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Our Volunteers


Wave would not be possible without our volunteer who donate there time and effort for free. 


All volunteers have enhanced DBS checked, and have undergone the necessary first aid, fire safety  and safeguarding training to provide a safe and secure environment.

If you would like to be a volunteer please contact us.

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Use Contact Us page

Any help or contribution you can make will be greatly appreciated.


Mel Rolfe 

I have been privileged to work with children and families on Hayling Island over the last 20 years and excited to continue this in my role as manager of the Wave Charity. I am based in the Wave building and look forward to meeting new young people and catching up with those I have meet previously in my different roles.

I have a Diploma in Early Years and Education, and have worked for 14 years as a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and Designated Safeguarding Lead. 

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Shannon Edwards

Pending Update


Sarah Maddox

Working with the Wave Charity has given me the opportunity to give something  back to society and support youngsters on Hayling Island. 


Sofiya Mayer

I started volunteering at WAVE a year ago, as it's a very worthy local cause and somewhere I'd have loved access to when I was a youngster.  

It's a fantastic space for young people, with so much for them to enjoy. It's great to see their confidence grow both socially and and practical skills.

I've met some lovely people, and and enjoyed a wide range of fun activities with the young people

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Pending Update


Issy Scott

Our children were 10 months and 2 yrs when we moved to Hayling Island in 1990. Over the years it was clear that there was no place for the young people to meet. From 2018 it had been a mission of mine to get a safe place. I have had lots adventures on the way with WAVE and finally securing a building was amazing, but could not have happened without the support of the trustees and Gary Davis from Community First. To see the young people enjoy the WAVE building is a joy, however the young people would not keep returning if it were not for WAVE’s volunteers. Their commitment to each week and the joy the volunteers have interacting with the young people is what makes WAVE a success

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Pending Update

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Lee Raggett

Pending Update


Maggie Connell

The Wave Charity has a real sense of purpose in help young people on Hayling and volunteering for them has given me the opportunity to make a difference.


Grant Connell

Helping with the refurbishment of the Wave building and volunteering to supervise at the sessions  has been very enjoyable and it is very rewarding to see the enjoyment that the youngsters get from the Wave Charity.

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Linda Johnson

Pending update

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Lisa Barnett

I volunteered to support WAVE originally as the Designated Safeguarding Lead. As the manager of a preschool I wanted to be able offer my knowledge, training, and experience both at work and home to support the young people and volunteers at WAVE.


Tara Michelle Bays

My name is Tara the reason I would like to volunteer for WAVE is I would love to help the young generation to stay out of trouble, I have a past background that started young for criminal behaviour and I would love to share with the young people my past to help if they feel they are heading that way,  If I can help one I’ve helped a lot 

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Pending Update


Chris Skerry

I get great satisfaction from helping people.  As a more mature  gentleman, I have gained a lot of experience of life, and feel I can pass this on to the younger people. 


Please see our list of trustees on the register of charities government site click here 

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