Volunteer Occupational Therapist

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An Occupational Therapist (OT) works with people to enable them to live as independently as possible, and to engage in occupations/activities that promote their health and well-being.

Volunteering can be a good way to gain experience if you are thinking of becoming an OT or working in the health field.

As a volunteer you will be able to:

  • Develop knowledge of brain injury and how it impacts upon an individual’s daily functioning.
  • Develop skills that improve communication with an individual with cognitive impairments, as well as developing the ability to support a brain injured individual to engage in meaningful activities.

You will also receive training, and on-going support from an Occupational Therapist.

We recommend a minimum of four hours a week. You will need to be a car driver and have access to a car.

If you are interested in applying to be a volunteer, please make contact with Angela Bentley (OT)

Tel: 01223 576550

E-mail: angelab@headway-cambs.org.uk 

The Hospital Brain Injury Co-ordinator became someone who absolutely understood how I felt, I didn’t need to explain. I could talk about my fears and worries. She was such a great support through the difficult days, but could also celebrate the small step successes, which was important to me.