Volunteer case study
Patrick and Susan moved to the UK in July 2022 and immediately set about immersing themselves in the local community. They found out about volunteering opportunities with Sensory Services by Sight for Surrey after attending the Working Together for Woking event.
Susan and Patrick are both Home Visitors for Sight for Surrey, and Patrick is also a Volunteer Driver.
Patrick said, “I get great satisfaction from being a Home Visitor, we help each other out, it is good for the heart, mind, body and soul. I can serve the community and do something meaningful. The amount of satisfaction I get from volunteering is once in a lifetime. It is not like going to a class, or a lesson, we do not want the hour to be up! My wife and I both have the time to give, so why not volunteer?”
Susan said, “we meet a nice lady, she is quite open-minded, and although we don’t speak perfect English, she is very patient. We talk and talk, all she wants is someone to listen to her, so we lend her our ears. I like helping people it makes me happy so I like volunteering as it helps me, and it helps others too, we both benefit.”