Why Volunteer?

I’m already a member of Glen Eira U3A, why should I volunteer as well?

Glen Eira U3A is run by volunteers. Our tutors, reception and office staff and our committee are all volunteers. Without them, there would be no Glen Eira U3A.

What roles are there for volunteers?

Almost anything that you can think of. You might like to spend a couple of hours each week or fortnight to help with our reception or office area, help with our website or social media, assist with special events or projects or assist with maintenance of our building and gardens. You may have other skills that you wish to offer.

Perhaps you would like to join our committee and assist in the management of our U3A.

How much of my time would it take?

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. Some volunteers are able to do most of the work from home. It all depends on the role that you choose to take and the time you have available.

Some examples:

  • Committee member
  • Gardening
  • Social media, website, newsletter or publicity
  • Membership Services (familiarity with computers is an asset; other training will be provided)
  • Special events or projects
  • Functions and catering
  • Maintenance

As a committee member, it would be expected that you would attend a 3 hour monthly meeting plus other responsibilities that take varying amounts of time.

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 other commitments. You call the shots!

What should I do if I would like to volunteer?

Please think about the area in which you would like to volunteer. It could be one of the areas mentioned or you might have other skills to share.

To discuss further please contact our Reception area – email enquiries@gleneirau3a.org.au or phone (03) 9572 0571. If the Office is unattended, leave a message and we will contact you.

You can find out more about becoming a Tutor here.

Raised Hands

Everyone has something to offer at Glen Eira U3A.