Hear it from Charities about Student Volunteers


Read what charities have to say about fantastic BU Student Volunteers.


Pamela Odurukwe

MSc Digital Health

Data analysis

Pamela is a ray of sunshine in our team, she works diligently, with determination to deliver great results and showcase the huge impact we have helping local families to flourish during the first 1001 days.


Chee (Nicole) Yan Ru


Support wellbeing courses

The Shine Project wants to say a big thank you to Nicole has been an amazing support, working alongside Shine staff to support young people’s mental health in Poole Schools.

The Shine Project

James Sharratt

Media Studies

Surf Mentor

James joined the Wave Project in Autumn 2023 and his infectious enthusiasm and drive has been incredible. Working directly with our young people in the water, James has made a noticeable difference in their confidence levels, as well as working behind the scenes releasing a podcast discussing mental health, the Wave Project and surfing. We are very grateful for all of Jame’s hard work!

The Wave Project

Obiora Okolo

MSc Psychology

Workshop Volunteer

Obi stepped in at short notice to support our ‘Building Self-Belief’ workshop at Bournemouth and Poole College. This was a baptism of fire as we had over 30 young people to manage but Obi handled the situation with calm and care. Thank you for your support Obi.

The Colour Works Foundation

Ecology and Wildlife Conservation Students

Ecology and Wildlife Conservation

Vegetation Monitoring

Fantastic support for the Dorset Peat Partnership vegetation monitoring provided by BU students at Canford Heath, last October.

Dorset Peat Partnership
hosted by Dorset Wildlife Trust


BSc (Hons) Nutrition

Catering Assistant

Anita was amazing she fitted in with our staff and trainees seamlessly. She used her skills to write a nutrition unit for our trainees to study and helped with guidance on healthy eating. A true superstar!!

The Crumbs Project

Thomas, Robyn, Olivia, Joy, Lucie, Ben and Hollie

English, Media Production, Msc. Marketing and UX, Marketing

PR, Website Design, Search Engine Optimisation, Product Design, Fundraising, Marketing

All of the volunteers and interns from BU have been brilliant. Cannot fault the hard work and dedication they have all put in. All of their work has greatly benefitted thee charities in many different ways.

Little Lives UK


Interior Architecture

Room Guide at Highcliffe Castle

Ethelinda brings energy and enthusiasm when welcoming our visitors to the Castle.

Highcliffe Castle


Occupational Therapy

Wellbeing Connector

Viki is an asset to our Wellbeing Collaborative team. She had great experience as a therapy assistant before moving to Bournemouth that she brought to her voluntary role. We are grateful she chose us as an organisation to volunteer with and want to say thank you for devoting her time to the people we support!

Wellbeing Collaborative


Media 3rd year


Will designed a social media strategy for our organisation to help boost our presence across different platforms and he also attended multiple events with us to raise awareness of who we are and what we do! We can’t thank Will enough.

Healthwatch Dorset


MSc International Hospitality and Tourism Management

Social Media Volunteer

It enables me to practice and improve my social media marketing skills as well as spreading the awareness that loneliness can be overcome by simply joining chat club like Chat Cafe Local. For Chat Cafe Local, the volunteering really helps the organisation to reach the goal which is fight loneliness by connecting people through a chat club.

Chat Cafe Local

Erin Pinnell

MA Scriptwriting

Workshop Leader

Erin has grown into a brilliant workshop leader. She possesses a wonderful ability to put everyone at ease and engage them in the workshop task. Her leadership results in life changing workshops for the young children we work with.

The Story Works