Volunteer profile – Valentin


  • I am currently in the second year of my course in business administration. At the University of Hull my courses are Marketing Communications, Management Accounting and Financial Economics. I am studying at the University of Hull for one semester. I chose to study abroad for one semester to improve my English, to gain new experiences and because I like England.
  • I found out about the opportunity to volunteer with Emmaus from an advertisement that was posted on the volunteering website of Hull University Union. I was interested in the organisation so I met with Helen who gave me some more information about Emmaus and current projects. I have mainly worked on three projects to support Emmaus in receiving more donated items that can be sold in the new shops will be opened later this year. Currently I am organising an exciting competition for schools in Hull and the East Riding with Kelly. Pupils will discuss homelessness and the schools will compete in collecting the most donations for Emmaus. I choose to volunteer with Emmaus because it gives me the opportunity to apply my marketing knowledge from University in a real world context and to contribute to a meaningful mission. I have learned that planning projects for charities is a demanding task but that creativity and enthusiasm will be rewarded.