How you can make a difference

Volunteering with us provides an opportunity to learn more about your community, while supporting us to influence better outcomes for local residents.

Whether helping to run our engagement events, workshops and outreach stalls, representing Healthwatch at meetings and events, or joining us in our important ‘Enter and View’ visits to local health and social care services, our volunteers bring different skills and perspectives to all that we do.

As well as supporting us to find out more about how local services are working, our volunteers also play an important part in promoting Healthwatch and the work that we do to provide information, advice and signposting guidance to residents.

Volunteering with Healthwatch Southwark has helped me to gain experience in the area I want to work in (Public Health), engage with health-related issues in my local area which I care about, and learn new skills, such as interviewing people.

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Our volunteers

See a list of our current Enter and View representatives and our other volunteers here.

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Enter and View is a power held by Healthwatch to visit publicly funded health and care facilities to observe the quality of services, and talk to patients and visitors at the point where they receive care.

We are not currently recruiting for Enter and View volunteers due to limited staff capacity. If you are interested in the role, please email us and we will contact you when we are recruiting.

Engagement Volunteers

We are not currently recruiting volunteers due to limited staff capacity. However, we will be in the future. If you are interested in gaining some new skills and insights, learning more about the community you live in, and helping to improve health and care services please email us and we can get in touch when we are recruiting.

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If you would like to explore other volunteering roles in our local community, see the Community Southwark website.

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Representing Healthwatch Southwark at a mental health and wellbeing event gave me the opportunity to meet and interact with service users and professionals from different organisations in the borough.