Pros: flexible hours
Cons: not great staffing
This experience opened up the opportunity to interact with so many new types of people.
In daily life, it is not often that I come into contact with elderly people, but volunteering at Age UK, Horsham honestly showed me that most older people are still young at heart and desire to have just as much fun as the rest of us, only in a slightly less excitable fashion.
The most fascinating person I met there was a lady with downs syndrome. As I have a brother with a more aggressive form of Autism called Asperger's Syndrome, I felt delighted to meet someone so kind and at ease with the world. I would have probably never spoken to an older downs syndrome sufferer had I not volunteered here. She was such a gentle, kind-hearted person, much alike other downs syndrome sufferers I have came into contact with!