Sense

  • Goodbye Sense!

    Today was the last day of my placement with Sense. I cant begin to say how grateful I am to Sense for having me this past year, nor express how much I have learnt! I am leaving with a deeper...

  • 20.05.2014

    Almost all my time during the past few weeks has been delegated to the Volunteer team, where I have helped create and disseminate a Volunteer Satisfaction Survey for Sense volunteers to rate their volunteering experience, as well as note down...

  • 14.03.2014

    Among various forms you will have to fill out during placement year to track your progress, it is also a key component that you complete a placement poster showing others what your company or organisation do, as well as your...

  • 04.02.2014

    Today I was asked by the Volunteer team at Sense to simplify the recruitment process for Cafe 55 volunteers, among other roles within Sense. This included me making changes to role descriptions to include all traits which Sense looks for...

  • 29.01.2014

    Today I started a project surrounding Usher syndrome. Usher syndrome is  a genetic or inherited condition that affects hearing, vision and balance. Sense notes the way in which people with Usher can achieve a great deal with the right support....

  • 20.01.2014

    Today I was working on perfecting information for the Sense website including the impacts of Sense volunteers, a young adults with CHARGE adventure weekend and a young campaigners weekend. Though it is a slightly daunting thought that the public, deafblind people and...

  • 17.01.2014

    Today I rang the activists who weren't able to return their reviewed information back via E-mail. Due to the nature of Sense's work many deafblind people are also activists and campaigners. These people may experience additional health problems which limit...

  • 07.01.2014

    Today I was instructed to interview another volunteer for Sense. There are tons of different and diverse volunteering opportunities across the organisation and it was really interesting to hear from a volunteer caseworker from the legal team. Sense does a...

  • 06.01.2014

    Today was my first day back at placement after Christmas! Back to early starts and London town. The morning started with rail disruptions from as early as eight o’clock so I was about an hour late for work all in...

  • 19.12.2013

    Today was the office Christmas party day! We started with desk decorating which was meant to be inkeeping with the theme of Christmas carols. The knowledge team did snowflakes with Christmas carols in different languages hanging down from them, with...