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Edinburgh Headway Group is run by a small staff team and a diverse group of volunteers. We are always looking for new volunteers in a variety of roles to help support our services. Volunteers are provided with training opportunities and support throughout their volunteering role. Volunteering can provide you with the opportunity to build your skills and experience whilst meeting other volunteers with similar interests.


Below is a short summary of the opportunities available - apply now!


Activities Volunteer

You will be working with our members to help improve their cognitive skills and at the same time have fun through playing games, cards, bingo, crosswords etc. You could be asked to help out with specific groups e.g. quizzes, puzzles, bingos, cooking group, jewellery, play pool, board games, chess etc., or assist our less outgoing members to become more integrated with the others. You will actively contribute to the maintenance of a professional & welcoming environment at Edinburgh Headway Group.  This is a rewarding and satisfying role, where you can really make a difference! Flexibility available from Monday to Thursday – minimum of two hours per week

Buddy Volunteer (Very flexible opportunity available across the City of Edinburgh)

Do you want to make a difference? Could you share your interests with someone new? Do you like to go for a coffee, for a walk or shopping or visit art museum etc.? Do you have 2-3 hours a week to spare? If you have you could join our team!  We can match you with an adult with an acquired brain injury, to allow their unpaid carers to receive valuable respite from their caring role. Each match is different and can fit around your time giving you a flexible way to volunteer – you decide!  Gain experience! All training and support needed is provided with the opportunity to meet other volunteers. Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Please click here to  download  an application pack and for more information please contact us at volunteering@edinburghheadway.org.uk



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