Volunteer to support our clients


Everyone has something to offer and so why not share that 'something' and become a Volunteer at Headway East Northants?


There are so many reasons why it'd be a great idea. You'll not only be helping the improve quality of life of a brain injury survivor, their families and carers, but you'll also benefit those in the local community, open up opportunities for development of skills, get some time to socialise with our terrific team, and above all, have fun doing it. There's always something to gain in return!


Whether you're creative with materials, have a musical skill, enjoy games, puzzles or gardening, or simply enjoy socialising, we would LOVE to hear from you, regardless of whether you have an entire day to spare or just an hour or two.  


You'll not only have fun with a wonderful group of people in a warm, welcoming environment, but you'll also benefit and enrich someone's life.


You'll be welcomed and supported by our friendly and experienced team of staff. Centre visits and 'taster sessions' are no problem to arrange.


For further information about volunteering at our Centre, please call on 01933 652311 or email our Deputy Manager, Jonny Tudor, on  jonny.tudor@headwayeastnorthants.org.uk


Remember - to make a difference in someone's life, you don't have to be beautiful, perfect, brilliant or rich. You just have to care.



Volunteer Dave's guitar sessions proving a great hit! 

Just one example of the difference volunteering can make, both for clients AND for you: 


Volunteer Dave, who's been with us since August of 2018, has settled in really well at HEN and his guitar sessions on Tuesday mornings are proving very popular, both with experienced players and novices. 


The sessions are fun and informal, with all genres of music enjoyed. Everyone is encouraged to "have a go" regardless of ability or experience, and our clients have really impressed Dave with the speed at which they're picking things up. 


Dave says, "It's a lovely feeling to see a client's confidence boosted and to be a part of making that happen."





Volunteer to Fundraise


Why not hold a bake sale, raffle, car boot sale or coffee morning to support us in our fundraising endeavours? Perhaps you play in a band and could host a fundraising gig, or have good contacts in the commuity to spread the word about us. 


If you have a cracking idea for fundraising, and want to let us know about it, please get in touch! Contact Becky Lake, Admin & Fundraising Coordinator, on 01933 652311 or email at  rebecca.lake@headwayeastnorthants.org.uk



A Volunteers Account


Click here to read about some of our Volunteers at Headway East Northants in our Case Studies.


Latest News

London Marathon Information Evening, 11th February


Now that our marathon team is full (27 runners in total!), we're really excited to host our annual London Marathon Information Evening on Monday 11th February, to which all 'Team HEN' runners are invited! 


The informal evening, held at our Irthlingborough centre, offers the chance for runners to take a look around our centre, meet fellow participants, and of course a great opportunity for us to meet these amazing people in person! 


Guest speaker this year is Andrew Walker, himself an experienced London Marathon runner, and a member of Team HEN 2019. Andrew will be there to share his knowledge and experiences, and to offer hints/tips about build-up to race day, nutrition, lasting the distance, and of course, recovery.


7.00pm start with an anticipated finishing time of 8.30pm. All RSVP's and vest top size confirmations by Monday 21st January, please.



Fish & Chip quiz night, 26th January!


Our facilitator Freyja and partner Chris belong to 'A Different Direction' choir and are busy fundraising for an amazing trip to perform at New York's Carnegie Hall! 


To aid their funding, they've organised a Fish & Chip Quiz  night on Saturday 26th January at Saxon Hall, Raunds, with all proceeds going towards their event. You may remember the choir from the incredible performance they gave alongside the Headway musicians, 'The Custard Caterpillars' back in October!


Great night guaranteed - for full details, please visit our 'Events' page. 


New Year, New You? Come and be a volunteer!


Want to make a positive change for 2019? Then come and be part of our amazing team of volunteers!


Whether you have a spare day in the week, or even just an hour or two, visit our centre and meet our fantastic people. We have so much to offer those who've survived brain injury - maybe it could be YOU who helps someone re-learn a lost skill, or take on a new one.


For all volunteering enquiries, please call on 01933 652311 or email our deputy manager, Jonny Tudor, on  jonny.tudor@headwayeastnorthants.org.uk