Volunteering

Every U3A depends on volunteers for tutors, administrative and other duties on a regular roster or casual basis. There are no paid positions at U3A Darebin Inc and this helps to keep our subscription fees low.

Volunteers are invaluable. Their generosity with their time, skills and energy allow our organisation to keep going, and to grow!

There is always a place for volunteers and your assistance will be appreciated by the committee and other members. Consider a role from the list below or suggest another.

To volunteer, please contact our office by email info@u3adarebin.com.au or phone 0492 817 478 to indicate your area(s) of interest. Include your name, membership number, email and/or phone number and a bit about yourself e.g. Occupational background, skills and Interests, days & times available.

Committee and Office Bearers

  • Our Committee of Management operates U3A Darebin Inc and includes office bearers (President, Secretary, Treasurer) with official responsibilities as well as other members with particular skills and experience. All positions are nominated for election each year at our Annual General Meeting; individuals may also be co-opted by the committee to fill vacancies at other times.

Tutors and Group Leaders

  • Do you have an area of special interest or knowledge which you are happy to share with others? ¬†Classes can be long or short term. For more information, go to the Tutors page.
    Class Representatives/Assistants provide general help to the tutor of their class e.g. assist with keeping class roles and passing on messages, setting up/clearing the room for the class (at some locations – unlock/lock doors or disarm/arm security alarm).

Office Volunteers

  • Be a friendly face or voice when people contact our office; liaise as necessary with members or appropriate committee member when required; assist with updating the members database; help to produce materials for events and tutors on request. This requires a pool of volunteers who are available on a regular rostered basis as well as some who assist on casual basis in case of illness and holidays.

Communications

  • Coordinate or assist with publishing of our website, newsletters, social media and/or other forms of promoting U3A Darebin to our members and community.

General

  • Coordinate or assist with social events or a special project, from 1-4¬† times a year