The 11-17 February, 2019 is Student Volunteering Week, so we're celebrating the impact of our student volunteers who donate their time to support their community and the essential Air Ambulance service. We chat to Plymouth University student, Subi, about his experience of volunteering at our Plymouth shop.

What inspired you to volunteer for Devon Air Ambulance?

The main reason I volunteered for DAA is because I wanted to play a part in ensuring that the charity is able to maintain and expand its operational capability. A close family member of mine was airlifted to hospital following a road traffic accident when I was younger and it made me realise the importance of this service.

What are you studying at the moment?

I have just recently graduated! I studied Aerospace Systems Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire.

What are your future aspirations?

I want to learn how to skydive.

What are the main benefits of volunteering for DAA?

I would say the main benefit of volunteering for DAA is the breadth of volunteering opportunities available, there is definitively something for everyone! 

Do you think it's helped you get closer to future goals?

Yes I would definitely say so. Career-wise, it's a great addition to your CV and a good way of building up your work experience. 

What advice would you give to students thinking about volunteering?

I would say get stuck in! The great thing about volunteering is the flexibility, meaning you can still clock some volunteering hours even with a busy schedule.

Thanks, Subi!

It's been a pleasure to have you on board. Find out more about the kinds of roles available for volunteers and the benefits of volunteering.