Improving Life After Brain Injury

Volunteering

Volunteer | Headway Black Country

Volunteers are vital to the work of Headway Black Country. We welcome and value the contribution and dedication of our volunteers.

Who Volunteers?

Our volunteers have to be at least 18 years of age, but come from a variety of backgrounds:

• Young people wanting to get some work/care experience
• Retired people wanting to have a new interest/give something back
• People who have lost jobs/got children who want to get back into the workplace
• Student placements
• Research projects

Why volunteer?

Volunteers can be of help in many ways, from making the drinks to providing the much needed 1 to 1 attention for clients, from supporting outings to maintaining our building, to supporting carer groups to running fund raising events or campaigns.

You’ll be introduced to all kinds of people with a wide variety of backgrounds and stories to tell. You’ll discover new talents that you didn’t even know you had!

But best of all you’ll make new friends.

What can volunteering at Headway Black Country give you?

1. The opportunity to learn new skills and interests
2. Induction, training and support
3. Satisfaction in knowing that you are helping improve the lives of others
4. Out of pocket expenses
5. New friends
6. A better understanding of brain injury

All volunteers are supervised and are part of the Headway Black Country Team.

As you will be working with vulnerable adults, you must provide two references. We also require DBS checks at the appropriate level for all our volunteers.

We usually require a minimum commitment to six months of volunteering of at least one half day per week.

We are always ready to talk to any new potential volunteers who have some spare hours they could give on a regular basis.

Please see Vacancies for latest opportunities.

To request an Application pack please complete this Enquiry Form

Volunteer as a Trustee Director

Headway Black Country is run by a committed Board of Trustee Directors. The Board of Directors of the company are also trustees of the charity.
We are always keen to expand the Board of Trustees and especially welcome people with different skills and from many backgrounds. We try to have a wide representation of people to ensure that we have input from people of all ages, disability, sex and race.
Being a Trustee does not always require experience and skills, we also welcome people who are able to give their time and enthusiasm.
We expect that a Trustee will give a commitment to turning up for Board meetings and carrying out any actions they have agreed to undertake.
Expressions of interest in becoming a Trustee Director are particularly welcomed from people with experience:
• Of Acquired Brain Injury.
• Of Finance/business
• In a Clinical Commissioning Group or Local Authority.
• In other Health or Social Care sectors.

Board meetings are held every other month, usually on a Monday evening from 5.30 pm.
If you are interested in joining our Board as a Trustee Director please contact us.

Please see Vacancies for latest opportunities.

To request an Application pack please complete this Enquiry Form

About Brain Injury
Contact Us

Headway Black Country:
Registered charity No: 1089171

A Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in England & Wales:
No: 4001321

Affiliated to Headway – the brain injury association, a registered charity.