We would not be able to deliver our services without our team of volunteers. They provide support at our Independence & Wellbeing Centre and Social & Activity Groups. Our volunteers help people with acquired brain injury to participate in life skills sessions, play games and help to facilitate peer-to-peer support.

All of our volunteers receive training and regular catch-ups with our staff team. We want to make volunteering a rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone.

We also welcome student volunteers. Headway Cardiff & South East Wales is a great place to gain work experience through volunteering.


We are currently looking for more volunteers to join our team across the week. If you have hours to spare regularly in your week please fill out an application.

Please note that we ask that volunteers can commit to a minimum of at least 12 sessions. 


If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out a volunteer Application Form and our Volunteer Coordinator will get in touch.

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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. Additionally, 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!”

Independence and Wellbeing Centre Manager

“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, Support Worker Volunteer