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Can I Help?

  • Yes, very probably, because if you’ve clicked on to this page you’re likely to be wanting to help – and if you want to, you can.

  • At our main Activity Centre in Leicester, volunteers help every day during the week between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm, or for part of that time. You don’t need any particular skills, but you do need to be a ‘people person’. If you can relate to people who may have difficulty in communicating with you, or who may well not remember your name from one week to the next, or whose concentration span may be limited, then you can certainly help. People with brain injuries need their confidence restored and very often just need to talk.

  • If you do have skills in art or craft activities, including things like photography or computing, or perhaps cookery, and feel you can share these with Headway Members, this would be a bonus.

  • The same personal qualities are needed by our volunteers at our Outreach Centres in Loughborough, Enderby and Melton Mowbray.

  • If you feel a bit hesitant at face-to-face working to start with, there are nearly always administrative jobs that we need help with. Book keeping is one, and then there are things like public relations and fundraising, both vital to keeping up the level of service we provide.

  • Whatever you can do, one thing is certain. Despite any apprehensions you may feel beforehand, you will find yourself working in one of the friendliest places imaginable.
    Some of our volunteers have written about their experiences in ‘Headway Happenings’ – read about Gary's, Cindy's and Emily's experiences.

  • A new page is being developed that will show all the information you need to decide about volunteering at Headway. Click here to see it.

  • Just give us a call on 0116 273 9763, or email, or drop in and see us at Headway House off Wakerley Road. We’ll be happy to hear from you.

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