After volunteering in the eye clinic over the pass to semester I have come to thoroughly enjoy both the staff and the patient interactions I am able to make. Today, for example, I was able to have some nice deep conversations with patients and also liven up the very busy mid-day rush of the clinic.
My first few shifts with the eye clinic went overall very well. Of course, with my very first shift there was a bit of an adjustment period but overall the staff was very welcoming in getting to know me and making sure I understood where to get everything I needed to volunteer effectively. Being able to interact with patients has also gone well so far and been very insightful.