All of our volunteers have their own personal reasons for volunteering; whether it's to gain experience and knowledge, to build confidence in talking to others or simply to make a positive difference to local people.
Here's what some of our volunteers have said about why they decided to volunteer with us:
Roshan - "I am currenty on a gap year applying to Uni. Healthwatch is a good place to volunteer for me as it allows you to play a part in improving services and understand real work issues. Also it is relevant experience, as I am waiting to start a degree in medicine."
Emmanuela - "I volunteer because I want to gain experience, and help improve the healthcare system."
Roopkiran - "I volunteer because I want to gain experience in the healthcare sector, also it will help me to gain confidence talking to others. I also want to give back to the community we live in."