Volunteer

At the heart of Healthwatch Central West London

An opportunity to give a voice to people in your community or develop your skills in a range of health and social care environments. Volunteers play a vital role in our community research and engagement work, helping us to hear from more people in and around Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster so that we can understand what patients, residents, and carers need from health and social care services.

We’re proud to work with a community of inspiring volunteers – and we’d love you to join us.

Why get involved?

You’ll be joining a local trusted charity committed to making health and social care services the best they can be, ensuring that everyone’s voice is listened to so that meaningful change in service delivery and design can happen.

Not only that, it’s a great opportunity to meet like-minded people, use our training opportunities to expand your skills and make a positive impact in your community.

Ways to get involved

If you have an hour to spare or you’re looking for a longer-term role as a volunteer, we offer a wide range of ways to get involved, from representing us at events, circulating surveys, or assessing the delivery of local health and care services.

Volunteer for Young Healthwatch

Young Healthwatch volunteers are passionate about improving the mental health of young people living in or around Westminster. If you’re between 14 and 25 and live, work or study in or around Westminster we have a number of ways to get involved.

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Volunteer as a Community Listener

Our Community Listeners talk to people from our local boroughs and listen to their views and experiences of the health and social care services. Healthwatch uses Community Listeners’ feedback to inform and influence the design and delivery of services, holding services providers to account.

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Volunteer as a Dignity Champion 

We have a team of dedicated Dignity Champions that carry out ‘Enter & View’ visits to local care homes, hospitals, and community services in Kensington & Chelsea and  Westminster to conduct surveys that assess whether patients are being treated with dignity and respect.

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Volunteer as a Local Committee Member

Share your thoughts and ideas on the latest health and social care developments and represent the borough you live in at bi-monthly committee meetings.

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“I volunteer as a Dignity Champion and on the Westminster Local Committee.

 I was on the Small Grants project judging panel, which was a very good opportunity to learn more about the work of local organisations to support diverse groups across Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea. We were very impressed.

As a Dignity Champion we often enter into the lives of vulnerable people, particularly in care homes.

Often the most important thing to do is to listen.”

Anne, Dignity Champion

86 volunteers helped us to connect and reach into different parts of our community in 2020-21.
Together, we can reach more people.

We're growing our network of volunteers. Join us!

Please submit our expression of interest form below and we will be in touch to
let you know if we have any current opportunities in your area. If you have a question, you can also email us at info@healthwatchcentralwestlondon.org