Volunteering

Our work could not happen without volunteers.  Their support helps increase awareness and understanding of brain injury and its consequences, along with providing the necessary support to those with brain injury and their families, to help them attain the highest possible quality of life.

By supporting us as a volunteer, you join over 40 others who give us their time and skills. Because we value our volunteers so much, we want to make volunteering a rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone. We also encourage students to apply for a volunteering role if they would like to gain experience within a relevant area of study and we can provide placement opportunities. 

The main volunteer roles are:

·        Support Volunteer*

·        Social Group Volunteer*

·        Activites Group Volunteer

Please get in touch for an informal chat with our Volunteer Co-ordinator, Kathryn Jones, by emailing kathryn.jones@headwaycardiff.org.uk or phoning 02920 577707.

 

 

100% of our Independence and Wellbeing Centre Service Users think that the Volunteering Team helps their enjoyment and level of participation. Volunteers are essential to the provision of quality services at Headway Cardiff.

We have a team of around 40 volunteers who help at the Independence & Wellbeing Centre throughout the week, a further 10 help in our social and activities groups and our Board of 10 Trustees who all give of their time and expertise freely.

We welcome people from all sections of the community.

Come and find out what we are all about – no obligation!

                                                          Rebecca Pearce, Chief Executive                                                                                                

 

                      

"Our volunteers are pivotal to the running of our organisation. Without them, we simply couldn't provide the fantastic service that we do. Our extraordinary volunteers are committed, dedicated and so enthusiastic. It's also brilliant to see volunteers joining us from a wealth of different backgrounds and experiences, they really make a huge difference and they are very highly valued by all staff and service users. Addtionally, whatever the reason is for becoming a volunteer, we endeavour to make sure that you get the very most out of the experience - it's a two-way road!"

Kathryn Jones, Volunteer Coordinator

 

“I became a Headway volunteer about 15 years ago, and the fact that I am still there shows how rewarding and enjoyable it is. There is always great support from the staff, so you never feel out of your depth. Apart from the satisfaction volunteers gain from helping service users fulfil their potential and improve their quality of life, it is quite simply fun to take part in the activities and make friends with everyone there. Whether you volunteer for a short time or long term, I guarantee you will gain a great deal from the experience, both in terms of personal development and pleasure.”

Pauline Watson, Headway Cardiff Volunteer

 

 

*The roles of Support Volunteer and Social Group Volunteer require a Disclosure and Barring Service check. You will also be required to provide two referees. Headway Cardiff volunteers should work within Headway Cardiff’s Code of Conduct and follow relevant policies.