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Volunteering

Want to make a difference to healthcare in Brent? We’re open to new volunteers to come and join our team and get involved with a range of exciting projects to help improve local services.

Why volunteer with Healthwatch Brent?

Volunteering with us gives you a chance to be part of an organisation that is putting local people at the heart of improving health and social care services. We listen to the views of people and community groups around Brent, and use that information to make services better. We also provide advice and signposting, so that patients and residents can get support with everything from GP registrations to making an NHS complaint.

What do our Volunteers get up to?

Volunteers are a really important part of our team, and can help in a range of different ways:

  • Gathering views from the local community. Volunteers help with our engagement work by visiting different community groups and giving them the chance to share their views. You might gather feedback informally, or ask people to fill out our health survey. We’re interested in hearing from your community, too – whether that’s a regular group that you attend, a place of worship or simply your friends and neighbours.
  • Carrying out Enter & View visits. Enter & View is a really important part of what Healthwatch does. It gives us the power to visit places that are delivering health and social care services – such as GP practices and care homes – and see for ourselves any examples of best practice or areas to improve. All visits are managed by a member of the Healthwatch Brent team, and you would receive full training before taking part.

Who can apply?

Volunteer roles are open to anyone who lives in Brent. If you want to help shape Healthwatch’s activities and engage with communities across the borough, we would be delighted to hear from you. We are keen to recruit volunteers who represent the Brent’s diverse communities, to help us make sure all voices in the borough are heard.

Note that for some volunteering activities you will need to be over 18.

All Healthwatch Brent volunteers will receive:

  • An induction into Healthwatch Brent
  • Ongoing training and support
  • Expenses in line with Healthwatch Brent’s Volunteering and Travel Policy

You will be asked to:

  • Sign a Volunteer Agreement
  • Agree to have a full DBS check for certain projects, such as Enter and View
  • Be willing to travel to other parts of London for meetings and events


Available Volunteering Opportunities

Enter & View (role description below).

If you are interested in any of the above volunteering opportunities please contact Ibrahim Ali by emailing ibrahim.ali@healthwatchbrent.co.uk or telephone 020 3869 9726.

You can also find out more in the recruitment pack below.

Downloads

Volunteer Recruitment Pack, June 2021

Enter and View Role Description