Why volunteer with Compass?

People volunteer for a variety of reasons but the benefits should be two-way. We would like you to offer something to Compass, but we also want you to get something out of the experience yourself. It can be an excellent way to learn about the effects of brain injury or about life with a disability, to enhance your future career, to gain confidence or just to feel the personal satisfaction of doing something useful. You will be introduced to all kinds of people, from a variety of backgrounds, who have many stories to tell.

How available do volunteers need to be?

Most people volunteer for one half day per week, but it can be more depending on your circumstances and the needs of the centre. The centre is open weekdays but we do sometimes require volunteers outwith this time to assist with fundraising events.

How volunteers help

Volunteers help in many ways, depending on their interests and skills and are involved in a range of activities including: 


Art Groups




Fun Days Out

Creative Writing

What should volunteers expect?

Full induction to the role 

Mandatory training 

A safe working environment 

Liability and personal accident insurance 

Travel and out of pocket expenses 

To develop existing skills and gain new ones 

To meet new people and be part of a team 

To enjoy yourself and have fun!

If you would like to apply to volunteer with Compass Brain Injury Specialists Ltd or find out more information then please:

email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

telephone 01387 261166

or complete the Volunteer Application Form and bring or post to: Compass Brain Injury Specialists Ltd Afton Drive Dumfries DG2 9ES

Please note that your volunteer placement will be pending satisfactory references and PVG check.