Our volunteers are at the heart of what we do
From talking to people about their experiences of health and social care, to writing reports, to updating our social media - volunteers are vital to our work. Whether you have a few hours to spare or are looking for a regular commitment, we've got a volunteering role to suit you.
Current volunteering opportunities
Take a look at our current volunteering opportunities:
Advisory Committee Members - We are looking for people with local knowledge, experience and passion for promoting better health and social care to join our committee. The committee represents an advisory body overseeing strategic direction and monitoring the progress of Healthwatch Hammersmith & Fulham. Please find below the full role description and instructions on how to apply.
Trained Observers - Healthwatch services have a statutory function to carry out Enter & View visits to health and care services to review services at the point of delivery. This involves visiting with a team of representatives to observe the service, view the premises and talk to both staff, patients/residents, carers and relatives. If you have observational skills coupled with a desire to improve the quality of services, then this role may be for you.
Community Engagement volunteers - Do you like listening to people's stories? Are you passionate about the voice of the local communities and believe in equality? If so, this role could be for you. As part of our Patient Experience Programme, Healthwatch Hammersmith and Fulham visits local services to speak to patients about their experiences of using the services.
Community Research volunteers - We are committed to trying to make changes to health and social care services that reflect the needs of the people in the local community. In order to do that, we carry out two in-depth research projects each year that look at the key concerns and issues that residents have told us. We are looking for volunteers that have experience in carrying out research using different research methods and writing engaging reports.
Marketing and Communications volunteers - Do you love writing? Are you creative and passionate about social media? As a marketing and communications volunteer, you will help raise awareness of Healthwatch Hammersmith & Fulham, promote our projects and surveys, and create content for all our digital channels.
Information and Signposting volunteer - One of our main functions is to provide information and signposting to local people to help them navigate health and social care services in Hammersmith & Fulham and be able to raise their concerns. This can be done via telephone, email, post, or, social media. As an information and signposting volunteer, you will listen and respond to people contacting the information service with appropriate answers.
Data, Evidence, and Insight Volunteer - Do you love working with data and creating charts and pivot tables? Our Evidence & Insight department brings together data from across our six Healthwatch services around London to analyse, investigate, draw out and report upon any collective themes and trends. A Data, Evidence and Insight volunteer will work with this large data set, manipulating and analysing it for interesting findings.
Website Support Volunteer - As a Website Support volunteer you will help us to update and develop our website. You will support us with tasks like creating news content, uploading reports and graphics to create engaging and visually pleasing website content, and identifying, investigating and resolving technical issues.
How to apply?
Healthwatch Hammersmith & Fulham Volunteers are recruited through our Volunteer Hub at Your Voice in Health and Social Care (YVHSC).
To apply please sign up at Better impact and someone from YVHSC will contact you.
Your application will be processed by our central team at our Ealing Offices, however, please note that all volunteering roles for Healthwatch Hammersmith & Fulham take place within our borough. Our local offices are located at 141-143 King Street, London, W6 9JG
Not found a role that suits you? We're always keen to hear from people who have new skills to offer us, if that's you, get in touch.