Health Watch Wigan & Leigh are recruiting Volunteers

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Volunteer Roles

To enter and view health and social care services and to report back observations to Healthwatch.

Healthwatch has an important statutory power that entitles authorised volunteers to enter and view health and social care services as they are being delivered and to then report back on them.


Healthwatchers are our eyes and ears in the community.

We’re recruiting ‘Healthwatchers’ to make sure we are finding out as much about public opinion as we can. We need volunteers to go out in to their communities and talk to their family and friends to gather comments about their experience of using health and social care services. We want to hear about things that are good and things which could be better.

Volunteer Researcher

To help us with our understanding of what high quality health and social care services look like, we need to research what is available, new ideas and examples of good practice. This role involves, designing surveys, secondary data research and data input, social media and monitoring/analysis as well as data analysis – qualitative & quantitative.

A Helping Hand Volunteer

This role is about people helping at Healthwatch events around the Borough, helping with ‘meet and greet’ or refreshments. Supporting us to welcome people into our main offices at The Galleries or Leighway giving information about health and social care services within the Wigan Borough.

Our roles can be very flexible to suit you. We’re inclusive and want people from every part of our community to volunteer with us!

For further information or if you want to talk to us, contact Stef Duerden on 01942 834 666, or email [email protected]

Alternatively, pop into one of our offices if if you are passing by.

Wigan Office Unit 5, The Galleries Wigan WN1 1AT

Leigh Office The Garry Kay Centre Leighway WN7 4PG

Having looked at we have to offer, and if you are interested in joining us, then we want to hear from you.

Send your application form and a cover letter to Stef Duerden at [email protected]

Your cover letter needs to indicate which of the above positions you are applying for (you can apply for more than one), tell us why you are interested in your chosen vacancy, tell us what skills and abilities you have that makes you the candidate we should talk to, and your preferred contact details.