Volunteer of the Month: Jolian Solomon
Your Role: I volunteer with Sailability and the Learn to Sail Program at TCB Yacht Club. Sailability takes place each Friday during school term time.
My main work with Sailability is as a skipper, helping disabled adults and children to sail in the specially designed access dinghies.
I began learning to sail in 1998 when I first came to TCB. In 2014 along with five other people from TCB I did a Yachting Queensland dinghy sailing instructors course.
Regular sailing courses are being held at TCB Yacht Club for both young people and adults.
Other jobs: I am an artist with a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art and have been a regular exhibitor at Gympie Regional Gallery. I have worked in picture conservation, as a market gardener and a high school art teacher.
Your hobbies: Love music, mostly classical. Play the flute.
Favourite film: “Some Like it Hot”
Favourite book: I love the writing of Jane Austen.
Why would you encourage others to come on board? Being a volunteer is incredibly rewarding helping disabled people have some independence on the water and introducing young people and adults to the delights of sailing.
Sailability has many volunteers who don’t sail but help in different ways.