I feel like a mum. My vollies are like my little ones. A new vollie has put up their hand for the blind shift.

I’m still a bit anxious about it as they’ve never taken anyone out before. Thus have emailed one of the vollies to be their buddy.

This particular vollie did put their hand up for the shift but only reluctantly as they are still not confident enough to take blind people out.

So what did I do? I kind of asked her nicely if she’d be the new vollie’s buddy for that shift.

Hopefully it will build up her confidence in taking blind people out as I’ve noted that the shift will belong to the new vollie.

Sometimes they just need a bit of a nudge in the right direction.