Volunteering Opportunities

Help us make a real difference




Would you like to join our voluntary Local Leadership Board for Healthwatch Wiltshire?

The Local Leadership Board takes collective responsibility for providing excellent and representative leadership for Healthwatch Wiltshire. 

As members of the Healthwatch Wiltshire team, our volunteers and board members are our ambassadors and use every opportunity to promote our work, share our successes, raise our profile and hear/collect more stories.

It is expected that the Board member role will require about 2 days per month to attend internal and external meetings. There are also opportunities for greater involvement if your time permits.

If you would like an informal chat about the role with one of the current Board Members, please email info@healthwatchwiltshire.co.uk.

To apply for the role, please send your CV and cover letter to our Human Resources team hrsupport@helpandcare.org.uk.


Help & Care charity shop

Help & Care run a retail shop in Southbourne to support the local community.

We are looking for donations of good quality stock for resale. We are particularly looking for our best sellers - women's, men's and children's clothes and bric-a-brac. Our shop is contemporary in style and we are looking for items in good condition. Donating stock is a clear way of supporting our local charity. Stock can be dropped off at any time at our shop between 9:30 and 4:30, six days a week.

In addition, Help & Care are always looking for people to volunteer their time to help serve our customers, to help cashier and to replenish stock.

If you are interested, please get in contact:

Address: Help and Care Charity Shop.19 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth, BH6 2QS

Email: charityshop@helpandcare.org.uk

Call: 01202 430 792

Volunteering in the local community

A group of about 50 people are registered as general volunteers; they undertake a wide range of tasks offering short term support to people.  Tasks are varied, expenses are paid and full training and ongoing support is provided. 

Here are a few examples of how our volunteers help people

  • Doing a little shopping
  • Writing a letter
  • Completing forms
  • Accompanying someone to appointments
  • Walking a dog
  • Accompanying a person on a social or leisure activity
  • Helping someone with a hobby

Our  telephone support service now runs on three afternoons a week, when a team of volunteers make regular phone contact to isolated people. 

We have a Moneyfriends scheme offering practical help (but not financial advice) to those suddenly faced with managing finances.

Our volunteers also help with a walking group and do home visits to people following bereavement.