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Headway West Kent depends on a team of volunteers to deliver our services. There is a great team spirit, a lot of laughter and good friendships are forged between volunteers and the people who access our services. We have a variety of volunteering opportunities requiring a range of different skills and commitment. You can volunteer on an occasional basis through to a regular commitment. If you would like to be a part of our volunteer team, then please complete an application form. The Word document version of this form can be downloaded here.

Current vacancies

Volunteer Gardener

Headway West Kent is looking for a gardener to work alongside those who use our services on a Tuesday afternoon.  We are keen to hear from keen amateur gardeners or professionals.

If interested, please contact us on 01892 61900 or e-mail info@headwaywestkent.org

Trustees

We are interested to hear from people who would be keen to join the board of Trustees. Meeting just every other month, we are particularly keen to hear from people with backgrounds in finance, business, enterprise, marketing and human resources. However we welcome approaches from people with other skills, experience or interests including those who have experience as a partner or carer of someone who has had a brain injury.

Sailing

Would you be happy to jump in a small dingy, under the watchful eye of qualified sailors, to support those who use our service learn to sail? No experience is necessary. Sessions are held once a week during the summer months.

Contact the centre for more information on any of the above positions.

See what some of our volunteers have to say:

“I have been a volunteer at Headway West Kent for over 10 years and I go to the centre every Wednesday. Volunteering is important to me as it gives me a real sense of achievement in an environment that is uplifting and inspiring, happy, occasionally sad, but certainly with plenty of laughs along the way! No two days are ever the same. Over the years I have got to know people well. I am continually surprised and moved at the talents and capabilities of the people who access our services. I have seen enormous improvements in people who have come to Headway West Kent. Hopefully in a small way I have helped this process. This in itself motivates me to give my time. I can honestly say that Wednesday is my favourite day of the week!” – Donna

“I have been volunteering at Headway for some years, during which time I’ve led creative writing sessions. (I am an English and drama tutor.) I particularly like it when the people who use Headway West Kent’s services find their own voice and creativity. I enjoy volunteering because everybody is so friendly; I always have fun and learn something new when I’m at the centre.” – Astrid

“My contact with HWK began in 2002 when I heard that one of the members had enjoyed maths at school and wanted to test his skills. Having just retired after 30 years of maths teaching I decided to give him a hand. I had loved teaching, helping young people develop their skills and generally working in a vibrant environment. Although this was on a much smaller scale, Headway West Kent fulfilled my need to continue to help people. The people who access headway West Kent’s services , the volunteers and staff all work together to create a happy atmosphere and it’s certainly a fulfilling experience to spend time doing group or individual work.” – Gill