Volunteering

There are many ways that you can help. Whatever your skills and experience - we can find you a role.

We need your help…

  • Centre Helpers - under the guidance of a Rehabilitation Coordinator, helping clients with their individual worksheets from 10am-11am or, supporting with groups 11.30am-12.45, or playing games, conversation and crosswords (board games, cards, scrabble, pool etc), 1.45pm-3pm.  Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Do one part or all 3 parts.   
  • Befriender  
  • Coffee making and chatting at Drop in Mornings 
  • Fundraising - coffee morning, quiz night, Christmas jumper day, Hats for Headway Day, mince pie morning, 
  • Sporting challenge - sponsored walk May, Parachute jump, London Marathon, skydive or abseil, The Nuts Challenge - the list goes on and on!  
  • Wrapping tombola prizes
  • Helping at Gift Fairs, tombola, raffles, Christmas Fairs and Awareness tables throughout the year.
  • Putting leaflets in GP surgeries, libraries, clinics and health centres.
     
  • Office admin help, research, data entry
  • Gardening Help
  • Office cleaning and tidying
  • Trustee.
     
  • Trimming and sorting stamps
  • Collecting tin changing

Volunteers in the Centre

Each client has individual abilities and so flexibility is as important as concentration and patience, but we have plenty of laughs along the way too.

Befriending is equally rewarding, it may be that you and your befriender are from different backgrounds but as long as you can strike up a rapport it is mutually beneficial. It is fun or I wouldn’t do it.

Simon G 2017

 

I have been volunteering at Headway for over 8 years. I enjoy assisting the clients in the various activities and outings and look forward to a big game of pool at lunchtime.

Staff, clients and volunteers all contribute to the fun atmosphere.

David S 2017

 

I started volunteering at the Centre about 5 months ago. Initially my reason for volunteering was the chance to give something back to the community but it quickly became something much more than that.

Thursdays are spent with the Centre staff and other volunteers helping members with, amongst other things, cognitive, executive and life skills.

It is so rewarding to see the progress of members improving their skills over the weeks far beyond what might have been expected. This is all done in a caring environment where learning is made fun and enjoyable.

Ian P 2017

Just Ask...

What can I do?

Volunteering for Headway Surrey can involve anything from playing Scrabble, baking cakes to abseiling - from making a pot of tea to organising a barn dance! Whatever your skills and experience - we can find you a role.

How much time do I need?

Some of our volunteers come in regularly for 2 hours a week, one or two days a week and some may volunteer for just one day a year - you can spend as much or as little time as you like. All our volunteers are greatly valued and being a small, local organisation you can see the immediate results and benefits of your work.

Do I get any training?

Guidelines, information and support will be given to all volunteers - along with training where appropriate. Volunteering can be a very rewarding experience, giving you the opportunity to make new friends and gain new skills.

How can I start Volunteering?

If you feel you can make a difference please contact us for an informal chat.                                                 
Sue Freestone, for supporting members in the centre or befriending, susan@headwaysurrey.org
Telephone: 01483 454433

Enquiries for volunteering with social media, admin support, work experience and fundraising,    enquiries@headwaysurrey.org

We can offer work experience opportunities from time to time. 

Headway Surrey's Volunteers do...

 

Donate to Headway Surrey

We rely on voluntary donations to continue to provide vital services to brain injury survivors and their families. There are many ways to make a donation. Click to learn more.

Headway Surrey is a Registered Charity. Registered Charity Number: 1046863. A Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered in England Number: 2991672 Headway Surrey, Headway House, North Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 9PU

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