About Volunteering

Why Volunteer?

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

U3A Mornington is run completely by volunteers, such as our tutors, office staff, committee, catering team, maintenance team etc. Our volunteers are the backbone of U3A. Without them there would not be a 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 manning the desk in the office, helping with the with the Membership Database or Accounts. You might prefer to help our Catering team, Maintenance, Website or Social media, Publicity and Communication, Intergenerational Program or assist with events or special projects. 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 organisation.

How much of my time would it take?

How much time are you prepared to spend? 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:

Office volunteer – average of 2 hours per week

Catering team – baking/cooking and serving at several functions throughout the year

Committee member – 3 hour monthly meeting plus other responsibilities that consume varying amounts of time. Click here for more information

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 grandparent duty. 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 Volunteer Coordinator – email or phone 5975 9773. Our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you.

You can find out more about becoming a Tutor here.

You can find out more about our Committee here.