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Our Volunteers stand as a human emblem of the success of Hull’s incredible year as the UK City of Culture 2017 and the iconic Volunteering Programme continues to grow as part of Absolutely Cultured’s story.

From giant dominoes to planting thousands of tulips, last year over 2,000 Volunteers continued to spread their magic across the city. Remaining a familiar face at cultural locations and events they also expanded into new areas – completing over 2,400 hours of volunteering every week.

There is no set story for becoming a Volunteer – everyone’s journey is different. You may be looking to meet new people, develop skills for your CV, or just want to try something different as part of your New Year’s resolutions. What we can guarantee is that you get to be part of something really incredible, something unique to Hull.


Volunteer Community Support and Crisis Response

We’re working with both Hull City Council and East Riding Council (through HEY Smile Foundation) to put together a co-ordinated plan for local assistance from our volunteers in the face of the current COVID-19 crisis:

“Hull Helpline”

Hull City Council have launched the “Hull Helpline” to support vulnerable residents impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. Residents can register their need for support through an online form on the council’s website hull.gov.uk or call the dedicated “Hull Helpline” number, 01482 300 307.

The helpline is for those that have no other means of support within the community and have essential needs that require extra support. The dedicated “Hull Helpline” telephone is available from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday and 10am – 1pm Saturday.

We at Absolutely Cultured will be supporting this project and our local communities via our existing volunteers who have the relevant training and experience to help residents who need it most. However, there may be a need to call upon people for extra support. This new cohort of volunteers will work alongside the existing Absolutely Cultured city-wide volunteers whilst needed during this pandemic.

If you are interested in offering additional volunteer support to this project, please register your details via the link below:

Proud of Hull, be proud to volunteer.

Meet our volunteers

Meet Margaret

Meet Margaret

Meet Joanne

Meet Joanne

Meet Gary

Meet Gary