Young Community Engagement Volunteers

Role: Young Community Engagement Volunteer

Hours: Up to 4 hours per-month      

Location: Virtual with some travel during holidays/weekends, COVID-19-dependent

Commitment: Flexible to suit your time and availability

Apply by: No set deadline, applications will be reviewed as they come in

Young Healthwatch East Sussex are looking for enthusiastic good-listeners and confident speakers to be Young Community Engagement Volunteers!

To support us with community engagement activities and events, we are recruiting for high-energy Young Community Engagement Volunteers.

You will be a dedicated and hardworking individual who is passionate about people, a good listener, and interested in working with the NHS to bring about change to local services for young people. 

You will work with our volunteers and staff to drive forward our ‘Meeting People Where They Are’ strategy and work with us to design and co-deliver a variety of engagement events, activities, surveys and visits, which will enable us to talk to young people and involve them in the design of new services and to tackle health inequalities.

You will work with our team to investigate the success of local health services that help young people, and be our ‘eyes and ears’ in the community to let us know what is and isn’t working for young people.

We are looking for volunteers who consider themselves to be a ‘people person’. We can provide training and development to support you in your role to work with our team to run outreach and engagement opportunities. You will also be passionate about championing the voices of young people!

No prior experience is needed, but prior experience in facilitation or working with others would be a great advantage and help you in this role. We can support you to gain confidence and leadership skills.

If you have questions about this role, please contact – or call 0333 101 4007.

Please note you need to be based in East Sussex and aged between 11 and 21 to apply for this role.

Our engagement activities are a hybrid of both in-person and online working, but any activity or meetings will always be outside of school and college hours, in school holidays where possible.

Parental consent will be required to enable you to participate in any Young Healthwatch activity.

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