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Get Involved

Our team of volunteers play a crucial part in helping to deliver our services to our clients.

Volunteer with us

You don’t have to be a health professional, or have any specific skills or experience, to volunteer at Headway Bedford – our volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds with a wide range of experience and skills. All you need is a friendly and positive approach; desire to help others and of course time.

In return we will offer you all the training, support, advice and guidance you will need to help you in your volunteer role and equip you with the skills to work with clients with a brain injury.

We’re also very proud that some of our past clients have returned to volunteer with us following their rehabilitation.

Volunteers needed now

We’re currently in need of the following types of volunteers:

Cognitive Session Volunteers

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Physiotherapy Volunteers

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IT Volunteers

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Educational /
Speech & Language Volunteers

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Why volunteer with us?

Here are some comments from current and past volunteers about the benefits of working at Headway Bedford:

“As a nurse, volunteering helped me to learn more about brain injury and how to deal more effectively with affected clients in my day job.”

“It has given me a real sense of achievement – I’ve learned such a lot and feel proud to be involved with such a worthwhile cause.”

“I love being part of the close knit team at Headway Bedford – it’s helped me to grow in confidence and regain my sense of purpose.”

“I volunteered at Headway Bedford while I was temporarily unemployed. The work experience really helped me to stay positive, and they gave me a good reference to use in job applications.”

“No two days are the same… you really have to think on your feet, and that really keeps me active and motivated now I’m retired.”

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Volunteer Opportunities

Here are some of the key types of roles filled by volunteers at Headway Bedford:


providing general help, advice and support to our clients

Skills Transfer

teaching new practical skills to our clients (eg. cooking, domestic chores, computing, gardening, etc.)

Office Help

helping us with administration, marketing, finance, accounts, etc.


helping us to raise money.
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Make a Donation

As a registered charity, donations are crucial to our ability to provide a high level of service to people affected by brain injury in the Bedfordshire area.