Ollie’s story: “My name is Ollie, and I am currently a student at Weymouth College studying Business Studies.
“To me, Safewise is an extremely important organisation that gives back to the community. The organisation cares about all ages, such as educating the future generations about topics that they may not necessarily learn at school, and soon there will be a course available for parents and carers which will include tips on how to look after young children.
“I remember going to Safewise in Bournemouth with my first school, and for me it was such an amazing experience because while being educational I also found it fun. When I saw that there was an opportunity to volunteer at Safewise I could not turn it down as I wanted to give back to an organisation that clearly does so much for the community. I also remember the volunteers being so kind and friendly, and as I have gotten older I realised that it is something I would love to do on top of just studying and having a part time job.
“Volunteering for Safewise is also useful for me personally because, in addition to it being a great thing to include on your CV, where I am a marketing volunteer it gives me some vital work experience which is closely related to my course at college, therefore making it easier to get a job in the business sector in the future.”