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Who are Healthwatch Redbridge?

We are a charity working across the borough of Redbridge finding out people’s experiences of using health and social care services. We use this feedback to report back to service providers, commissioners and funders to try to improve the services. We also offer a signposting service, where people can ring up for any information that they require about health and social care services in the borough

 

Who can volunteer?

You can volunteer for us if you live in Redbridge or work in the borough and access health or social care services.

 

What type of volunteering can I do?

At the moment we are looking to recruit for the role of Community Outreach Volunteer. Which can be found at the bottom of the page.

 

Will I be out of pocket?

No, all of our volunteers have their travel fares reimbursed. However you will need to provide a receipt in order for us to reimburse you. In addition, if you volunteer with us for more than four consecutive hours, you will receive up to £5.50 for lunch (again on proof of receipt).

 

What are the benefits to volunteering?

 

  • You can help to shape your local health and social care services.

  • Develop new skills and experience for your CV.

  • Access to training.

  • Develop confidence.

  • If you volunteer with us for more than three months we can provide you with a reference.

 

How much time do I need to give?

For the Community Outreach Volunteer role we are looking for approximately three hours per week. This will be dependent on when we have events to attend, therefore the day and time will be different each week. We understand that you may not always be available to attend every event.

Are there any other ways for me to get involved?

Yes! During the year we may hold a few larger events and we may ask you to get involved with some other tasks such as being on the reception desk or helping us to set up the day.