Volunteer Opportunities

As a volunteer, you will support Healthwatch Leicester and Healthwatch Leicestershire in fulfilling our purpose in being the champion for people using health and social care services. There are many benefits to volunteering with your local Healthwatch. These include:

  • An opportunity to contribute positively to your local community, help people, and make a real difference to their lives
  • A chance to learn new skills with training and personal development opportunities
  • A useful stepping stone to employment
  • An opportunity to meet like-minded people and develop connections with people in your local community
  • Be part of a great team of volunteers, with dedicated staff to support you

Training and support is available for every role and experience is not essential. The most important thing we look for is a belief that people in Leicester and Leicestershire should have the best health and social care services possible, and a desire to be part of making that happen.

Our volunteering roles are flexible and fit around your schedule. We will always work closely with you to ensure your volunteering role fits with your other personal and social commitments.


This is an opportunity to raise awareness of Healthwatch Leicester and Healthwatch Leicestershire. To help distribute our materials and leaflets in your local area. Promote the role of Healthwatch, its events and projects to local people. Tell people about Healthwatch and encourage them to be involved.

The opportunity to support Healthwatch Leicester and Healthwatch Leicestershire at city and county-wide events. To engage with local people and encourage others to get involved. Be the eyes and ears of the local community or community of interest and bring to the attention of the staff team issues or concerns. Collate the views of people to input to Healthwatch developments and initiatives


The opportunity to observe health and social care services at the point of delivery; by speaking with staff, patients, residents, relatives and carers, be able to produce a report with recommendations to improve service delivery

Mystery shoppers visit health and social care services to find out how well the providers perform in terms of customer service and information provision.


We want to hear from children and young people who have something to say about the services that they use. If you are under 25, why not consider becoming a member of Young Healthwatch?

Your Healthwatch can keep you informed about what is happening locally in health and social care that may be of interest and you can have your say!

Interested? Want to know more? For more information, please get in touch.