Our Young Healthwatch volunteers are vital in our work to influence better health and wellbeing and improve the quality of services, especially for young people.
Not only do volunteers create real change in health and care services, they also gain valuable work experience, meet new people and learn more about Healthwatch and young people's rights.
We want to show how volunteering at Healthwatch has helped local young people feel supported in their ambitions and visions for health and care.
"I am currently studying A-Levels in Rutland and I am the former Head Boy of Catmose College. As a keen public speaker, I have competed at a national level in the Rotary Youth Speaks competition and was a regional champion, being in one of the top 7 teams in Britain and Ireland in 2017. I am currently in the process of training with the British Red Cross, taking on a voluntary role and have started my application to pursue a career in the police when I finish studying in 2020. In everything that I do, be that in education, my part-time job or my volunteering roles, my simple ambition is to help people in any and every way that I can and I look forward to continuing this as a member of Young Healthwatch Rutland."
- Joe, Young Healthwatch Rutland Volunteer
Interested in becoming a Young Healthwatch Volunteer?
We are looking for young people in Rutland between 11 to 24 years old who are keen to make a difference in health and social care and are interested in young people's rights and wellbeing.