I’m already a member of U3A Kingston and I would like to volunteer as well?
U3A Kingston is run completely by volunteers. Without them our organisation could not exist.
What roles are there for volunteers?
Almost anything that you can think of. You might like to spend a couple of hours manning the desk in the office, or helping with the quarterly mail out of the newsletter. Perhaps you would like to join our committee and assist in the management of our organisation.
Maybe you could manage our network, website or Facebook page.
If you are handy with a screw driver, you could help out with maintenance.
How much of my time would it take?
How much time are you prepared to spend?
We have volunteers who spend a couple of hours a week or fortnight, others who spend some time almost every day. Some are on call only at certain times. It all depends on the time you have available.
What about when I travel?
The thing about being a volunteer is that you say when you are available. Many of our volunteers travel or take time for grandparent duty. You call the shots!
To volunteer please contact our Office manager - email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 9580 8328 or call in to the office to discuss.
Why should I consider becoming a tutor?
Without tutors there would be no U3A. All of our tutors volunteer their skills and time. If you have a skill or passion that you would like to share please consider offering a class.
Do I need any qualifications to be a tutor?
For the vast majority of classes, there are no qualifications required. Some exercise classes and classes such as Tai Chi and Yoga require qualifications, but otherwise all you need is a willingness to share your interests and passions with others.
Do I have any administrative responsibilities?
All enrolments are handled by our on-line administration system. You will be given a class list and asked to appoint class monitors to check off the roll and make sure that the room is left in a tidy state at the end of each class.
From time to time you will be asked to pass on information to members of your class.
A tutors’ meeting is usually held annually. This is an opportunity to discuss issues with other tutors, the Course coordinator and committee.
What should I do if I would like to offer a course?
Think about some of these issues:
the class that you would like to offer – the title and content
the maximum and minimum number of students
your preferred time/s
the length of the course (a short course or full year)
any equipment or special facilities that you might need