Volunteer Health Champion

What You'll Do: 
  • Attending information stands in the community as part of our team and talking to local residents
  • Undertaking one-to-one interviews with those who have requested it (by phone)
  • Supporting focus groups or community meetings.
  • Attend an induction session and appropriate training while you are volunteering with Healthwatch Islington.
Why You'll Love It: 
  • Part of a wonderful team 
  • Access to Healthwatch Islington training
  • Supervision and support in the role
  • We can provide you with a reference after 3 months of volunteering if you have met the requirements listed above
  • According to other volunteers, the role is “fun and rewarding” and our volunteers tell us they feel valued.

We are part of the Tempo Time Credit Scheme and our volunteers earn credits when volunteering with us.  
 

What You'll Learn: 
  • You'll learn about the local health and care service landscape
  • You'll learn inpterpersonal skills 
  • You'll improve your listening skills
What We're Looking For: 
  • Talk to local residents and listen to their experiences,
  • Information stalls may take place outside of 9 to 5pm Monday to Friday and therefore this role requires some flexibility.
  • Volunteers should be interested in Islington and be willing to travel across the borough.
  • We work with a wide range of residents across our diverse ethnic minority communities and would welcome applications from people with language skills (especially the following, Greek, Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic, French, Eritrean, Tigrinya, Amharic and possible Spanish and Portuguese). 
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work within a team.
  • The ability to explain things clearly and listen to people from all walks of life without discrimination.
  • Be confident approaching and talking to new people
  • Understanding of the importance of confidentiality and have the ability to respect this at all times.
  • Availability to participate regularly, often during 9 to 5.
     
Summary
Volunteering
Ambassador
Disability
Health
Mental Health
Poverty
Social Care
London
United Kingdom
52 Weeks Minimum
0 Hours / Week
Skills you will develop: 
Public Speaking
Teamwork
Cultural Awareness
Motivating Others
Empathy
Skills you should possess: 
Presenting / Public Speaking
Novice
Relevant interests: 
Charity / Nonprofit
Health, Wellness and Fitness
Requirements: 
Statement of Motivation
DBS check
Phone Interview
Training
These documents must be completed: 

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