We were delighted to welcome Abi Bell from HEY! Volunteering to Hull College this week to speak to our Performing Arts, Production Arts, Dance, Music, Media, Art & Design and Travel & Tourism students.
Volunteer Programme Manager Abi explained more about the exciting volunteering/work experience opportunities available in the city through HEY! Volunteering and the benefits of doing so by joining Hull’s big blue family.
“It was fantastic to come in and speak directly to students at the college,” she said after the event.
“Volunteering opens up a lot of new and exciting opportunities, and will give students at the college access to events and organisations that they probably wouldn’t have access to.
“It will provide them with the chance to network, gain valuable insights and make connections with people and businesses that might help them in their future careers. It’s also a good way to support the city of Hull and - on top of that - it’s great fun as well!”
Volunteering is a great way of giving back to your local community. At the same time, it also provides fantastic opportunities to gain new skills, knowledge, experience, and connections, which could enhance your existing career or help shape a completely new one.
What HEY! Volunteering do!
HEY! Volunteer provide volunteers with high quality opportunities to support the city and region they love. They support organisations, venues, and projects mainly in arts, culture, heritage across Hull and East Yorkshire with skilled and experienced trained volunteers. They invest in volunteers, giving them the skills and conﬁdence to get out there into their communities and share their infectious positivity and enthusiasm. They improve access and bridge the gap between arts, culture and heritage and hard to reach communities in our region.
What’s your role as a HEY! Volunteer?
You represent all that is fantastic about Hull and East Yorkshire. You are proud ambassadors, making meaningful connections with people and their places, boosting pride in our region. You are the friendly faces, the knowledgeable voices and the enthusiastic welcome. Quite simply, you add a special kind of magic to everything you get involved in.
Places and people HEY! Volunteer support...
HEY! Volunteers support some really exciting venues, organisations and events in Hull & East Yorkshire with an arts, culture and heritage focus. Volunteers supporting a whole range of different activities, from pop-up art events and installations, outdoor festivals, mass participation, performing opportunities, community art projects and much more.
Here are just some of the places that HEY! Volunteering supports…
Humber Street Gallery
Ferens Art Gallery
The Big Malarkey Children’s Literature Festival
Heritage Open Days
Streetlife Museum family events
Humber Street Sesh
Hull 10K and half marathon
Beverley Treasure House
Absolutely Cultured events