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Volunteers program

Last Thursday we’ve had a visit form one of University volunteer, who talked about the opportunities available for students around the campus as part of SU volunteers program . She explained how to register, how to apply for each role and how important is to give our spare time. As well as helping others, volunteers job has a lot of benefits too. For example to gain experience, to learn new skills, to develop contacts and network within creative community, to build our confidence, as well as improve our listening skills, problem solving, developing social skills, working as part of the team or as leadership of the organisation…all to build our CVs, which will be very useful when we graduate and start to look for a job.

Fortunately, I am aware of volunteers opportunities as I am already volunteered for The Hepworth Wakefield. I’ve had an induction day last Wednesday and yesterday, I’ve had my first shift as the gallery host. I must say I enjoyed it. I love The Hepworth for its kind and helpful people, for the beautiful view surrounding the gallery and of course the variety of amazing art. I meet some interesting people, everyone made me feel welcome and was happy to help if I had any question. I am very grateful for the opportunity to became part of this amazing place and I am definitely looking forward to my next shift, but firstly I will have a training about the new exhibition – Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things. I am looking forward to the training, as being part of the visitors experience team, I need to be prepared for the questions asked by gallery visitors. As stated everyone made me feel welcome and my job is to be helpful and to make visitors feel welcome. I am very thankful to be part of this amazing place. It feels as a dream job for me, as I love talking to people especially about the art. If you ask my boyfriend, he would perhaps say that I talked too much, but luckily this job allows me to be chatty.

On Friday the 15th of February, 7-10 pm is the opening party of Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things.

Free entry, pop-up bars, Resident DJ Andy Hickford… Its going to be amazing evening, so make sure you join us!

Find out more at:

hepworthwakefield.org/opening-party

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