Volunteer with us

Volunteers are a big part of our community. They work alongside our staff team, spend time with our members, help with activities in the Day Service, and support us at events. Some also become trustees, offering their professional experience.

Why volunteer with us?

About a third of our volunteers have had a brain injury themselves and bring valuable understanding and experiences to the role. Others are interested in learning more about brain injury or the complexities of living with a disability. 

If you want to meet new people in a relaxed environment, and get involved in art, cooking, music, gardening or socialising, you’ve come to the right place!

You don’t need any special skills or knowledge, we’ll give you the induction you need. And support is always on hand, with regular volunteer meetings, training sessions and supervision.

What will you do?

Volunteering with us, you’ll get involved in the fun and creative activities going on at our Day Service. Every day is different: you could help in our art studio, assist in the kitchen or take part in a music session. You’ll be supporting our members one-to-one and in groups.

If you’ve got an interest you’d like to share with our members let us know. We’re always open to new ideas.

You need to be over 18 to volunteer with us longterm, and commit to one day a week from 10am to 3pm for at least 6 months. We also accept short-term enquiries for work experience placements.

It could be a pride thing for me to say “Why would I want to do voluntary work? I’ve been working most of my life, getting paid for what I do and I have all this experience, why would I want to volunteer?’ But that doesn’t matter to me at the end of the day, I just thought, I want to be part of a team. And I’ve loved it.

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What next?

Step 2. If you have any questions or concerns, we can talk you through the process. Just contact Sheryl Buabin on 020 7749 7790 or email sheryl.buabin@headwayeastlondon.org

Step 4. Email it to recruitment@headwayeastlondon.org or post it to Sheryl Buabin, Headway East London, Timber Wharf, 238-240 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AX

Step 5. We’ll be in touch to let you know we’ve received your form and send you more information.

Step 6. If your application fits our criteria, we’ll invite you for a visit and an informal interview.

If you’re interested in offering your professional experience as a trustee, please email us on recruitment@headwayeastlondon.org

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