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Volunteer roles for young people (16-25) – Co-opted Healthwatch Leeds Board Director

Added: 26/01/2021

Healthwatch Leeds

Co-opted Healthwatch Leeds Board Director – young person.

 Co-opted’ means that you wouldn’t have the legal and financial responsibilities that other board members have.

Purpose of the role:

To be part of a group that oversees and leads Healthwatch Leeds by:

  • Helping to lead the organisation
  • Helping to decide on our priorities
  • Ensuring that we listen and learn from the experiences of children and young people.

What you will be doing:

  • Attending Healthwatch Leeds Board Meetings
  • Be part of the YouthWatch group which will be attended by other young volunteers from Healthwatch Leeds (optional)
  • Giving a young person’s perspective on current areas of Healthwatch Leeds work and help ensure that we are always thinking ‘all age’ when thinking about health and care services.
  • Help advise Healthwatch Leeds how it can be more ‘child and young people friendly’
  • Prepare for meetings by reading the material that is sent to you before meetings and in between meetings.
  • Comment on Healthwatch Leeds reports.


Meetings will be held mainly via Zoom 


  • The Board meets 8 times a year. Meetings are on weekdays and take place during office hours 9am-5pm.
  • YouthWatch meets around every 6 weeks usually on a Monday or Tuesday 4.30-6.30pm.

Duration / Time Commitment:

About 6 hours/month. Board meetings are 2-3 hours long and it will take a bit of time to prepare for meetings. YouthWatch meetings are 2 hours long.

Full details of the role and commitment please view this document –  Healthwatch Leeds Young person Role

PLEASE feel free to get in touch with Harriet and have a chat about the role on 01138980035 or email for details on how to apply.

Healthwatch Leeds

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