- Tuesday 11th July at 6pm Topic: Brain Injury Awareness
- Tuesday 18th July at 6pm Topic: Epilepsy, Health and Safety
- Tuesday 25th July at 6pm Topic: Boundaries and Volunteering
The sessions will last between 1.5-2 hours and the venue is Headway Glasgow’s office: The Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street ,Glasgow.
Once you have completed the training sessions we would aim to complete the rest of the recruitment (an application form and 2 references), and then hopefully get you started with volunteering.
Example Role Description
Volunteer Role Description- Brain Injury Group Work Volunteer
Task: To meet with people in Headway Glasgow, build trusting relationships, and encourage them to interact socially (e.g. talking with people, playing games, running a relaxation session)
Hours: Around 4 Hours each week.
Location: At Headway Glasgow activities (normally Renfield St Stephen’s Church Centre but may be elsewhere.)
Responsible to: Simon Glen, Project Co-ordinator.
Training: Induction on the key aspects of Health and Safety.
Ongoing Training on relevant topics.
Expenses: Out of pocket expenses paid, plus travelling expenses or mileage rate.
Support and Supervision: Will be provided regularly and as required.
Key Skills: Outgoing nature, interest in other people, ability to listen, sensitivity.
The group sessions currently run on two days- Monday and Wednesday afternoons 1.30-4pm. The key tasks of the group are:
- Preparation– preparing an activity for the group (usually agreed beforehand)
- Setting up– moving the furniture around, getting signs up, bringing tea and coffee out, distributing information leaflets (if needed).
- Welcoming– saying hello to people, catching up with them, making any new people feel at ease by including them in discussions or activity.
- Running Activities– group activities, group games, one to one games, tournaments, quizzes, discussions, newsletter, planning etc.
- Following up– following up things that people are interested in (getting information, making contact with someone about a service, pointing people in the right direction).
- One to one contact– There will be regular one to one contact with you and service users as you build trusting relationships with people.
- Saying Cheerio– almost as important as welcoming- making sure you say cheerio and maybe finding out when the person is in next, what plans they have before the next session.
- Tidying up– furniture, leaflets, games, tea and coffee, making a note of anything that needs to be done.
- Feedback– take time to say how you felt about the drop in group, and get feedback on how you were from others.