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.


You don't have to have experience of working with those with brain injury - it just matters that you're patient, encouraging and supportive. 


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.



Here's 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. Dave 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

Amazing donation of £790 from East Northants Councillor, Roger Powell!


We are thrilled to have received an incredible donation of £790 from East Northants Councillor, Roger Powell, who has chosen to donate to us via his Empowerment Fund.


Councillor Powell was familiar with our work via Irthlingborough Town Council and got in touch to see how he could help. We spoke directly with our clients, asking for their input about any new purchases they could recommend to enhance our centre services. 


We were very excited to place an order for several brand new Meccano and Lego modelling kits, professional art supplies, historical DVD sets and even a karaoke machine at the request of our clients! 


We thank Councillor Powell sincerely for this wonderful donation to our centre! 




Wellingborough Golf Club chooses HEN as a charity to support over 2019!



We're delighted to announce that we've been chosen by Wellingborough Golf Club as one of two local charities the club wishes to support over 2019, the other being Wellibus! 


Chairperson, Sally McKeown, got in touch and invited Becky along to a fundraising bridge drive back in December, and then to the ladies' club prizegiving supper, where Becky was able to meet fellow members and chat a little more indepth about the services we provide here at Headway East Northants. 


The Club has lots of terrific events in the pipeline to help raise funds for us, including garden parties and a jazz afteroon in June, which we're told has ALREADY sold out! We are so grateful to the Club for selecting us to support in 2019, and look forward to working together. 



'Life After Brain Injury' conference, 20th June 2019


This conference, arranged by ABIF Northants, will be held at Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive, Kettering and will cover working/driving after brain injury, social benefits, and bringing young people together


Guest speakers will include experienced professionals and survivors who will share their personal journeys. 


To book, please visit 'Latest News' at http://www.abifnorthants.com to download and complete a booking form which can then be emailed to  julie.mallard@oakleafcare.com