Helping us make health and social care services better.
Our volunteers play an important role in helping us to make a difference to your local health and social care services. Put simply, we couldn’t do what we do without them.
Volunteers assist with a variety of activities, such as:
- Helping us by going ‘out and about’ to seek community views
- Getting involved with specific projects like assessing Home Care provision
- As Authorised Representatives, attending visits to providers.
As a core function of our organisation, Volunteers are represented on our Board – reflecting the importance they have in the organisational decision making processes.
All of our volunteers receive extensive training, which, as well as a general introduction to volunteering with Healthwatch, also includes awareness sessions around dementia, mental health, learning disabilities, safeguarding adults, mental capacity and deprivation of liberty safeguards amongst others.
One of our experienced volunteers gave a presentation at the Healthwatch Warwickshire Annual Conference 2017, about the role of volunteers in the organisation. The presentations slides are available here.
Resources for our registered volunteers are in our Volunteer Hub:
Become a Volunteer
We want our volunteers to reflect the diverse population of Warwickshire and welcome any new applications from across all communities based in the Warwickshire area. We always need more people to support our work so if you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please call us on 01926 422823 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and an application form.
Many of our volunteers also go on to take additional training to become Authorised Representatives, to help us carry out our Enter and View visits. All of our Authorised Representatives are DBS checked and are listed below.
Chris Bain (staff)
Karen Higgins (staff)
Robyn Dorling (staff)