Volunteer with us

Volunteering is at the heart of every u3a. The Crouch End and District u3a could not function without the volunteers who help make it all happen. During the pandemic, the Executive Committee, administrators and many group conveners (all volunteers!) have remained active in their roles. When new volunteering opportunities occur, they will appear on this page. Our monthly bulletins announce any new opportunities, giving you a link to this page.

Volunteering opportunities

  Volunteer Development Organiser

The new role of ‘volunteer development organiser’ needs a person to work with the current volunteer co-ordinators (Beatrice and Jenny) to support our volunteers with regular communications and get-togethers, and help to attract new volunteers. They will produce and distribute an occasional volunteer newsletter, lead on identifying future volunteer needs across CEDu3a, and lead on organising volunteer events – training, feedback meetings, and parties. Also, regularly report back to the Executive Committee. Please contact the volunteer co-ordinators Beatrice or Jenny at volunteers@cedu3a.org.uk if you would like to know more about this new role.

  The following opportunities are now open to members in preparation for when we return to having Monthly Meetings in the Union Church from December 2021
  Monthly Meetings Organiser

The Monthly Meetings organiser arranges the hall bookings, and checks that all the volunteers with specific roles (eg. checkers on the door, refreshments servers) will be in place. A list of contacts will be handed to you by Brenda, who will be happy to explain how this has worked in the past, and then you can make this role your own. This role could be carried out by a pair of volunteers. If you are interested in this opportunity, or maybe one half of this role, (!) please contact the volunteer co-ordinators Beatrice or Jenny at volunteers@cedu3a.org.uk, who will be happy to answer any questions.

  Light Refreshments Organiser

 The Light Refreshments Organiser heads a group of volunteers who serve, and clear away tea, coffee, and biscuits at the monthly meetings in the Union Church. Liz London will be happy to describe how this has worked in the past, and she can pass on a list of past volunteers.  Then it’s over to you. A good way to meet people, especially if you have joined in the last couple of years.  Again, this role could be shared.vPlease contact the volunteer co-ordinators Beatrice or Jenny at volunteers@cedu3a.org.uk, to show an interest.

  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
  Volunteers work closely with each other and are supported by members of the Executive Committee in the planning and delivery of the events. Each event has a budget to cover all agreed costs
  Contact Beatrice or Jenny by emailing volunteers@cedu3a.org.uk if you are interested in the planning of events
  For individual events, nearer the time, we will announce in our bulletin the various opportunities for that event, whether it’s booking venues, attending the car park, helping with refreshments, designing notices, checking in
  The bulletin will direct you to this page, which will explain each role in more detail

  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 some of our volunteers