Volunteer with us

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Volunteers play a crucial role in the support we provide to women who are victims of violence. This is especially true when women are trying to rebuild their lives after violence or abuse. Our volunteers are vital in helping women find community and friendship, break out of isolation, and find self-confidence and esteem.

 

Skill-sharing activity groups for survivors

We are always on the lookout for caring, empathetic volunteers who have a skill to share with survivors. We have various activity groups for women and girls, ranging from writing and art to self-defence and tai chi, and we are always trying to expand our offering. Some examples of sessions we would like to develop include:

  • Gardening;
  • Astronomy;
  • Coding;
  • Yoga;
  • Meditation;
  • Hypnotherapy.

So even if your skill or hobby seems a bit “outside the box”, we’re into that! If you think you could contribute by running workshops (one-off or long term), please get in touch.

 

Activity groups for teenage girls

Similar to our groups for survivors, we are developing various activity groups for girls throughout their teen years, to develop confidence and self-esteem whilst building their skills in a supportive, girl-only environment. Groups will include workshops such as the following:

  • Self-defense;
  • Art;
  • Writing;
  • Sex and relationships education;
  • Human Rights education;
  • Social media citizenship.

 

Survivor forum moderators

Open to survivors only, we’re looking for women with a good understanding of the wider context of domestic abuse and violence against women, who want to support other women through their survival journey and give something back. Contact us for a full volunteer role description.

 

Big Sisters

We’re also looking for female mentors for girls and young women for the “Big Sister” scheme we are developing. Creating links between the generations and showing young women what women can do together is hugely important. If you think you could be a mentor, let us know. We’d love to hear from you.

 

Creative writing competition

In 2019, we will be developing a creative writing competition and anthology of survivor writing. If you would be able to help with publishing and editing the anthology or judging the competition, again, we want you!

 

Survivor Experience Analyst

We are committed to gaining a deeper understanding of the experiences of the women who use our services and evaluating the effectiveness of the support and groups that we provide. As such, we are looking for a small team of volunteers to run an ongoing customer satisfaction project. This role involves calling survivors of violence against women who have used our services and carrying out a questionnaire which aims to check their current safety, well-being, and satisfaction with the services they accessed, as well as advertising our new survivor support network and signposting to further support where needed.

 

Social Media Intern

We are providing volunteer placements for students and young people who are looking to develop their social media skills and experience of working in a professional not-for-profit environment. This role involves developing and growing our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It will also include creating visuals, infographics, leaflets and posters to support awareness-raising.

 

Podcast Technician intern

We are providing volunteer placements for students and young people who are looking to develop their skills in audio journalism or sound engineering in a professional not-for-profit environment. This role involves developing, editing and producing our new podcast series. The series, Women Work Wonders, will be about domestic abuse and violence against women, as well as activism, campaigning and inspirational women.

 

To get in touch with us regarding any of these volunteering opportunities, please use the Contact Us form, or email volunteers@cardiffwomensaid.org.uk

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