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Volunteer Roles Available

Community Outreach Volunteer Role Description


Purpose of Role

  • To engage with members of the public and collect their views on NHS services and the work Healthwatch Redbridge is completing
  • To promote Healthwatch Redbridge to the wider community
  • To involve members of the public in current Healthwatch Redbridge projects
  • To increase Healthwatch Redbridge’s membership


Minimum Time Commitment

Healthwatch Redbridge Community Outreach Volunteers will be required to undertake their placement for approximately 3 hours per fortnight, on top of any training. Hours are flexible to suit both the Community Outreach Volunteers and the needs of Healthwatch Redbridge.


Duties of Position

Volunteers will be expected to:

  • To let members of the community know who Healthwatch Redbridge are and we do
  • To signpost members of the public to local organisations and services that may be able to help them
  • To develop good working relationships with organisations and members of the community
  • To sign up new Healthwatch Redbridge members
  • Provide feedback (either written or verbally) following any engagement with members of the public
  • To assist with the running of and organising events as and when necessary


Tasks can be adapted to suit volunteer’s needs and interests




  • Be reliable
  • Be willing to learn
  • Be confident to approach people
  • A friendly outgoing personality
  • Excellent verbal communication skills in order to communicate effectively with a wide range of people, including older people and those who have English as a second language
  • Willingness to travel within the Redbridge area (travel cost will be reimbursed)
  • Attend training sessions (as required)



  • Can work on own initiative
  • Supportive and understanding
  • Be able to work well under pressure
  • Good organisational skills
  • A commitment to and understanding of Equal Opportunities/Diversity



If you are interested please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Miranda, to discuss or complete the application form and return it by 5PM on Friday 4th October.


Name:             Miranda Peers


Telephone:     020 8553 1236


E-mail:          miranda@healthwatchredbridge.co.uk

To apply, please click on the volunteer application form: