This week is Volunteer Week 1st- 7th June

To celebrate, we would like to say a HUGE thank you to all of our volunteers, who spend time to support us in our Activity and Rehabilitation Centre and at fundraising events. We couldn’t do it without you! #HeadwayHeroes.

 

Volunteer in the Activity and Rehabilitation Centre

Do you have a couple of hours per week available to spend giving back to your community and volunteering in our centre? Volunteering in the Activity and Rehabilitation Centre is both challenging, rewarding and lasting friendships are made.

Here’s a few of the rehabilitation activities that you could be supporting people who have been affected by a brain injury take part in:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Arts and painting
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Yoga
  • Cooking
  • Pottery
  • Christmas Crafts (Seasonal)

There are many benefits of volunteering in our centre. You don’t need to have a formal background in therapy to make a real difference. The training you need will be given and sometimes it’s the simple acts of kindness that g a long way to help individuals overcome anxiety, increase confidence and enable them to once agan engage in social situations. So, if you’re a caring and helpful person, you’re already halfway there.  Our Activity and Rehabilitation Centre is a place full of laughter and fun, so volunteering is a great way to meet other new people and enjoy your day whilst doing something hugely worthwhile.

Volunteer at Fundraising Events

Would you like to get involved supporting a charity whilst having fun? Do you want the opportunity to attend events for free? Are you up for new challenges?

We’re on the look out for event volunteers to get involved over the coming summer months – and you could be joining us in the fun!

Become an Events and Fundraising Volunteer with us, and you could be welcoming people into events, hosting competitions at festivals, event marshalling and raising awareness of our vital charity work.

Not only are you supporting our work within our community, it is also a great way to boost your CV, as you receive free training in events, fundraising, project management, social media and marketing.

Upcoming volunteer roles:

Step into Summer: 6-mile sponsored walk Sunday 23rd June (up to 20 volunteers)

What you’ll be doing:

  • HWO information stall
  • Welcoming participants
  • Managing guest list
  • Event Marshalls to point participants in the right direction
  • Giving out goody bags/ water

Didcot Summer Fayre Saturday 3rd August (up to 3 volunteers)

What you’ll be doing:

  • HWO information stall
  • Running a driving simulator competition
  • Selling HWO branded items
  • Engaging with people interested in HWO
  • Set up/ set down stall
  • Raising awareness of brain injury

Oxford Half Marathon Sunday 13th October

What you’ll be doing:

  • Support team/ cheer squad

Oxford’s Charity Comedy Night Thursday 24th October

What you’ll be doing:

  • Welcoming attendees
  • Managing guest list
  • HWO information stall
  • Selling HWO branded items
  • Engaging with people interested in HWO
  • Set up/ set down stall
  • Raising awareness of brain injury
  • Running raffle/ selling tickets

If you are interested in volunteering with us at upcoming fundraising events, please call the fundraising team on 01865 670541 or email events@headway-oxford.org.uk to sign up today!

#HeadwayHeroes