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Healthwatch Medway

Contact us

If you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Operations Manager

Margaret Cane

Information & Signposting Officer

Lorraine Camp

Engagement

Bronach Rae

Healthwatch Medway,
Second Floor,
Kingsley House,
37-39 Balmoral Road,
Gillingham,
Kent,
ME7 4PF

Information line: 01634 566 777
Email: General enquiries

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We are Recruiting Board Directors - Read more here 

Volunteering

Are you passionate about health and social care?

Do you want to make a positive difference within your local community?

Do you have a few hours spare?

If so, why not volunteer with Healthwatch Medway today!

What is volunteering?

Volunteering can be defined as any activity that involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims to benefit the environment or someone (individuals or groups) other than, or in addition to close relatives. Central to this definition is the fact that volunteering must be a choice freely made by each individual. This can include formal activity undertaken through public, private and voluntary organisations as well as informal community participation.

(Volunteer England, 2014)

Who can volunteer?

To volunteer with us, you must either reside within Medway or a service user of health and social care within the our 5 towns and over the age of 18 years.

We believe that everyone is unique and has something valuable to contribute from sharing life experiences, skills and knowledge to untapped talent and the willingness to make a real difference to society.

What are we looking for?

You do not need any qualifications to become a Healthwatch Champion; just a willingness to listen and talk to a range of individuals, an open mind and a desire to raise the voice of local people.

As a Healthwatch Volunteer you can undertake as much or as little as you like from a range of specific roles. Volunteering your time should not be taxing but rewarding to benefit you and the wider community. Times are flexible to work around you and we ask for a commitment of 4 hours a month minimum.

Healthwatch Medway is currently advertising some specific Healthwatch Medway volunteer opportunities:

Documents that you need to read or fill in to do with becoming a volunteer for Healthwatch Medway

  • Healthwatch Medway Volunteer Information Booklet - click HERE
  • Healthwatch Medway Volunteer Application Form - for all roles EXCEPT Non-Executive Board Director - click HERE
  • Healthwatch Medway Letter - to read if you are applying to be a Healthwatch Medway Volunteer - for all roles EXCEPT the Non-Executive Director volunteer role- click HERE
  • Healthwatch Medway Letter - to read if you are applying to be a Healthwatch Medway CIC Non-Executive Director - click HERE
  • Copy of the advertisement that was in the Medway Messenger and Medway Extra publications - click HERE

How do I apply to be a Volunteer at Healthwatch Medway?

1. For ALL volunteer roles (EXCEPT Non-Executive Director)

  1. Read the Healthwatch Medway Volunteer Information Booklet - click HERE
  2. Fill in Healthwatch Medway volunteer application form - click HERE
  3. Return the application form to Healthwatch Medway

For ONLY the Healthwatch Medway Non-Executive Director volunteer role

  1. Read the Healthwatch Medway Volunteer Information Booklet- click HERE
  2. Read the Healthwatch Medway CIC Non-Executive Person Specification, Role Description and Code of Conduct.
  3. Read the Healthwatch Medway CIC Non-Executive Director Applications letter - click HERE
  4. Send your CV with a statement, explaining your interest and motivation in applying to be a Healthwatch Medway Non-Executive Director to Healthwatch Medway

If you have a question about the volunteering roles please contact:

    • For all volunteer roles (EXCEPT Non-Executive Board Director) - contact: Beth Peal, Healthwatch Medway Community Engagement Officer, at Healthwatch Medway office - telephone: 01634 566777 or email info@medwayhealthwatch.co.uk
    • For the volunteering role ONLY of Non-Executive Board Director - for an informal discussion contact about the Non-Executive Director role: on telephone: 01634 843366
More Information about Volunteering at Healthwatch Medway 1. Healthwatch Medway wants to show that it is fair about how it shares out its Volunteering Roles to local people. As part of being fair, Healthwatch Medway will use a check-list (criteria) to look at what skills a person says they have to what skills the Volunteer role says it needs. The list of skills to do with the Volunteer role can be found in the Volunteer Role description. Do not worry if the skills you put on your application form do not match exactly the skills on the Volunteer 'Role Description' you want to do - Healthwatch Medway is keen to work with local people to develop their skills.


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