What our Volunteers say
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
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.
Marie Coakley, Volunteer Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org 01483 455225
Telephone: 01483 454433
We can offer work experience opportunities and placements from time to time.
Headway Surrey's Volunteers do...
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