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Volunteering: An opportunity to learn through service
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19th June
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Research Volunteers

19th June to 31st December
As a research volunteer, you will work with staff to support the research function of Healthwatch Manchester as we gather peoples views and experiences of using different health and social care services.
This activity is brought to you by The Union in partnership with Manchester Community Central
Healthwatch Manchester is a not-for-profit, independent organisation here to champion the rights of people involved with and affected by health and social care services in Manchester. As a research volunteer, you will work with staff to support the research function of Healthwatch Manchester as we gather peoples views and experiences of using different health and social care services. If you like exploring and getting to the heart of issues that affect people, this is the right role for you.
1. What do we expect from you?

At Healthwatch Manchester, we eagerly invite our dedicated research volunteers to embark on a transformative journey of exploring and investigating the complex issues of our vibrant local health and social care services, making it an accessible and engaging experience for all. Please make sure that a DBS check will be required for this role.

2. What does the role entail?

Conducting research projects to improve healthcare services in Manchester, making a positive impact on the community.
Identifying service issues based on feedback from local residents, ensuring their concerns are addressed.
Collaborating with a team of volunteers to create comprehensive research reports.
Contributing to the annual report of Healthwatch Manchester.
Visiting local health and social care facilities to gather information and provide support.
Attending regular support and supervision sessions for personal growth and mentorship.

3. What Healthwatch can offer you?

Impactful Research: Make a difference through impactful research that shapes local health and social care services, influencing policies and improving lives.
Broad Learning Experience: Join our team and gain a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare landscape in Manchester. Through diverse research projects, you'll explore various facets of health and social care.
Community Engagement: As a research volunteer, you'll have the chance to connect with individuals from different backgrounds and your contributions will help amplify the voices of the local community, ensuring their needs and concerns are heard.
Access to free courses and training: As a research volunteer at Healthwatch Manchester, you will have the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills through complementary courses and training programs.
Enhanced Professional Profile: By acknowledging research volunteers by name in reports, we provide them with an opportunity to showcase their valuable contributions, strengthening their professional profile for future career prospects.

4. How long will the role last?

The duration of the role can vary depending on the specific project you choose to contribute to. Whether you are looking for short-term involvement or a longer-term commitment, we strive to offer a range of options to accommodate the needs and preferences of our volunteers.

We are excitedly awaiting your application and the opportunity to connect with you!

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