Five minutes with admin volunteer, Shannon

Shannon wearing a red hoody and sunglasses

What does your role as an admin volunteer involve?
I work on the database and contact Deafblind UK members through text and email, to see how they are.

Why did you choose to become an admin volunteer?
I wanted to learn about admin roles and tasks and understand about the office environment.

Why Deafblind UK?
It is close to home, accessible and they understand deafblindness – as I am deafblind myself.

What’s the best thing about volunteering for Deafblind UK?
Getting to know people and feeling that I have helped people.

What’s the worst thing about it?
Can’t think of anything!

What do you get up to outside of work?
I go to college. I enjoy baking and archery and I like to crochet.

What makes your happy?
Helping people and spending time with family.

What annoys you?
When people don’t understand about deafblindness.

What do you want for Christmas?
A dog!

Which three famous people would you invite to a dinner party?
The bailiffs from ‘Can’t pay we’ll take it away!’

Sum yourself up in three words
Resourceful, resilient and kind


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