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How you can help us

Volunteering

Volunteers are vital to the work of Headway Black Country. We welcome and value the support provided to our work, by our volunteers.

There are many ways in which you can help us with your time and effort. Here are just a few examples. It could be a few hours a week giving administrative help, helping with activities for those with brain injury, supporting outings or running fund raising events or campaigns.

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

Whatever your reason for volunteering we welcome your support.

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.

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 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 supported by staff.

As you will be working with vulnerable adults, you must provide two references. We also send for CRB checks on all our volunteers.

We usually require a minimum commitment of at least one session or half day per week and three months of volunteering.

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

If you are interested in volunteering and would like to find out more, please contact Headway Black Country.

Join Headway Black Country
This is a great way of showing support for the crucial work that we carry out to help and support all those whose lives have been devastated by the traumatic effects of brain injury.

Membership is free and entitles the member the right to vote. We welcome membership from:
Individual - for people who have had a brain injury, family members or carers, professionals working with people who have had a brain injury, or simply for people interested in the work of Headway.
Corporate - for corporate supporters of Headway or any organisation involved in the field of brain injury, organisations working in partnership with Headway Black Country or others who would simply like to be involved in our work. This also includes statutory bodies, hospitals, rehabilitation centres and other registered charities.

If you are interested in supporting Headway Black Country please contact us.

Become a Trustee Director
Headway Black Country has 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 Trustee Directors 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 small amount of commitment to turning up for meetings and carrying out any actions they have agreed to undertake.

We are always in need of people with the following experiences:
A carer of someone with a disability.
Work experience in a Primary Care Trust or Local Authority.
Work experience in Health or Social Care.
Local community involvement in the West Midlands.
Business skills

Board meetings are held every other month at Headway Black Country, usually on a Monday evening from 5.30 pm.

If you are interested in joining our Board as a Trustee Director please contact Headway Black Country.





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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.

 
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