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Volunteers at Headway

This page is being developed and will soon show all the information you need to decide about volunteering at Headway.

In the meantime, speak to Jacqui Bates at Headway House or email her.

Look out for information on such topics as:

  • Why become a volunteer with Headway?
  • What is involved in volunteering?
  • When would I volunteer?
  • Are there any age restrictions?
  • I’m a student!
  • CRB & References?
  • Training and Induction
  • Travel expenses & lunch
  • Specific Roles – outreach/trustees & other opportunities

Extracts from "Headway Happenings" magazine:

After visiting V.A.L. (Voluntary Action Leicester) for the first time, seeking voluntary work, I read an information sheet about a centre called Headway. Having not done any kind of voluntary work before and being a bit apprehensive, I rang to offer my services and I have continued here for several months, one day a week.
I have found my time here most enjoyable in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere which is made by the staff and members. Everyone gets on well with each other which makes a good learning environment to work in. When I leave at the end of the day, I know I have had the satisfaction of helping others – whether its just talking to someone or helping them to the best of my ability in their activities, and I like to think that members have enjoyed me helping them.
As for anybody thinking of voluntary work who might be reading this article, I could recommend Headway as a first port of call.

Hello, My name is Cindy Bradford and I am happy to be joining Headway as a volunteer on Wednesdays.
I have been fortunate to have been involved with Headway in the past, when I had a secondment from Marks & Spencer to work on a project here. I have also been involved through fundraising activities at Marks & Spencer, Fosse Park - Headway has been our chosen store charity on two occasions.

I have always wanted to be involved as a volunteer and, as I was able to take early retirement from Marks & Spencer in December, I am finally able to achieve that ambition.
I love the atmosphere at the house; it is welcoming and friendly and I am enjoying getting to know the members, staff and other volunteers and I hope that I can make a worthwhile contribution to the work done at Headway House.
Cindy Bradford

Volunteering at Headway
After graduating last June I was keen to do some voluntary work and heard about Headway through “Contact” which is the volunteers organisation at Leicester University. I saw voluntary work as an ideal way to gain some experience of support work but it has proved to offer much more. I spend one morning each week at Headway and find it rewarding, fun and interesting experience. Volunteering at Headway has given an insight into how brain injury can impact on an individual’s life but also how fulfilling life can still be with a brain injury.
Headway helps people to continue to lead a full and rewarding life despite having a brain injury and I am pleased to contribute some of my time to such a worthwhile organisation.
Emily (Tuesday volunteer)

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