Admin volunteer: Peterborough

Can you spare some time on a regular basis to help out at our social rehabilitation service for adults with brain injury?

Headway Cambridgeshire provides specialist support across the whole of Cambridgeshire, for those affected by brain injury. Our services include social rehabilitation programmes in Cambridge and Peterborough, information advice and support at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and in the community; and one-to-one community support.

‘Brain Injury’ has various causes. For example: a blow to the head in a road accident, fall or attack; a stroke, brain tumour, brain infection such as meningitis, or anything that causes lack of oxygen to the brain. After a year, around 90% of people have made an excellent physical recovery, but may be left with such difficulties as loss of confidence, poor memory & concentration; or difficulty in planning & decision making.

Volunteers are a crucial part of the smooth running of our organisation, supporting our staff in activity sessions and client breaks. We are currently seeking a volunteer to help with general administration duties such as answering the phone, liaising with clients and their carers, and providing clerical support to the service team.

We are looking for people who:

  • are confident, self- motivated and able to take the initiative
  • have a friendly manner
  • have good communication skills
  • are able to work cooperatively as part of a team
  • will treat people with respect and will keep all personal information about clients confidential
  • are reliable and can offer a regular commitment

Volunteering for Headway requires a regular commitment of time. Ideally this would be on a weekly basis, from 9.30-15.00, on a Monday or a Wednesday.

Volunteers need to be 18 or over, and will be subject to a DBS check.

Full induction and training will be provided, and expenses paid.

Based at Headway Cambridgeshire at Sue Ryder’s Thorpe Hall Hospice, PE3 6LW.

Please contact us by email at: hr@headway-cambs.org.uk

I struggled with a lot of issues, especially how I felt my father’s personality had changed and Headway Cambridgeshire helped me a lot at that time in my life. They made me feel much less alone and I’ll always be grateful for that.