I find volunteering incredibly therapeutic. I've learnt new things, met new people and most importantly I get to be part of the future of the city.Margaret Solanke Volunteer
Margaret Solanke (48), is from North Hull. As well as taking part in volunteer shifts at Humber Street Gallery, The Pod, Hull Truck Theatre, Hull City Hall Box Office and Hull University, she has enjoyed participating in a number of the volunteer masterclasses.
She explained: “I decided to volunteer to be part of the story.
“The masterclasses have been very helpful and have kept me informed and updated, I’ve taken classes in safeguarding of children, last push to eradicate polio and lifeboat safety measures, to name but a few.
“I found the safeguarding of children masterclass really interesting because they are the future of this city and seeing to their safety guarantees a better tomorrow.
“Volunteering has given me so many different experiences, I’ve gained knowledge of people and places and have enjoyed meeting people and making them feel welcome.
“I’ve decided to stay on as a volunteer because it has been a remarkable experience and I find volunteering incredibly therapeutic. I’ve learnt new things, new people and most importantly I get to be part of the future of the city.”