Why did you decide to volunteer with the Mersey Gateway Project?
I was interested in the new bridge and had recently retired, so I had the time to get involved as a volunteer.
What does your role involve?
I spend time at the visitor centre at the Catalyst Museum explaining about the project to visitors and showing exhibits, and the views from the observatory. I also help out with presentations to schools and other interested groups.
What do you like best about volunteering?
Meeting interested members of the public and the camaraderie with other volunteers I work with.
Have you learnt any new skills?
I’ve learnt a lot about bridge construction and local history.
What do you get out of volunteering on a personal level?
It is interesting and the company is good. It is an important part of the week and I look forward to it.
What would you say to other people who are thinking about volunteering with the project?
Give it a try. The training is good and there are plenty of experienced volunteers to help you. You also get to visit the construction site, which is very exciting.