Unfortunately our volunteering activity has been constrained during the pandemic and we currently have no volunteer vacancies. However, to be the first to hear about new volunteer opportunities and other ways to support us, please subscribe to our newsletter.

Whilst you are here, please also support us by sharing your views on health and social care services, and check out our current projects.

Why volunteer with us?

  • To make a difference in your local community by giving people the opportunity to speak up about their experiences of health and social care services
  • To connect with like-minded people as you become part of the Healthwatch volunteer team
  • To boost your CV as you develop new skills and confidence in the role
  • To benefit from our full training and support programme which follows NCVO good practice in volunteer management
  • To use your skills to contribute to the success of Healthwatch Hertfordshire

1,074

hours were put in by our brilliant team of volunteers during 2019-20

Sweenie Gunasekera smiling to camera

Sweenie Gunasekera

Sweenie started volunteering with us because she feels passionately about the NHS and enjoys talking to people. For this reason, she thought training as an Enter and View Authorised Representative would be a good opportunity to give back to her local community.

She’s participated in several visits with the Enter and View Team in the 4 years she’s been with us, and she wanted to tell us about her experience of the Enter & View visit to the Macmillan Cancer Centre and Phlebotomy in Lister Hospital in July 2019

“It was inspiring; as my sister back home in Sri Lanka was just diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, this visit was very special to me. Talking to cancer patients, listening to their experiences, and talking to the staff and volunteers to gather information was a highlight of my volunteering career.

“This was my second Enter and View to Phlebotomy at Lister Hospital and I was very happy to find that following our last report, they now have more staff, and waiting times have been reduced. I love to see the real impact that my and Healthwatch Hertfordshire’s work has had to improve services.”

Read more about the role 

Want to find out more about our powers to Enter & View? 

Local Healthwatch have the legal right to visit places that provide publicly funded health or social care services to find out about people's experiences.

Click here to find out more

Volunteer Interview: Meg Carter

Meg Carter smiling to camera

Meg is a Trustee on the Healthwatch Hertfordshire Board and is a Representative for Healthwatch on the West Herts Hospitals Trust Board. Click the button below to find out more about her experiences of volunteering with us.

Read her Volunteer Interview

Volunteer Interview: Keith Shephard

Keith Shephard speaking to two members of the public at an event

Keith is an Enter & View Authorised Representative and a Representative. In this interview, Keith shares his reasons for volunteering, and his commitment to the charity. Click the button below to find out why he finds volunteering with us so valuable.

Read his Volunteer Interview

Our volunteers’ dedication, hard work, and expertise enable us to continue to raise our profile within Hertfordshire communities through their various volunteering roles. A big thank you to each and every one of them for working with us to hear patient experiences and improve services.

Healthwatch Hertfordshire Volunteers' Lead, Nuray Ercan