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

An INCREDIBLE London Marathon 2019!

Team HEN were nothing short of phenomenal in this year's Virgin London Marathon! 


Each and every runner did an amazing job for us, battling on through shin splints, aches, pains and even lost toenails (OW!) to finish those 26.2 miles for us. We were bowled over by the efforts everyone went to, not only with the intensity of the physical training, but also their creative and imaginative ideas for fundraising, all on top of juggling work and family commitments. Each of them needs a superhero cape! 


So far we have raised over £45,000 and we're still counting! It's just amazing, and we will be able to continue enriching and supporting the lives of those managing ABI with this superb amount of money raised.


We will shortly be posting some great photos from this special event so watch this space! If you're interested in running for us next year - get in touch! 


Hats for Headway, Friday 24th May!


Next Friday 24th May is the national 'Hats for Headway' fundraising day, so if you are interested in helping raise a few pennies for our centre and spread awareness of our charity, why not encourage your friends and family to take part?!


Go as wild and wacky as you like - you could even design your own head gear, a la Philip Treacy!


If you take part - make sure you send us some photos! 


Thank you so much!  



'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