How to apply

As a Healthwatch Lancashire volunteer you will be given opportunities to develop new skills and acquire new experiences. Above all your work will make a difference.

There is an application process to become a Healthwatch volunteer. You will be interviewed and in most cases, if successful, you will have to go through a disclosure and barring (DBS) check. In return we will ensure that you are properly trained and supported and given interesting things to do. We are interested in working with as wide a range of people as possible, all ages, all health conditions and none, experience as a carer, people who have experience of the health and social care system, people who have no experience of the system and so on. We understand that the nature of volunteering is changing and are keen to embrace the opportunities this change creates.

We can almost certainly accommodate the time commitment you are able to make. If you can make a regular long-term commitment. If you can only spare a few hours from time to time. If you need to volunteer as part of a community service requirement for school, college or university. If you have a health condition or disability that significantly restricts your mobility. If you only want to work on a specific project. We can work with all types of commitment and offer you something worthwhile to do.

Volunteers must be 18+ years of age, however, there are opportunities to join the Healthwatch Lancashire PULSE group. For more information about PULSE please click here or email 

Download copies of the application forms and guidance below: