Young Healthwatch

Are you passionate about young people’s rights, health and wellbeing?

Do you want young people to have a say in how the NHS and social care services they use are run, and make sure their views are heard and considered by decision makers?

Can you spare a couple of hours each month to support our work in your local area?

What you will be doing:

  • Listen to young people’s views of health and care services and help us to feed their concerns back to the people in charge, so that we can make a difference!
  • Visit schools, colleges, and community groups to talk to other young people about how they can make their views heard.

  • Help us to create exciting social media content to raise awareness of our work and come up with innovative ways to reach out to young people in Surrey.

This role will suit someone who:

  • Wants to learn more about how the NHS and social care system works, and how the patient voice is used to improve local services.
  • Cares about the views and wellbeing of young people.
  • Enjoys talking to people.
  • Enjoys working as part of a team.
  • Is organised and reliable.
  • Is looking to gain confidence and experience to boost their CV.

Image result for healthwatch clock infographicWhat time commitment will I be expected to make?  

Our volunteers typically help with one or two events each month however you can do more, or less depending on your study commitments. Volunteering with us is flexible, and you decide when you would like to help!

Will my expenses be paid?

We reimburse volunteers for travel expenses, including bus and train fare, and for refreshments.

Will I receive training?

Full training and ongoing support will be provided for this role.

If you have any questions about volunteering with us, please contact our Volunteer Officer: volunteers@healthwatchsurrey.co.uk