James is a Plymouth University student who has kindly commited some of his free time to supporting the charity. He shares his experiences with us this Student Volunteering Week in a 2-minute chat.
How did you hear about DAAT?
I read about Devon Air Ambulance in the Plymouth University Volunteering Newsletter, which is full of great opportunities for young people and those who are studying.
What inspired you to volunteer for Devon Air Ambulance?
I've always wanted to become a little more charitable and to build my confident as I approach my 20s, and volunteering is a great way to achieve these aims.
What were you studying at the time of volunteering for DAAT?
Right now I'm studying Civil Engineering at Plymouth University.
What are your future aspirations?
I'm really keen to design a structure on the Tana River in Kenya to control seasonal flooding.
What do you think are the main benefits of volunteering for DAAT?
Volunteering allows you to meet all sorts of new people and to help those who find themselves in difficulty by lending your time and energy to an organisation.
And do you think DAAT helped you to get closer to your goals?
Yes, definitely. It has been a rewarding experience so far.
What advice would you give to any students thinking about volunteering?
Just do it!
So there we have it - endorsement from a future engineer! Would you like to get involved as a volunteer in one of our shops? We depend upon the incredible help of our supporters who work hard to serve Devon's communities. Find out more about getting involved or contact us with your questions - we'd love to hear from you.