Our volunteers are at the heart of what we do.

Our volunteers are out in the community listening to people to find out if health and care is working for them

Whether you want to gain valuable work experience, help improve care in your community or learn new skills, there are lots of ways you can join us to make a real difference.

Our volunteers support us in many different ways. From speaking to local people to find out what they think about health and care, to getting involved in specific projects on how services are run. Volunteers play an important role at Healthwatch Oldham.

After spending most of my life in and out of hospital, I want to help make a difference and improve services for people.

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What can I do as a volunteer?

Our volunteers help us in a number of ways. Whether you have an hour to spare or you're looking for a more regular committment, there are a range of ways you can get involved.

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People gave up their time last year to help make a difference to local health and care services.

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Read our volunteer stories

Read how Walla has helped many local people access services in Oldham, while building up her own skills and connection with the local community.

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Through volunteering, I have constantly felt like I'm doing something positive, and making a difference to health and social care