Team Volunteer at Waters Green

What is Team Volunteer?

During the height of the Covid-19 Lockdown, we were pleased to be able to help patients access support via NHS Responders, Cheshire East Helping People and various other local and national support services. More than ever before, we have been shown the value of volunteers and their contribution!

As we move forward, the Macclesfield Primary Care Network is launching a new volunteer scheme, Team Volunteer, to support our patients at Waters Green and provide an opportunity for those who want to get involved and give back to the community.

There is a definite need for the service;  we are searching for people who are looking for a way to stay active and involved in the community. We are looking for people to fulfill a variety of different roles and are able to commit time as and when required, this could be on a weekly basis or occasionally. You will be given full training, including an induction and the support to develop new skills and meet new people in your chosen role.


Currently Recruiting

We are looking for friendly volunteers, who are confident on the phone, and can happily chat to anyone about anything for our new befriending service: Team Talk.

You will be providing regular phone contact with patients who are lonely or isolated, or who are perhaps feeling a bit down and would welcome a friendly voice. Your call may be the one thing that brightens a person’s day!

If this sounds like something you would like to help with, please fill in our application form, or get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

Volunteers in this role will be the welcoming face of Waters Green Medical Centre. Your role will include welcoming patients and visitors, encouraging hand washing / sanitizing, wearing of face coverings and directions if required.

You will offer reassurance to patients who may be worried about their appointment and are unsure where they need to go.

We also hold events in the community for patients, such as our Ageing Well Roadshow. Volunteers play a vital role in these, greeting patients, and registering them for the event and sessions on offer.

Traffic Marshals play a big role on our event days. You will be working in our car park at the Medical Centre and potentially at other local sites, directing drivers to the appropriate parking zones and specific bays. This will really help patients who are not confident with the layout in our car park and other areas.

We are looking for volunteers who can provide a warm welcome and a friendly smile to put patients at ease and clear directions to patients when they arrive on site.

If this sounds like something you would like to help with, please fill in our application form, or get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

Apply to Join Team Volunteer

If you would like to apply for any of our volunteer roles, please click on the button opposite, this will take you to our online application form. If you have any trouble completing the form, or would like to speak to us first, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We can also provide a paper-based application form.


As well as the amazing service you are providing to patients at Waters Green, there are also many benefits to being a volunteer.

  • Volunteering reduces social isolation. It gives you a purpose, and opportunity to meet new people, and make a difference in their lives.
  • Volunteering can have positive effects on your health and wellbeing. It is one of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing, under the title of “Give”.
  • It can add value to your CV and provide you with more employment options in the future, especially with regards to a reference.
  • There are a wide variety of roles on offer, covering all days of the week. This offers a wide choice of opportunities, along with new skills and experiences.
  • There may be the opportunity to set up your own peer group sessions, to support people in a similar situation and to encourage shared experience and support.

Volunteering at our successful Covid Vaccination Clinics

Spotlight on our Befriending Volunteer

“Phone befriending is a great way to build relationships with people on the phone; to check how they are and what they’ve been doing, or reminisce about the past.

Through lockdown, phone befriending has provided a safe way to chat, reduce loneliness, get to know one another and share what we’ll be doing in the week.

For 5 minutes or 15+ on the phone, we’re here to hear you.”

Alice Beech

Alice Beech

Volunteer Befriender

Meet Our Coordinator

Hi, my name is Victoria Newton and I am the Volunteer Coordinator here at Waters Green Medical Centre. I have over 20 years volunteering experience, ranging from leading girl-guiding groups to helping in museums! I believe that volunteering is the perfect opportunity to give something back to your community and develop your potential. My personal volunteering experience has been enhanced, as what was my hobby is now a platform for me to share my passion. Volunteering at Waters Green can be flexible, whether you want to stay for a short period or for a while, all help will be welcomed gratefully. We will work together to meet your needs. I look forward to meeting you!


Victoria Newton

Victoria Newton

Volunteer Coordinator

Contact Details

Victoria can be contacted by phone or email, using the details below:

Mobile: 07497 345 265

Please note Victoria only works on Tuesday to Friday. Outside of these days, please either leave a message or drop Victoria an email and she will get back to you.