Volunteer with us

There are plenty of opportunities for you to volunteer. Help us make a difference to the community. 

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Why volunteer with us?

  • Make a difference in your local community by giving people the opportunity to speak up about their health and social care
  • Make new friends as you become part of the Healthwatch team
  • Boost your curriculum vitae (CV) as you develop new skills and confidence in the workplace
  • Use your skills to contribute to the success of Healthwatch across X.

“In previous years I have helped Healthwatch Hartlepool as part of the Volunteer Steering Group. This last year I also became a board member and have really enjoyed learning more about my new role. During this difficult last year, I was determined to help collect people’s views on local services for our surveys and work programme. 

Carol Sherwood


Over 3,700

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


Volunteering roles

If you are interested in volunteering with us we have a variety of roles and something to suit everyone. 

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Some of our volunteers

Join us today

Talk to us about our volunteering opportunities and we can work with you to find something that suits you. 

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During the first year of the Covid pandemic Healthwatch Hartlepool worked hard to ensure that we kept in touch with our volunteers. An important part of this process was the introduction of weekly virtual coffee mornings which allowed us to - • Engage regularly with volunteers and hear their stories. • Update and inform volunteers on developments around Covid and other health and care issues. • Enable volunteers to access social and emotional support from one another.

Bob Steel - Volunteer