Skills for life : Be part of it
Our vision is to more than double our visitor numbers within three years. We will deliver a consistently high quality and effective educational visit to an expanded range of target visitors. We will cover health, wellbeing and other key life skills, as well as safety.
We currently deliver interactive sessions to around 11,000 visitors at centres in Bournemouth and Weymouth, with a third centre opening in 2020 in Swindon, Wiltshire.
We currently deliver interactive sessions to around
visitors at centres in Bournemouth and Weymouth, with a third centre opening in 2019 in Swindon, Wiltshire.
Become a SafeWise partner organisation and get far more back in return with wide promotion and opportunities across the region . An incredibly rewarding partnership for forward thinking, socially responsible companies. Find out more about our partnership opportunities can benefit your business.
Sometimes, it’s easier, and just as helpful, to provide the charity with help in kind. For instance, construction, marketing or shop fitting. See more examples below to get your creative ideas flowing.
SafeWise programmes can help your organisation deliver the specific aims and objectives, such as helping people to eat better, take more exercise and be more physically and mentally healthy.
SafeWise programmes support core funders such as councils, police, fire and rescue to deliver their corporate aims and objectives. There may be a way SafeWise can help your organisation too.
Become a SafeWise partner and benefit from wide promotion and opportunities across the region. This is an incredibly rewarding opportunity for forward thinking, socially responsible companies with benefits including:
- Positive, value for money PR
- Exposure within centres to a wide range of audiences
- Meet Corporate Social Responsibility requirements
- Volunteering, staff development and team building opportunities
- Use our centres and facilities at a discount or as part of a package
- Build your presence and awareness across the region with a high profile charity
We offer four levels of sponsorship package depending on the level of support your company wishes to provide to SafeWise.
Sometimes, it’s easier, and just as helpful, to provide the charity with help in kind. These are just examples to get your creative ideas owing. Have a better idea? Get in touch!
Construction: Fancy building us a new safety house, developing a beach/water safety area, fitting out a pub or shop, or installing a bus stop? These are just a few of the ideas we have to update and develop scenarios in both Bournemouth and Weymouth!
Creating a welcome space for volunteers: We want to remodel our space to create a bigger and more welcoming space for our volunteers.
Marketing: could you do some design and print work for us? Design new signage and/or branding?
Car: We want to source a couple of 7 seater cars for both our current centres, to teach visitors about in-car safety in a practical way. Can you help? (They don’t need to be brand new, in fact a used car is more realistic).
Pub, cafe, bank or shop fitting company? We want realistic scenarios in our streetscapes, so if this is you, get in touch for a chat!
Goodie Bags: could you provide relevant information or safety/health materials for one of our programmes?
Could your team volunteer their time at SafeWise? This can provide rewarding team-building opportunities, professional development, and brilliant promotional opportunities for your business. It’s not just about doing a decorating or gardening project for us (although we’d like that too!): the professional skills of your team can be harnessed too.
The biggest function of our volunteering team requires regular attendance for tours throughout the year, in order to stay up to date. But there are plenty of other roles which might fit the bill for companies encouraging employees to give perhaps a day or two a year.
The following list is far from exhaustive. Whatever the expertise of your team, we can usually find a volunteer experience that your team will find rewarding.
Marketing: Could you support with professional brochure design, social media promotion, website development or tele- marketing to build our visitor numbers?
Event management: Could you provide management and PR for a VIP, volunteer recruitment, or teachers’ event?
Volunteer recruitment and management: does your organisation have expertise in this area? Could you help us to recruit new volunteers and develop programmes to train, coach, retain and reward them?
Get your overalls on! Your team could spend a team day decorating our safety house, or helping to fit out a new scenario!
In the first instance, contact our Partnerships Manager, Diana Newbury, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an initial chat. We can arrange for you and your team to visit one of our centres and meet our Chief Executive, Rob Hattersley, and our local teams.
We would be keen to arrange short presentations at your premises if you would like senior managers or others to find out more about the charity and the available options.
We hope to hear from you soon, and invite you and your organisation to join us in developing Skills For Life across our communities.