The new Volunteer Officer for Healthwatch Gloucestershire aims to recruit more people to join the organisation to help shape local health and care services.

Kay Bunyan, from Gloucester, has joined the county’s independent health and care champion Healthwatch Gloucestershire and her main role will be focusing on recruiting new volunteers and supporting existing ones.

Originally from South Wales, Kay moved to Gloucestershire in 2007 and worked for the Prince’s Trust covering the South West Region for their Team and xl Programme.  She then worked for Young Gloucestershire where she started out helping to reduce anti-social behaviour in market towns in the area through music, arts and progressed to manage the day to day operations of the organisation.

Kay said: “I’m looking forward to being able to bring all of my skills and knowledge of working with volunteers to this role and making the most of what it has to offer.  I’m really looking forward to getting out there to meet all the current volunteers and supporters and build on what Healthwatch Gloucestershire already has in place.”

A Volunteer Development Day is planned for early December for all volunteers and Kay will be looking at training options to support volunteers.

Find out more about volunteering with Healthwatch Gloucestershire or call 01452 504989.

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