Volunteers will play an important part in delivering Healthwatch's objectives.
Healthwatch Bradford and District will provide meaningful opportunities for local people to influence and challenge health and social care services.
Become an Enter and View representative
We're looking for new volunteers to become Enter and View representatives, visiting services to gather feedback and see how well the service is working.
Are you interested in making a difference to local health and social care services?
Do you enjoy talking to people from all backgrounds?
Can you listen to and understand other people's views and experiences?
Becoming an Enter and View Representative could be a great way to get involved and influence improvements in local health and social care. Enter and View volunteers are trained and supported by Healthwatch staff, and will take part in a programme of visits to health and social care settings across the district.
Contact us on 01535 665 258 or email email@example.com
We need volunteers to work with us at Bradford Royal Infirmary or Airedale Hospital to gather feedback, spread the word about Healthwatch and help people find the information they need about health or social care.
Healthwatch has regular outreach sessions at both hospitals.
What you’ll get:
Experience of a hospital setting
Understanding of local health and social care services
Training and support from Healthwatch staff
Reimbursed travel expenses
Talking to people in hospital waiting areas about Healthwatch
Handing out our leaflets and displaying them around the hospital
Encouraging people to give comments to Healthwatch about their experiences of health and social care
We need volunteers who can regularly commit to a two-hour slot on a rota, working with Healthwatch staff and a team of other volunteers. Contact us to find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01535 665258.
What we offer you as a Healthwatch Bradford and District volunteer
Satisfaction of being able to improve our local services
Induction and training
A real chance to have your voice heard
Reimbursement of expenses
How to apply
Depending on the type of volunteering you are interested in, we are likely to suggest that you first become a “Healthwatcher”. This role is a light touch type of volunteering and there is no need to complete a long application form. Healthwatchers are the eyes and ears of local people, telling us their experiences of using health and social care services in the Bradford District. As a Healthwatcher you can feedback to us what’s going on in services in your community, and help us gather views in order to improve those services.
If you enjoy the role of Healthwatching and feel like getting more seriously involved in the work of Healthwatch, then get in touch. We can have a chat with you and look at what skills, experiences and knowledge you have, then we will look at the kinds of volunteer roles which might suit you. We then ask you to complete an application form including references.
If you are interested in any of these opportunities to get involved with Healthwatch please contact us.