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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

Our volunteers need to be able to multi-task! 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 to 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 Head way Group.  This is a rewarding and satisfying role, where you can really make a difference!


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.

94% said “I feel valued for the contribution I make”

75% said “I have a better awareness of brain injury and the role of unpaid carers”

94% said “Volunteering has improved my skills and encouraged personal development”   


Please click here to  download your  application pack,  and sent it to  volunteering@edinburghheadway.org.uk




Forthcoming Events

Social Group Outing - Train Trip

Thursday 26th July 2018

Annual Summer BBQ

Wednesday 1st August 2018

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