Sean Mc Hugh is a second year student studying Astrophysics. He volunteers with the Civil Defence and Order of Malta on a regular basis. He has been involved with both organisations for a number of years. He is an expert at First Aid and has trained as an “Emergency First Responder”.
Sean attends local events while on duty. Every week events are different and varied. These include show-jumping, cross-country racing and football matches to name but a few. Sean said there are multiple positives to volunteering. He enjoys meeting new people at the various events and training programmes. He said “there is great satisfaction from helping people on what could be the worst day of their lives”. He added some days are more “challenging than others”. Sometimes he said “it’s hard to see what people do to each other and themselves”. He added that some situations can be difficult especially those that involve alcohol and drugs. They cause a lot of problems, especially at music festivals.