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Volunteering


Like all U3As, we exist solely through the volunteering effort of our members. You can read about some of them in Volunteering Voices, a collection of personal stories.
 
There are many ways in which you can volunteer and we are always looking for new members willing to get involved.
 
One way is tutoring or running a special-interest group. Many tutors are members who have practised or taught their subject professionally for some years before retirement. Others are enthusiasts who are keen to share knowledge of their favourite hobby, pastime, or intellectual pursuit.
 
Other volunteers are engaged in organising and staffing the office – answering enquiries, joining up new members, helping people enrol in classes or book for outings and events, keeping the database up to date, and handling mail-outs.
 
Financial, legal and policy matters are dealt with by a committee of management elected annually. The committee meets monthly. Various committee members also take on responsibilities such as coordinating courses and tutors, booking classrooms, running the office, organising social activities, and producing the newsletter.
 
Volunteer opportunities exist in the following broad categories:
  • Management and administration
  • Office duty
  • Volunteer management
  • Database management
  • Public relations
                      
  • Social/functions
  • Tutoring/Group Leader
  • Course Coordination
  • Course administration
  • Course documentation
     
  • Enrolments
  • Website
  • Equipment
  • Archives project
  • IT equipment
  • Office supplies
 Register your interest to volunteer here by filling out our online form or you can download the volunteer form below.
 
Other information including working in the U3A office and position description information is also available below.

 

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2015 Volunteer Form.pdf243.41 KB
Office Volunteer Position Description.pdf72.89 KB
Working in the U3A office.pdf95.34 KB