Volunteer

 

  

 

Volunteers needed!

We have restarted face to face groups for adults with acquired brain injury in our Guildford based centre and are looking for volunteers to support with our sessions. Sessions include brain injury education, communication, art, special interest and a young person’s group. We also have walking groups around the county. If you are interested in offering your time and skills, either as a one off or regularly.

Contact

Chloe Bunce
chloe@headwaysurrey.org
01483 454433


Volunteer Counsellors

We are looking for four volunteer counsellors, Year 2 or 3 (with Year 1 completed successfully within an accredited counselling course). To enable Headway Surrey to provide a short-term counselling service to survivors of acquired or traumatic brain injury (clients) and their carers / families living in Surrey and borders.   

Headway Surrey counselling service’s purpose is to offer more people this time limited specialist service to enable their long-term well-being. 

The role will offer the counselling trainee an opportunity to train with us and learn about brain injury and become a part of the Headway Surrey team.  

The role is to work directly with the clients and carers / families of those affected by brain injury, offering short-term counselling sessions (6 sessions, with the option to extend to 8), writing notes and report summaries.  Attending staff meetings when required, undertaking in-house training.  Supervision sessions provided, 10 per year.

Contact with CV

Kat Howard
counselling@headwaysurrey.org
 


Session and Workshop Volunteers and Helpers

  • With the following skills in, teaching, special needs, learning disabilities, speech and language, psychology and neurology to help with our Cognitive Rehab Sessions.
  • People who can can give short interesting talks to our clients online on health and fitness, diet or any other interesting topics considered.  
  • Art or craft volunteers to help with sessions.
  • Quiz Masters to help run a monthly Friday morning Quiz online, possibly part of a rota of people. 
  • Help with Special Interest Groups that we would like to establish.  Sewing Bee, Knit and Natter, Shedway, Book Club, Creative Writing, Walking Group, Board Games Group, Chess Group, Film or Music Appreciation, car or bike groups, gardening. 

Contact

Chloe Bunce
chloe@headwaysurrey.org
01483 454433


Fundraising Volunteers

  • Experienced grant fundraisers or community fundraisers
  • Collection tin collectors.
  • Information table volunteers. 

Contact

Sonja Freebody
sonja@headwaysurrey.org
01483 455225


What our Volunteers say

"I have been volunteering at Headway for over 10 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
Still volunteering 2021 even through the pandemic

 

 

"I started volunteering at the Centre in 2017. 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
Still volunteering 2021 even through the pandemic

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.                                                 
 enquiries@headwaysurrey.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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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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