Volunteer With Us
We have loads of opportunities for you to get involved, have fun and develop.
Some of the many ctivities you can help with
Or any other skills you believe you could bring to us - the list is endless!
As an activity volunteer you will work as part of a team in our day center to give our members a great experience. You will work with members to help improve their cognitive skills and at the same time have fun through activities.
You could be asked to help out with specific groups e.g. quizzes, cooking group, board games etc., or assist our less outgoing members to become more integrated with the others.
You will actively contribute to the maintenance of a professional and welcoming environment at Edinburgh Headway Group and keep our day service functioning in line with Covid measures. This is a rewarding and satisfying role, where you can really make a difference!
Commitment: minimum of 2 hours per week with a minimum commitment of 6 months - flexible times available Monday to Thursday
Requirements: All Volunteers must be 18 years or over and will be required to join the PVG scheme
Fundraising and raising awareness
Edinburgh Headway Group is very dependant on donations and fundraising. We are extremely grateful to our many funders and supporters for their invaluable support over the years. We welcome individual and group fundraising on our behalf and can supply relevant forms to record donations with or without Gift Aid.
We are extremely grateful to all our funders for the support they offer us.
Edinburgh Headway believes that charitable fundraising should be conducted within an ethical framework.
Edinburgh Headway works within a set of ethical fundraising principles. These are as follows:
We do not employ third-party agencies to cold call and pressurise people in their own home!
We do not employ 'chuggers' to accost people as they go about their daily lives.
We will provide people with all the support they may need should they choose to take on a fundraising challenge for Edinburgh Headway.
We will never give the 'hard sell'. If we have to convince people that we're worth supporting, we're not doing our jobs!
We promise not to bombard people with excessive mailshots.
We believe that people should have complete control over how much information they would like to receive from Edinburgh Headway.
We respect people’s privacy and will never share or sell their details or personal information to any other agency.
Every donation we receive helps us to go that one step further to improving life after brain injury.
What our volunteers say
“I feel really honoured to share my time with our wonderful members. It's such a feel-good place to come to and there's a lot of humour, so I laugh a lot!”
— Sheila, Volunteer
what you can gain...
The satisfaction of knowing you are helping to give top class rehabilitation to people with an acquired brain injury
The enjoyment of meeting new people and being part of a team
Gaining new skills and experience
Enhancing your CV
Using your professional skills and knowledge to benefit others