Community Southwark
At Community Southwark we support charities, community groups and individuals through capacity building, volunteering and social action. We empower local people and voluntary organisations with the tools they need, to work together in creating a borough that works for everyone. Our vision is for a Southwark in which all communities and individuals can fulfil and exceed their potential.

Healthwatch Southwark was established in April 2013 as the new health and social care consumer champion in the borough representing residents, service users, carers and organisations within Southwark. We listen to the needs and experiences of Southwark residents on health and social care services and use those experiences to influence the professionals who plan, buy and deliver services so that they can be improved.

A Community Engagement and Signposting volunteer will support our engagement activities (i.e. events, outreach, workshops) in the community and help support the Southwark community to access local health and social care services.

Why should you be a Healthwatch Southwark Community Engagement and Signposting Volunteer? People’s feedback of health and social care services they use play a very important role in improving services for everyone. As a community engagement and signposting volunteer, you will talk to local people about their views and experiences of health and social care services to help us identify and address health and social care issues within Southwark.

Time commitment

This volunteering role is flexible and will fit around your schedule. We will always let you know in advance if you can commit to undertaking organised activities in the community, and you can let us know if you are able to support us. We will always work closely with you to ensure your volunteering role fits with your personal and social commitments.

We ask for a minimum commitment of 3 months.
Application deadline
What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
Volunteers will be base remotely until safe to volunteer at our office. We currently have social distancing measure in place at the office with a Risk Assessment in place that is reviewed on an ongoing basis. Risk assessment will be in place for this volunteer travelling to different locations across Southwark.

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch at any time with any questions, queries or problems you encounter.