Our volunteers are at the heart of what we do.

Our volunteers are out in the community in Swindon listening to people to find out if health and care is working for them

Whether you want to gain valuable work experience, help improve care in your community or learn new skills, there are lots of ways you can join us to make a real difference.

Our volunteers support us in many different ways. From speaking to local people to find out what they think about health and care, to using these views to influence those who run services, volunteers play an important role with us and we couldn't do it without them.

My volunteering for Healthwatch has drawn together everything, showing me the very good work that is done in hospitals and other NHS services and the public's view which can be surprising but mostly positive.

- Maria, Healthwatch Swindon Volunteer 
woman in hospital setting smiling at the camera holding a sign which says 'It Starts with you'

What can I do as a volunteer?

Our volunteers help us in a number of ways. Whether you have an hour to spare or you're looking for a more regular committment, there are a range of ways you can get involved.

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People gave up their time last year to help make a difference to local health and care services.

Read our volunteer stories

Young volunteers at a meeting

Read Norma's story and the huge benefits to society that volunteering can bring.

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Meet our volunteers

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Meet our volunteers and find out more about what they do.

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I would advise others who maybe thinking of volunteering: make a difference. Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive affect on people, communities and society in general.

Norma, Healthwatch Swindon Volunteer