Volunteering is at the heart of every u3a. At CEDu3a we couldn’t exist without our volunteers who help make it all happen.
  In normal times, specific volunteering opportunities are announced at the start of the Monthly meetings (this has not of course been possible because of the restrictions placed upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic) and in our monthly bulletins.
  During the pandemic, the Executive Committee, administrators and many group Conveners (all volunteers!) are still active in their roles, and as restrictions ease later 2021, are planning for the future.

Volunteering opportunities from October 2021

The following opportunities are now open to members in preparation for when we return to having Monthly Meetings in the Union Church.
Monthly Meetings Organiser (previously Brenda Dardelin, who is now concentrating on the Beacon database)
The Monthly Meetings organiser arranges the hall bookings and checks that all the volunteers with specific roles (e.g. refreshment organiser, audio visual equipment) will attend the meeting.
See the full Role Description here. If you wish to investigate this opportunity further, please contact the volunteer co-ordinators Jenny or Beatrice at volunteers@cedu3a.org.uk. Brenda will be on hand to explain the role in detail and answer any queries.
Light Refreshments Organiser (previously Liz London, who has taken over Events Catering)
The Light Refreshments Organiser heads a group of volunteers who organise supplies and prepare, serve, and clear away tea, coffee, etc, mainly to people attending the monthly meetings in the Union Church. Liz will talk you through the Role Description and pass on a list of volunteers who have helped in the past.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact the volunteer co-ordinators Beatrice or Jenny at volunteers@cedu3a.org.uk

Regular events

We need volunteers to assist our existing teams, and the Executive Committee, in planning our regular events, such as Open Day, recruitment events, online talks, quizzes, dances and parties. If you are interested, please contact the volunteer team (Beatrice and Jenny) by emailing volunteers@cedu3a.org.uk. We can discuss the type of role that interests you, whether it’s booking venues, catering, attending the car park, designing notices, communications … We can also talk about the amount of time you would like to commit.
Volunteers will work closely with each other and be supported by members of the Executive Committee in the planning and delivery of the events, and with existing teams responsible for interest groups, communications and recruitment, catering and so forth. Each event will have a budget to cover all agreed costs.

New groups

New groups are still being formed – if you would like to set up a Group, our New Groups organiser is on hand to provide practical advice and support. Please email groups@cedu3a.org.uk with details of your proposal.


If you would like to help in any of the volunteer opportunities or help in any other way, please contact Jenny or Beatrice at volunteers@cedu3a.org.uk. Alternatively, complete the form below:



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    ▷ Meet our volunteers