Volunteering for Headway Essex

Headway Essex relies on the generosity of volunteers to help us to deliver our services to adults with acquired brain injury and their families.

There are a variety of volunteer roles within Headway Essex. These include front-line roles (working alongside our support workers and case workers) maintenance roles and assisting our fundraising team.

Volunteering can also help people to connect with others, build confidence and skills and help improve self-esteem and mental health.

Headway Essex are currently looking for people to help with the following volunteer roles.

South Essex Day Centre Volunteer

Our South Essex Hub is recruiting for Volunteers to assist with Activity Sessions. Our sessions are held on a Tuesday and Wednesday, from 10.00am until approx. 16.30pm.

Ideally, we are looking for individuals who have previously worked/volunteered in a day centre setting and have relevant experience helping to delivery therapeutic activity sessions. To be considered as a volunteer you must be able to commit to 1 day a week.

Location: Benfleet

Skills & Requirements:

A friendly disposition and sensitive approach

Ability to work unsupervised

Attentive to peoples’ physical and cognitive needs

DBS Check (Headway Essex processes this)

Suitable references

 

Volunteer Administrator

The Headway Essex Fundraising team are currently looking for someone to assist them with general office administration tasks.

Tasks include writing personalised letters to supporters, helping to maintain our supporter’s database, cash counting and record keeping, managing the distribution and collection of collection tins.

Location: Colchester

Skills & Requirements:

General office organisational skills

Good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

Good level of English and Maths

Confident telephone manner

Suitable references

 

Young ABI Group Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to assist with a new Support Group to be launched in South Essex and held once a month in the evenings. Our group is for young individuals 18 – 40. This Group will meet in a Social Setting, allowing our Young ABI group to access the community in a safe, supported environment and meet others in a similar situation, to gain Peer Support. The ideal volunteer would have worked in a Support Group environment previously, have good knowledge about Safeguarding and be fun and upbeat.

Location: South Essex Area

Skills & Requirements:

A friendly disposition and sensitive approach

Ability to work unsupervised

Attentive to peoples’ physical and cognitive needs

DBS Check (Headway Essex processes this)

Suitable references

 

Minibus Chaperone Volunteers

We are recruiting volunteers to assist with pick and drop off clients attending the Headway Centre. Time slots include: 09:00-10:30am Monday-Friday, 14:45-16:00pm on Monday, and 15:15-16:30 Tuesday-Friday.

Location: Colchester

Skills & Requirements:

Ability to assist clients on/off the minibus

Ability to transfer clients from wheelchair to seat, and back into wheelchair

Ability to guide clients with mobility problems with a friendly and sensitive approach

Suitable references

 

Volunteer Mini Bus Drivers

We are recruiting volunteer drivers to transport our clients during the course of the day to/from the Headway Centre and to/from activities in the community. Must be able to manoeuvre wheelchairs on and off the bus.

You will require a DBS check (which Headway Essex will provide), as well as references.

Location: Colchester

Skills & Requirements:

A friendly disposition and sensitive approach

Ability to work unsupervised

Clean Driving Licence including Category D, D1

Attentive to peoples’ physical and cognitive needs

DBS Check (Headway Essex processes this)

Suitable references

 

Volunteer Gardener

We are recruiting for a volunteer gardener, required to tend the communal garden at the Headway centre.

We have raised flower beds that required tending and grassed areas that will require maintenance.

Headway Essex has tools which are readily available at the Headway centre.

Location: Colchester

Skills & Requirements:

A friendly disposition and sensitive approach

Ability to work unsupervised

Keen interest in gardening

Attentive to peoples’ physical and cognitive needs

DBS Check (Headway Essex processes this)

Suitable references

 

Headway Centre Volunteers

We are recruiting volunteers to run sessions for our clients on Thursdays and Fridays either in the morning or for an all-day session.

This will be to work with our clients and help them achieve their potential whether working on a one to one basis or within a group setting.

The work we do at the centre is in integral part of our client’s rehabilitation and progression.

You will require a DBS check (which Headway Essex will provide).

Location: Colchester

Skills & Requirements:

A friendly disposition and sensitive approach

Ability to work unsupervised

Ability to work within a busy environment

Attentive to peoples’ physical and cognitive needs

DBS Check (Headway Essex processes this)

Suitable references

 

Support Group Volunteers

We are recruiting support group volunteers to assist staff with setting up our support group meeting rooms, making refreshments and clearing away once the group has finished.

Our North Essex Support Group meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month between 7pm – 9pm in Colchester. We would require the volunteer to come in for 6.30pm and expect them to finish by 9.30pm.

Our Mid Essex Support Group meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month between 10.00 – 12.00pm in Springfield. We would require the volunteer to come in 09:30am and expect them to finish by 12:30pm

Location: Colchester and Springfield

Skills & Requirements:

A friendly disposition and sensitive approach

Ability to work unsupervised

Ability to work within a busy environment

Attentive to peoples’ physical and cognitive needs

DBS Check (Headway Essex processes this)

Suitable references

Whether it be stewarding at a Headway Essex event, helping with a store collection or helping at our The Headway Centre, every volunteer plays a crucial role within Headway Essex and it is true that we could not continue to do the work that we currently do without them.

If you are interested in finding our more about volunteering please fill in the form below.

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