When students volunteer, we can help them to develop skills that they will be able to use throughout their career and give them a taste of what a career in public health looks like.
Did you know that a third of the UK’s student population volunteer?
This could be for a range of reasons; to give back to their communities, as part of a work placement or to try out a new career. Student volunteering is a vital resource for many charities and businesses in the UK. Students come from a range of ages and backgrounds and their contribution is valued, especially during these times of austerity. In fact, volunteering contributes approximately £50 billion to our economy —that’s how important volunteering is!
Here at Healthwatch West Sussex, we have been working very closely with National Citizen Service groups to listen to young people’s experiences of health and social care services.
We are also working in partnership to put together some ideas students have around mental health services delivered in schools and an exciting new app idea to help access GPs. Our collaborative reports and ideas will be shared soon on our Reports page.
Our recent work with young volunteers includes:
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Volunteers play a vital role in helping people have their say on health and social care. Volunteering with Healthwatch can help you develop skills, gain experience and make a difference to your community.
If you are interested in volunteering, please email email@example.com or call 0300 012 0122.
Find out more about student volunteering week.