Volunteering is the key to the success of all U3As in offering lifelong learning to senior members of the community.
U3A groups are run entirely by volunteers in every facet of their organisation. We have NO PAID employees. It is an expectation that members will contribute in some way to the running of the organisation.
Volunteering is an opportunity for you to learn more about Hastings U3A, become a contributor to the organisation, meet interesting members and support your committee. Your assistance is appreciated.
If you would like to become a volunteer, please download and complete the following form: [Download Volunteer Form – PDF]
The following is a brief description of the areas requiring assistance:
Committee of Management: These are elected positions at the Annual General Meeting. Required to meet monthly for approximately 2.5 hours. Each committee member has a responsibility for a particular area. Committee members may also lead a sub committee meeting on a regular basis, depending on the event. The committee is also required to assist with events and functions.
Tutors and Leaders: This involves 1–3 hours per class, plus preparation. Tutors and Leaders are also invited to the annual Tutors and Leaders Luncheon.
Office Duty: Assist with all levels of office duty which include: attend to the telephone calls, man the office, attend to the reception desk enquiries, photocopying, assisting committee members with administrative tasks, provide information to members and prospective members, taking and receipting payments. From time to time there may also be light cleaning duties.
Library/Archive Assistants: Assist the librarian with sorting books. Assist in the updating of our historical records, photographs and newspaper clippings.
Catering Assistants: To work with and assist the catering manager where necessary. Duties include setting up, preparation of platters, serving and light cleaning duties. We conduct a number of events throughout the year.
Sub Committees: Attend regular sub committee meetings to provide support and assistance to the management committee. Some sub committees may meet each month but may meet more frequently around an event.
Garden Maintenance: Participate on a roster system. Involves mowing, whipper snipping, some weeding.
Maintenance: From time to time there are numerous small tasks to be attended to: replacing a light globe, small repairs to furniture, etc.
Function/Events Setup: General help and support for events eg. luncheons, AGM.
Publicity: Assist the publicity coordinator to follow up information for the newsletter, newspaper, man membership table and deliver pamphlets to other community venues throughout the community.