Investing in Volunteers
Headway Cardiff has achieved the Investing in Volunteers quality standard for the second time in recognition for their excellent practice in working with volunteers.
“Volunteers are essential to our work and they deserve the best. We are delighted with this recognition award.” says CEO Rebecca Pearce.
Headway Cardiff was assessed against a range of best practice standards and proved its competence in all aspects of working with its volunteers.“The award is very well deserved because volunteers are well cared for and really know they are appreciated by all the staff,” says long term volunteer Sally McLoughlin, who lives in Cardiff. “Volunteering is a two way street and I feel I get as much out of volunteering as I give.”
Sally has done volunteer work with Headway Cardiff for 8 years ago and received the ‘Volunteer of the Year 2016 Award’ in recognition of her contribution to the organisation. “I was interested in working with people with brain injury. Headway Cardiff soon signed me up and encouraged me to fulfil my ambition of training as a counsellor,” says Sally. Sally has done years of voluntary counselling for our Counselling Service. She also volunteers in the Independence and Wellbeing Centre for survivors of brain injury. Four years ago Sally also became a Trustee.
“Having this standard means volunteers can be confident of a good experience with us,” says Briony Hunt, Volunteer Coordinator.