Join us as a Prioritisation Panel Volunteer

We are looking for a new volunteer to join the Healthwatch Bristol Prioritisation Panel.

The main purpose of the Panel is to represent the voice of local people and work towards making positive changes for people who use health and social care services.  

 As a Prioritisation Panel volunteer you will be required to attended quarterly meetings where we: 

  • Prioritise issues: this is the main task of the panel and involves analysing the feedback that Healthwatch receives from the public and determining which themes or issues are of highest priority for patients and service users in Bristol. 

  • Decide how issues can be taken forward: Panel members work together to recommend what form each action might take to ensure that service users’ voices are heard and issues resolved e.g. finding out more about an issue through patient questionnaires or focus groups, feeding into health and wellbeing boards or making recommendations to services.

Volunteering with Healthwatch will give you the opportunity to: 

  • Play an important role improving health and social care. 
  • Involve yourself in your community and meet new people.
  • Learn new skills or improve existing ones. 
  • Gain knowledge and experience that could be a stepping-stone into employment or training. 

You can download and read a full role profile below.   

Closing date: 6pm, Tuesday 30th November 2021

If you have any questions please get in touch by email at: or phone: 01275 854311 or 07517 426694.


Prioritsation Panel Volunteer Application Form
Prioritisation Panel Role Description
Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Join our Communications team

We're looking for a volunteer to assist our Communications Officer with developing and updating content for Healthwatch websites and social media platforms across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. This voluntary role may also involve helping create printed publicity materials, as well as researching and suggesting ideas to promote Healthwatch locally through local press, radio and online.

You will need to be able to commit to between 2 and 6 hours per week in our Nailsea office, on either a Thursday or a Friday. We ask for a 6 month commitment, and we'll provide you with the support and training you need to build on your experience and get creative.

You can download and read a full role profile below.   

Closing date: 9am, Monday 1st November 2021

If you have any questions please get in touch by email at: or phone: 01275 854311 or 07517 426694.


Communications volunteer advert
Communications volunteer role description
Communications volunteer application form
Equality and diversity form

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 CV as you develop new skills and confidence in the workplace
  • Use your skills to contribute to the success of Healthwatch across the area.
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Help people in your community have their say on health and social care

Our volunteers play a vital role speaking to local people about their experiences and giving them opportunities to share their views and ideas for how services can improve. Many of our volunteers spend time in our community finding out what people think of local services and raising awareness of Healthwatch.

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Help improve local services

We train some of our volunteers to visit health and social care services and report on people's experiences. You might be observing the service, gathering the views of patients, residents and staff, and contributing to reports which highlight your findings.

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Help raise awareness of Healthwatch

As a volunteer, you could be attending community events to raise awareness of Healthwatch and encourage people to share their feedback on health and social care in our community.

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Develop your professional skills in an office environment

Volunteering with us is a great way to sharpen your existing skills and develop new ones. A volunteer position can help provide useful experience for your CV as well as giving you an opportunity to learn and improve on your areas of interest such as design and marketing, planning and administration or leading a project.