Local consumer watchdog seeks volunteers in East Surrey this National Volunteer Week

2nd June 2015


In celebration of National Volunteers Week (1-7th June) Healthwatch Surrey is calling for volunteers from East Surrey to join their volunteer team in raising awareness of the issues affecting the health and care of local people.

Last year Healthwatch Surrey collected over 6,000 health and care experiences from people in Surrey. At the moment they are in need of more volunteers from the Epsom and Ewell, Tandridge and Reigate and Banstead areas to ensure the views of people in these areas are heard.

Katherine Leach, Volunteer Officer of Healthwatch Surrey explains why volunteers are needed, “We could not operate without volunteers. They champion the views of local people and are crucial in helping us provide this vital service.”

“Volunteering with Healthwatch Surrey offers an exciting opportunity to get involved in shaping services for the future and letting local decision makers know what issues matter most in East Surrey.”

Volunteers are needed to gather and represent the views of their local community. However, Healthwatch Surrey also offers many other volunteering opportunities.

Katherine explained, “Volunteers do not necessarily need to have any specific knowledge or experience, only a passion to improve the health and care received by their community”.

Anybody who is interested in volunteering or who would like to find out more can visit the Healthwatch Surrey website hwsurrey.dev.onpressidium.com or call 0303 303 0023.