It seems like yesterday I started my volunteering at Southport Police Station as time flies when you are enjoying yourself!
I started volunteering after I retired from my job as an Exams Coordinator for The English Speaking Board in March 2005. There was an advert in our local paper for volunteers at Southport Police Station so I applied in the September and started in January 2006.
I have learned so much from the Enquiry Officers over the years and now feel confident in dealing with the public and trying to help with the many different problems that come through the door. There are many people who come in with obvious mental health issues and I would like to think I am a sympathetic ear to people who just need to talk to someone.
I always try to be smiling and helpful to the public before referring them to an Enquiry Officer.
I also bake for the Enquiry Officers and my scones are renowned throughout the station.