Why volunteer with us?

Volunteers play a crucial role in the support we provide to women who experience violence and abuse. This is especially true when women are trying to rebuild their lives and develop or redevelop self-confidence, esteem, friendships and community.

We aim to offer a wide range of accessible volunteering roles to reflect the skills and diversity of the population we exist to serve. We are particularly keen to recruit volunteers with lived experience and will prioritise applications with lived experience and those from underrepresented demographics. As with our paid roles, we have opportunities on the front line and behind the scenes. The roles we have available are listed here, but we aim to be as flexible as we possibly can be with volunteering - if you have a particular idea for something you’d like to do with us, please get in touch!

Many of our volunteers say that volunteering gives them a chance to give back to their community and support survivors in their journey, as they were supported themselves.

“Thank you for helping me try to put myself back together. I am determined to be a champion and turn my experience into something positive.”

''Volunteering was a huge part of my recovery, it's a long process, I want to help other women identify that they are in that position (of needing to leave an abusive relationship)"

The application process


Download our volunteering booklet to find out more details.


Investing in Volunteers


We are Investing in Volunteers accredited, meaning we follow the UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management.

Check out our volunteering strategy to find out more about our approach.

All volunteers receive full induction and violence against women awareness training. Download our volunteering booklet to find out more details.

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Volunteer recruitment is on hold until April 2022.

If you would like to be considered for volunteering when we reopen applications, please complete the form below.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions or want to get in touch, fill in the form opposite or email us at volunteers@cardiffwomensaid.org.uk.

See current volunteer roles