Glen Eira U3A depends upon volunteers for everything and, in particular, members who are prepared to undertake courses or activities as volunteer tutors. Without volunteer tutors there would be no Glen Eira U3A.
If you are passionate about something, why not offer a course?
If you are unsure or want to trial a new course, email the Course Coordinator.
WHAT DO TUTORS OFFER?
Although we do not require or expect tutors to have an academic background, they mostly have an interest in a particular subject or an expertise in an area which may stimulate interest from our members. Our tutors are:
- Able to engage members with a special interest which could be a language, art, history, computers, games and exercise or current affairs.
- Members who have some experience in their area of personal interest and an ability to pass on their knowledge.
- Able to communicate ideas and have an interest in people.
- Passionate to share knowledge and in some cases learn from other members.
A formal qualification is not important; what is important is that you have an interest that you are prepared to share with others.
There are many ways to offer a course. The first step can be as easy as speaking to our Reception staff or the Course Coordinator.
You can be a tutor, a facilitator or a lead of a self-help group. You should think about these areas:
- Title and description of the course you would like to offer
- Number of attendees
- Preferred days and length of course
- Any pre-requisites for attendees
- Any equipment or special facilities
Course setup can allow the tutor the flexibility to offer a course or activity with varying duration, e.g. year long courses , short courses or Summer courses. They can be offered with varying frequency, e.g. weekly, fortnightly, monthly courses or one day sessions or excursions.
Most courses are held at our Glen Eira U3A campus. We also have access to Council-owned premises.
If you prefer to put your idea forward by email, it can be directed to our Course Coordinator.