurrock and encourage people to share their feedback on health and social care in their community.
Help improve local services
Some Healthwatch Thurrock volunteers are trained to visit health and social care services and report on the experiences of people using those services. You might be observing the service, gathering the views of patients, residents and staff, and contributing to reports which highlight your findings.
Develop your professional skills in an office environment
Could you support the Healthwatch Thurrock Office by sharing your professional skills? Healthwatch Thurrock are always looking for volunteers to help them with design, marketing and admin duties. This is a great way of developing your skills while helping ensure that people are able to shape the health and social care services they use.