We’re a group of 14-25 year old volunteers that meet every month or so to look at how services like doctors, dentists, and social workers could be made better for young people.
We aim to be a group where everyone can be involved and have their say. You can read more about how we work in our Ways of Working.
In between our meetings there’s lots of other ways you can get involved, for example going out and talking to people about their experiences. There’s also lots of opportunities for training.
We’re always on the lookout for young volunteers. If you’re aged 14-25 and are interested in trying to make health and social care services better for children and young people, we want to hear from you. It might be that you’ve got personal experience of accessing health services or having a social worker, or maybe you’re interested in a going into a career in health and social care.
As a Youthwatch volunteer, you could get involved with:
- Having your say at YouthWatch meetings
- Helping us gather views from the children and young people of Leeds
- Blogging & social media
- Planning and carrying out projects
“I helped out doing an observation on one of the children’s wards at Leeds General Infirmary. It felt like you could see how we could really make a difference. I got genuine input into the report that was sent to the hospital about what we thought could be improved.”
Rosie, YouthWatch Volunteer
“Within two weeks of being a volunteer I was able to voice my concerns and make changes for the better, I had always felt that prior to volunteering that my opinions were unheard. Within those 2 weeks of being a YouthWatch member I was able to meet other friendly volunteers who shared the same passion as did.”
Rikki, YouthWatch Volunteer
You can see the kind work that YouthWatch has been involved in by downloading copies of their reports.
For more information, or if you want to find out more about volunteering with YouthWatch, contact Harriet by email or by phoning 0113 898 0035
If you would like to share your views about any health or social care services please use our Contact us form. We would love to hear from you.