Headway Worcestershire is supported by committed and generous volunteers and we would not be able to offer all the valuable services we do without their help.
Volunteering is a really good way for you to meet new people, enhance your skills and build your confidence. If you are looking to improve your CV, it is a really good way of gaining specialized experience and more general skills that are needed for all sorts of jobs.
- For those of you who are looking to ‘give something back’ to your local community, volunteering for Headway is a great opportunity to get involved and really make a difference to people who vitally need your help.
- Opportunities are flexible and include traditional roles like fundraising, kitchen support, supporting in our charity shop, supporting with activities e.g., music, art or woodwork at our day opportunity centres.
- We also offer a range of less traditional roles in marketing, PR, website design and social media support. We are keen to hear from anyone with a skill or a desire to donate their time!
- Our volunteers have all sorts of skills and come from all sorts of backgrounds —we value the diversity of our team members for the individual skills and personalities each one brings. If you would like to have an informal chat about volunteering with Headway, please contact Pauline via email firstname.lastname@example.org or enquire via phone on 01905 729729.
Where are you working?
- Our main office is based at The Mill, Barbourne, Worcester. Some roles that are based online can be executed from home.
- Day services are located in Worcester, Bromsgrove and Kidderminster. We are always looking for people to help support our wide variety of activities whilst engaging with our clients. We have a range of positions available in all of the day services.
- You will also be working at event sites if your are part of the fundraising team or in schools in Worcestershire if you are part of the education project, “Safeheads”.
What will you get out of it?
- Experience of working in an area of your interest
- Meet new friends and make contacts
- Increase your social and relationship skills
- Improve your career experience and boost your career options
- Gain valuable job skills
- A sense of fulfillment
- We only ask you to volunteer your free time. However for ampler projects you may be asked to assist on weekends or out of working hours.
Many of our volunteers have been with us for years. Here’s what they have to say…
Although no longer a service user, Rafe is still a volunteer at the charity shop.
“I volunteer at the charity shop and as part of the interview panel for when we are interviewing new staff. I like to get to work early so I can start prepping; sometimes I turn up over an hour early. I like volunteering because it lets me see things from both sides – I watch the work that goes into setting things up but I also have the insight of a service user. I really enjoy being on the interviewing panel – it was a new experience for me and something I have never had the chance to do before. I think it sends the message out straight away that service users are important. Volunteering gives me a chance to communicate with people rather than being at home sat on my computer 24/7. It gives me a feeling of self-worth because I am doing something that Headway appreciates.”
“I have enjoyed working as a volunteer at Bromsgrove branch of Headway for around 12 years, together with my friends Jenny and Margaret. We assist Pam who is a very gifted teacher in operating an arts group. She really has improved the abilities of our users over the years who are able to produce challenging art work, well worthy of display. A lot of pleasure and satisfaction is felt by myself in contributing to such a happy group.”
Margaret, Jenny and Margaret have all been recognised for their long-standing contribution to Headway at the 25th AGM, by the Mayor of Worcester.