Volunteers are vital to the work of Headway. There are many ways in which you can help us with your time and effort. Below are just a few examples.
Those working in local Groups and Branches throughout the UK may need your help.
It could be a few hours a week giving administrative help, time spent on a telephone information line, helping with activities for those with brain injury, posting leaflets in your area, or organising outings and events. Help may be needed with activities such as art and crafts, hobbies, and computer skills. The possibilities are endless!
Please contact your local Headway Group or Branch directly, and they will let you know how you can help.
If you are local to our Headway UK offices in Nottingham or London, help is often required with administrative duties. This could be inputting data, envelope stuffing, photocopying and filing. Special projects may arise which would benefit from professional help.
Students find Headway an ideal charity to work with on a project, either as part of their studies or for valuable work experience. Retired business men and women can gain satisfaction from knowing that by giving only a few hours a week, they can significantly help a worthwhile cause whilst keeping their skills sharp.
As a Volunteer Shop Assistant you get the chance to try a variety of tasks from serving customers to sorting stock and dressing windows. You choose what hours and what days you want to work and you’ll get plenty of training and support as well as working in a team of great people.
If we were to replace our volunteers with paid staff it would cost us thousands of pounds – taking away all our profits made in the shops from the charity. The profits we do make, with your help – go to supporting people affected by the trauma of brain injury.
It’s up to you! We are flexible to work around your other commitments. Any time you can give will help us.
Ideally we would like you to help on a set shift(s) each week – this way our Manager can plan the team so that we haven’t got 5 volunteers on one day and none the next!
Many of our volunteers help out for one or two 3-hour shifts a week (either morning or afternoon to suit you).
Headway currently has over 20 charity shops where you can volunteer. Find a shop near you.
Simply chat to the Manager in your local shop or download an application form in the related links section.