Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Volunteering

How can Healthwatch Lancashire help you with
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)?

We can offer volunteer opportunities to your work force, to undertake interesting and creative
activities that will enhance your employees and give the opportunity to become involved with your
local community by ensuring the local voices are heard. Some of the benefits of being involved are:
• Awareness of social responsibility
• Enhance their skills
• Improve colleague engagement and morale
• Work alongside people from all walks of life
• Understand the importance of good physical and mental health as an employee
• A range of training opportunities

How will employers benefit?

Employers who support Healthwatch Lancashire will be able to see
the benefits of:
• A workforce who think about their own health and the
impact this has on their employer
• Receive recognition for your commitment
• Develop your staff through employee involvement
• Your organisation will receive recognition through social
media and our website

Healthwatch Lancashire is looking for employers to support its activity and help to make a real
difference to Health and Social care. There are many ways in which your employees can be

• Enter & View
• Community Engagement 
• PLACE assessments.

We require volunteers to sign up and commit to 18 months of volunteering on an Ad-Hoc basis with
the aim to engage with activities once or twice a month. Our hours are normally within Monday to
Friday, 9am – 5pm with some work falling out of these hours.
Get involved!

Other information

For employees to become involved with volunteering opportunities at Healthwatch Lancashire
we require an employer reference and an enhanced DBS. Volunteers will be paid their travelling
expenses so no volunteer will be out of pocket. We will provide volunteers with a full uniform and all the resources needed to undertake activities whilst volunteering for Healthwatch Lancashire.

Case studies

“My work operates a flexible hour’s system, which means I am able to accrue time which I can use at a
later date for personal use. When I have accrued sufficient time, I have taken day’s off and done some
volunteering with Healthwatch Lancashire. I have been involved in various different activities as well as
training and doing specific tasks in the community which I have enjoyed. This has also helped me with
my work role. Obviously being in full time work does limit what I can do in terms of volunteering, but this flexibility from my employer really does help, and I get to do something I enjoy.”

“My employer supports and promotes volunteering which encouraged me to look for a volunteering
opportunity in an area I was interested in. My manager knows of my volunteer role and was supportive
of my volunteer activities. My current role allows me some degree of flexibility which means I can use
this for volunteering with Healthwatch Lancashire. I thoroughly enjoy volunteering with Healthwatch and being involved with the local community.”
Melissa, Lancashire County Council