One of the keys to the success of Healthwatch Dorset is active participation by the public. There are a number of opportunities for members of the public to be involved in establishing Healthwatch and assisting with its development. Volunteers play a vital role in developing and adding value to Healthwatch locally and ensuring its continued success.
This strategy sets out how the organisation recruits and supports volunteers in their roles at Healthwatch Dorset. Recognising and rewarding volunteers is vital for the on-going viability of the organisation. This volunteer strategy demonstrates our commitment to recognising the efforts of volunteers within the county, whilst ensuring that all volunteers are treated equally and appropriate support mechanisms are in place. This strategy runs alongside the Communications & Engagement strategy.