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Healthwatch Darlington's Volunteer of the Month - Madi Scott


Our latest 'Volunteer of the Month' award goes to Madi Scott, Youthwatch Darlington volunteer for March 2019. 

Madi has been a Youthwatch Darlington volunteer for 4 years and is a student at the Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College. We really appreciate her time and dedication. We believe Madi is fantastic role model for other young volunteers and we wanted to recognise this. 

How did you first find out about volunteering opportunities at Healthwatch Darlington? 

"I first found out about Healthwatch in 2015 when a friend invited me to join her with volunteering."

Why did you to decide to join the team?

After that, I decided to join the team because of the energetic atmosphere and the welcome environment that was present.

What has been your volunteering highlight so far at Healthwatch Darlington?

The highlight of being at Healthwatch was watching Youthwatch grow and seeing what we have achieved.

Do you have any tips for anyone considering volunteering for Healthwatch Darlington?  

My tip for anyone looking to volunteer would to be to know what you're wanting to do and what skills to develop because there's always opportunities at Healthwatch. 

Michelle Thompson BEM, Chief Executive Officer -

"Madi has been volunteering for us for 4 years now and she’s become an important member of the Healthwatch team especially for Youthwatch.  Her friendly and warm nature has ensured that new young volunteers feel welcomed and assured that they have made the right decision to volunteer their time. She is creative and enthusiastic and her confidence has soared since joining us and this rubs off on all our team members. I’m so pleased to recognise Madi for her achievements, she’s a joy to be around and this award is so well deserved.  Thank you Madi, you’re an absolute star!”

Jemma Austin, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

"I have had the pleasure of knowing Madi for the past four years, but I've got to know Madi more recently in my role as a Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator. Madi has been developing some fantastic ideas for Youthwatch Darlington assisting to make these a reality, with her determination and 'can do" attitude. This has been noticed by the whole team at Healthwatch Darlington and recently her impressive ability to confidently take part in a radio interview with BBC Radio Tees. After all of her hard work and determination particularly during  2018, I am so pleased we have selected Madi to receive the recognition! Congratulations!"

To find out more about our volunteering opportunities or if you have any questions please contact Jemma Austin via j.austin@healthwatchdarlington.co.uk  or call 01325 380145.


What is Healthwatch Darlington?

Healthwatch Darlington is the independent champion for people using local health and social care services in the Darlington borough. We listen to what people like about services and what could be improved. We share their views with those with the power to make change happen. People can also speak to us to find information about health and social care services available locally. 

Our sole purpose is to help make care better for people.

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