Outdoor & Horticulture Volunteers

At Headway Cambridgeshire we offer specialist rehabilitation for people with brain injuries across Cambridgeshire. A vital part of the treatment is Horticultural Therapy which helps to increase psychological, physical and emotional wellbeing for those who have experienced a brain injury.

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the following projects:

The Outdoor Project

The Outdoor Project runs every Tuesday, 10-3, at Wandlebury Ring Country Park near Cambridge.

The project is run by a small team of experienced Headway staff, working in partnership with the wider team at Wandlebury, to give clients a real hands on practical experience of woodworking and forestry.

The project combines green woodworking and bushcraft which enables clients to grow in skills and confidence, as they not only create useful objects from the wood around them but they also work as a team to meet their basic needs - shelter, warmth, tools - from the natural materials in the woodland.

Grow, Share, Eat

Grow, Share, Eat runs every Thursday,10-1, at Fen End Farm in Cottenham.

The exciting new project is in partnership with Cambridge City Food Bank, with clients and volunteers putting their gardening skills to good use and growing fresh organic produce on a local farm to support individuals and families living in food poverty. They will also be providing information and support to help others grow their own vegetables at home.

If you have an interest in gardening, green woodworking or bushcraft and would like to find out how you can get involved in either of the above projects, please email Simon Lacey at simonl@headway-cambs.org.uk

Thank you for the support and advice that you have been giving my husband. This has in turn taken a lot of pressure off me and has helped me through his bad days and angry spells.
Christine, wife of Headway client