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Why volunteer with us?

  • Make a difference in your local community by giving people the opportunity to speak up about their health and social care
  • Make new friends as you become part of the Healthwatch Thurrock team
  • Boost your CV as you develop new skills and confidence in the workplace
  • Use your skills to contribute to the success of Healthwatch across Thurrock.

Why volunteer with us?

There are many benefits to volunteering with Healthwatch Thurrock, whether you want to help give a voice to people in your community or develop your professional skills in a health and social care environment.


hours were given by volunteers to support the work of Healthwatch Thurrock last year

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.

Female Volunteer

Find out more about our different volunteer roles with Healthwatch Thurrock

There are different ways in which you can become involved depending on your interests and how much time you would like to commit.

Find out more

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Betty's Blog

In this blog Betty tells us how beneficial volunteering can be and more about her role in Healthwatch.

Read the blog

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.

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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.

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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.