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Young Healthwatch
Healthwatch North Yorkshire
Description of the role:

Why become a Youthwatch Volunteer?
There are so many reasons to volunteer with Youthwatch North Yorkshire, we thought we would list a few of the best ones:
1. To empower young people within health and social care!
2. To develop your skills, understanding, and aspirations!
3. To engage with your community and ensure everybody's needs are being met
4. To support improved health and wellbeing for young people

We’re making it our mission to recruit young volunteers passionate about making a difference in their local community!

It might be that you’ve got personal experience of accessing health services or having a social worker, you need some volunteering experience for a personal statement or CV or maybe you’re interested in going into a career in health and social care.

Key activities

- Help with CYP event planning if this arises.
- Assist with outreach activities in the community (for example college fresher fayres)
- Developing online questionnaires/surveys
- Be involved with awareness raising of Youthwatch through social media - Facebook, Twitter, website
- Help create short videos

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

If you’re aged 14-25, live in North Yorkshire and are interested in trying to make health and social care services better for children and young people, we want to hear from you!

We need young people with big ideas, who are passionate about making a real difference in their local community, who can help us shape a Youthwatch that works for everyone.

• Gain valuable experience of working within the community, with a range of people and health and social care services.
• Meet new people who share similar interests.
• Work towards national recognised volunteering awards through “inspired”

Practical information:

• Take part in one of or both (Mystery shopping/CYP events)
• Work with office team and other Healthwatch volunteers.
• Based in your own community.

Benefits for volunteers
• Reasonable travel and out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with our expenses policy
• Training – Adult/Child Safeguarding , Enter and View training and other training as appropriate to the role as and when required
• Enjoy the experience of volunteering as part of a small friendly team and meeting new people.
• Become involved in making a difference in your local community
• Increase your confidence and gain new skills
• Use your experience with Healthwatch to seek work in health and social care or other fields of employment
• Learn more about Health and Social Care delivery in the North Yorkshire


Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 14+, Age 15+, Age 16+, Age 17+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
The Centre @ Burnholme
Mossdale Avenue
North Yorkshire
YO31 0HA
Last updated: 07.09.2021
Organisation Information

HealthWatch North Yorkshire has compiled a list of links to information and advice for people with various health conditions especially important at the time of coronavirus.

Driven by the views and experiences of both patients and the public, Healthwatch North Yorkshire (HWNY) stands as both the independent voice on health and social care and as a key information point for services users across the county.

They perform 3 main functions:

• Acting as an information and signposting point for members of the public who need support with queries about, or issues with, health and social care services.
• Logging and monitoring the feedback received from the public, and information received from providers and regulators, about health and social care services.
• Using the above intelligence as a means to run research projects, campaigns and observational “Enter & View” visits of service premises (which they publicly report on) across the county.

Charity number: 1171152

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