After a helping out at a couple of fundraising bucket collections, student Eva Clarkson turned her hand to supporting the charity with other activities ranging from desktop research, assisting at a Ladies Lunch, Comedy Night and recruiting volunteers at student events.
“My volunteering really helped when I was looking for a part-time job as I was able to highlight my experiences of dealing with people and handling cash.”
Eva also started volunteering for the charity’s Hear to Help service which supports her gran by cleaning and re-tubing her NHS hearing aids.
“At the moment, I am involved with administration side of Hear to Help, which I enjoy, but, going forward, I want to learn how to do hearing aid maintenance.
“It’s nice to see people coming in to the drop-ins, get their hearing aid sorted and have a chat. I really like that aspect of it!”
Eva says volunteering is easy to balance around her studies and part-time job.
“I work two days a week and I’m in university several hours a day so my volunteering can be worked around it. There is a lot of flexibility so I might do something one month and not do it the next.
“I recently took part at an event at my university encouraging students to volunteer with Action on Hearing Loss Scotland and the response was brilliant.
“If you’re a student and have a couple of hours to spare every month, the charity will give you a chance to try out different types of volunteering and find something that suits you.”