Unfortunately our volunteering activity has been constrained during the pandemic and we currently have no volunteer vacancies. However, if you would like to express an interest in any of the volunteer roles below please consider subscribing to our newsletter (form at the bottom of this page) to ensure you are the first to hear about new volunteer opportunities.

Member of the Board of Trustees

Responsible for:

  • Meeting Charity and Company responsibilities
  • Governance and compliance with the organisation’s objectives
  • Organisational oversight
  • Setting strategic direction
  • Networking and working in partnership

Engagement Volunteer

Role includes:

  • Promoting Healthwatch Hertfordshire and the work we do by holding stalls at events
  • Supporting members of the public to share their lived experiences of health &/or social care services
  • Listening to and recording those experiences shared

Enter & View Authorised Representative

Role includes:

  • Conducting Enter & View visits to selected publicly-funded health or social care establishments
  • Talking to service users and their relatives or carers about their lived experiences
  • Supporting us with projects as needed e.g. ‘mystery shopping’ phone calls to services, GP website audit, and more

Representative Volunteer

Role includes:

  • Attending meetings to represent the Healthwatch Hertfordshire view and the patient perspective
  • Feeding back information gathered at these meetings to support our intelligence on services
  • Networking and working in partnership

Thank you for the equality and diversity training yesterday. It was really good and really made me think - food for thought.

Brian Gunson, Trustee

Your induction training includes:

  • An introduction to who we are and what we do
  • Our policies and procedures such as health & safety and safeguarding
  • Developing your knowledge of health & social care services in Hertfordshire
  • Regular touchpoints with your volunteer lead and the volunteer co-ordinator to make sure you feel supported in your role
  • Pre-agreed out of pocket expenses paid for by the organisation

Your volunteering role offers

The opportunity to:

  • Join a volunteer team and meet like-minded people
  • Help improve health and social care services for local people
  • Learn or improve skills that could be a stepping stone into employment or training opportunities
  • Contribute to the success of Healthwatch Hertfordshire