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Volunteer with Healthwatch this Summer!

We’re looking for new volunteers to join our growing team at Healthwatch Blackpool to help make a difference to health and social care services and gain experience engaging with communities across the county as part of exciting new Healthwatch projects.

Healthwatch Blackpool recognises the benefit of a cohort of local volunteers who are skilled and experienced in engaging with members of the public. 

Volunteers not only enrich the organisation by sharing their extensive local knowledge and intelligence but also support the Operational Team with our work by helping us to carry out our statutory responsibilities.

We’re looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to join our team! See below for more information.

This is a Volunteer position offering a role for a minimum of 7 hours each week.

  • To support the coordination and delivery an efficient volunteer programme by involving volunteers in a range of health and social care related activities in support of the work of Healthwatch Blackpool (HWB)
  • To recruit ,induct and support volunteers in a variety of roles across the service
  • LiaisewithexternalorganisationstopromoteHWB’svolunteeringopportunitiesviaawiderangeofcommunicationmethods.
  • Co-ordinate collaborative activities and events with health and social care providers

Click here to download the Role Description / Person Specification.

We’re looking for a Community Engagement Volunteer to join our team! See below for more information.

The tasks that the volunteer will undertake include;

  • Listen to people’s views about health and social care in Blackpool
  • Work closely with staff members and other volunteers
  • Feedback information gained from activities to staff members
  • Be adaptable in different settings e.g. – hospitals, GP surgeries, Dentists, Voluntary, community, and faith sector organisations
  • An ability to approach people in a friendly manner, giving confidence to people to share their experiences
  • Be able to take notes and write down people’s own words of their experiences

We are looking for volunteers who are available for days, evenings and weekends on an ad-hoc basis

Click here to download Role Description / Person Specification

For more information visit the Volunteering section of our website Click here