Terrie has volunteered previously for Coventry’s Winter Night Shelter for the homeless, which she thoroughly enjoyed. When the opportunity to volunteer as a City Host for Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture came up, she put herself forward to show off her city and provide a friendly welcome to those visiting. Here, Terrie shares her experience so far and encourages others to get involved.
What inspired you to sign up to be a City Host?
To be part of the City of Culture and show how fabulous our city is! I'm proud to call Coventry my hometown – the city where I was born.
What have you gained from your experience as a City Host so far?
I have gained so many friendships – we are truly like one huge family of City Hosts. I have also learnt so much about our city.
What would you say to anyone thinking about becoming a City Host?
Do it! Come and join our amazing family in blue! You will not regret the decision.