Volunteer Expression of Interest

If you'd like to know more about becoming a volunteer for Healthwatch, please complete this form and we'll send you more information.
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  • This form is an initial expression of interest for the Healthwatcher volunteering role. All our volunteering roles require further information which you'll complete when we send you a registration form. We'll collect other information including emergency contact numbers and require referees for each role. If you are under 18 we will also need consent, at a later date to volunteer, from a parent or guardian.

Have you ever thought about being a volunteer?

Are you someone who’s friendly and approachable and can work as part of a team?

 

Is it important to you to give good customer service and support others to make positive changes and have their voice heard? Do you enjoy learning new things? Could you support Healthwatch Kirklees by sharing your skills and enthusiasm?

Do you have a few hours or some spare time to share to help to make positive changes in your local area?

Here at Healthwatch Calderdale, our volunteers help with;

  • General office tasks and additional support for our advocacy service.
  • Administrative support, data entry, proofreading, and analyzing information.
  • Gathering feedback on health and social care services, survey collection, and information sharing.

Some of our volunteers also support our Healthwatch Kirklees team working across both Calderdale and Kirklees.

Roles include:

  • Administration & data entry volunteer
  • Call handler and administration support (NHS Complaints Advocacy)
  • Online feedback collector  
  • Enter and View Authorised representatives
  • Healthwatchers
  • Mirco-volunteering data entry and media support

If you are interested in any of the roles above please get in touch with Katherine Sharp, Volunteering and Engagement Officer (Enter and View Lead)

Email- katherine.sharp@healthwatchkirklees.co.uk

Telephone – 01924 450379

Current volunteering opportunities

If this is you please take a look at our opportunities below

It is essential for us at Healthwatch that our staff and volunteers work together and are honest and transparent. It is important that staff and volunteers are polite and friendly and make all individuals we speak to, or who contact us feel comfortable and valued. We want every voice to count.


Healthwatch Kirklees needs you to be our eyes and ears in the community. We’re recruiting ‘Healthwatchers’ to make sure we are finding out as much about public opinion as we can. We would like volunteers to go into the communities, talk to family and friends and gather comments about their experience of using health and social care services.  We want to hear about both the good things and what people think could work better.

This role is very flexible and you can commit as much time as works best for you.

If you’re interested please download the full role description below:

Volunteer role description Healthwatcher 

To apply and for more information contact Katherine Sharp, Volunteering and Engagement Officer (Enter and View Lead) on 01924 450379 or email katherine.sharp@healthwatchkirklees.co.uk

What is an online Feedback collector?

As an online feedback collector, you will be a listening ear. You’ll be collecting feedback about people’s experiences of health and social care services that has been left online, for example on social media, on websites, and on news articles.

This role is very flexible and you can commit as much time as works best for you.

If you’re interested please download the full role description below:

 
To apply and for more information contact Katherine Sharp, Volunteering and Engagement Officer (Enter and View Lead) on 01924 450379 or email katherine.sharp@healthwatchkirklees.co.uk

Healthwatch Calderdale is looking for a volunteer to help support staff with its NHS complaints advocacy service. We need volunteers to support Healthwatch Calderdale staff to make sure people get the right advice and support at the right time, to answer questions people might have about the service or complaints process and to help people understand what the NHS complaints process can achieve. 

Work from home with the option to be office based when Covid restrictions allow
Flexible role, 2 hours + weekly between 9-4pm Mon-Fri

If you’re interested please download the full role description below:

Healthwatch call handler and administration volunteer (NHS Complaints Advocacy) role description

To apply and for more information contact Katherine Sharp, Volunteering and Engagement Officer (Enter and View Lead) on 01924 450379 or email katherine.sharp@healthwatchkirklees.co.uk

A  data entry and media support volunteer may help to edit or design content for videos or social media messages to help share information or promote feedback of health and social care services in Kirklees or Calderdale. You may help with data entry on our website or in-house database.

If you’re interested please download the full role description below:

Data entry and media support volunteer role description

To apply and for more information contact Katherine Sharp, Volunteering and Engagement Officer (Enter and View Lead) on 01924 450379 or email katherine.sharp@healthwatchkirklees.co.uk