Our volunteers are at the heart of what we do.

Our volunteers are the backbone of Healthwatch Rutland and their activities are varied. You can commit as little or as much time as you can spare to the role. You can be involved in a specific health or social care issue that is important to you, be involved in any of the projects or task groups we have, or be a member of the board. We also rely on volunteers to help to support events that we run and attend.  You can find out more about what’s involved in volunteering for us here:

"It is things like networking, speaking to other people our own age and letting them know about our work which makes being a volunteer valuable" - Young Volunteer

woman asking people's views

What can I do as a volunteer?

This depends on your interests and how much time you would like to commit to Healthwatch Rutland. The sorts of activities undertaken by volunteers may involve: carrying out a listening role, collecting the experiences of people who access services for example, representing Healthwatch Rutland at a variety of meetings, groups or committees discussing the provision of health and social care services for Rutland residents, participation in producing reports and surveys and much more.

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hours were given up by Healthwatch Rutland volunteers to help make a difference to local health and care services last year.

Read our volunteer stories

Daphne at the Rutland County Show

Read our volunteer stories.

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Young Healthwatch Rutland

Young Healthwatch Rutland volunteer outside local cafe

Learn more about Young Healthwatch Rutland, their impact and how to join in

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Through volunteering, I have constantly felt like I'm doing something positive, and making a difference to health and social care