“When I first came to SRSB as a client, I also learned about volunteering and fund raising and their importance to SRSB. An Eye Health Awareness week was my first experience of fundraising and approaching the public. I was paired with a very experienced SRSB volunteer Eric, and !earned much from him, and since then from other volunteers, and a!so from members of the public. Instances that come to mind are; appreciation of care at SRSB's Cairn Home by the son of a resident, teenagers looking through simulated sight condition glasses to get an idea of a grandparent's vision loss, and interest in practical household gadgets for people with vision loss, plus making the public aware of the extent of SRSB's work open to everyone with vision loss, not restricted to people registered blind.
I was interested in the plans for a Mobile Information Unit and have started to volunteer there. I have been at several events to publicise the work of SRSB. Being a volunteer is both rewarding and enjoyable. I like the contact with other volunteers and feel supported and appreciated by SRSB's Fundraising and Community Engagement staff."