Volunteer with us!

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.

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Ar Trac Children and Young Person's Mentor

Ar Trac is a brand-new cross-Wales project for children and young people (CYP) provided by the Safe AS team at Cardiff Women’s Aid.

Ar Trac will support children and young people who are facing difficulties as a result of experiencing Domestic Abuse. By addressing these difficulties and building on children and young people’s strengths, the project aims to minimise the impact of Domestic Abuse and improve physical and mental wellbeing in later life.

We are looking for adult mentors (18+) to meet 1:1 with a child on a weekly basis, using a strengths-based approach to empower them and support them to express themselves safely, build resilience and make the positive choices.

Ar Trac Volunteer Mentor Role Description

Gardening Volunteer

Cardiff Women’s Aid is looking to regenerate a plot of land behind its Women’s Centre for use by its clients and local women from a variety of backgrounds. The aim of this project is to repurpose the space, making it possible to grow produce and landscaping it in an ecological way so that it provides a relaxing and therapeutic area maintained and enjoyed by CWA service users and women who visit the centre. So, if you would like to spend some time creating a green space with us, we’d love to have a pair of (green-fingered) helping hands!

Gardening Volunteer Role Description

Skill-sharing Workshops for Women (online)

We are always on the lookout for caring, empathetic volunteers who have a skill to share with survivors and local women from a variety of backgrounds. We have various activity groups for women and girls, ranging from writing and art to yoga and tai chi, and we are always trying to expand our offering.

Some examples of sessions we would like to develop include:

  • Cooking
  • Meditation
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Astronomy
  • Coding
  • Self-defence
  • Massage therapy.

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.

Volunteer Workshop Facilitator Role Description

 

Podcast Technician/Producer

We provide 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, When We Rise, is about women's rights, relationships, domestic abuse and violence against women, as well as activism, campaigning and inspirational women.

Podcast Producer Role Description

Wellbeing Café (online)

CWA Online Wellbeing Café is a virtual drop-in space for women to come to discuss/be clearly signposted to help on a range of topics related to general wellbeing from a team of trained and friendly volunteers. We recognise that sometimes, all it takes for a woman to gain strength and feel a little bit better is to know she can turn to and talk about something with someone in a friendly informal setting.

Wellbeing Café Role Description

 

Survivor Welfare Follow-ups (online)

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.

Volunteer Welfare Follow-ups Role Description

Survivor SHOUT 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.

SHOUT Facilitator/Moderator Role Description

Applying for current roles

To apply for one of current volunteering opportunities, please read the role description carefully and fill in the following forms:

Volunteer Application Form
CWA Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Completed forms can be sent to volunteers@cardiffwomensaid.org.uk or CWA Volunteering, 16 Moira Terrace, Cardiff CF24 0EJ. Thank you!

 

Future Volunteering Opportunities

To register your interest in any of our future volunteering opportunities, please use the Contact Us form or email volunteers@cardiffwomensaid.org.uk.

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.

The Girls’ Centre

Similar to our groups for survivors, over the next year we are hoping to develop 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.

These are just some examples and we are always open to the skills and passions of our volunteers!

Social Media Volunteer

We provide volunteer opportunities 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, including the pages for our new podcast. It will also include creating visuals, infographics, leaflets and posters to support awareness-raising.

*Our team is currently full, but please feel free to register your interest for future opportunities.*

Social Media Volunteer Role Description

One-off opportunities

If you have skills, experience, or interests that we haven't mentioned, but you still want to get involved, please do get in touch. We often bring in volunteers to support the Women's Library, refurbishments in the Women's Centre and other projects. We're also open to involving volunteers in event organisation, meeting and greeting, writing blogs or articles for our website, being interviewed on our podcast - and many more opportunities. If you have a way in which you would like to get involved, we're always happy to talk it through.

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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