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Volunteering on the Advice Line

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To celebrate National Volunteers Week, we’re talking to some u3a members who share their skills within the u3a movement. Jane from Arnold u3a volunteers with the u3a Advice Line and was the first to share her experience.

I cannot exactly recall how I became a Trust Volunteer. In the first instance, I was asked to become involved in something in my own Network, then in the Region. The roles I have covered in the u3a movement culminated in me becoming a Regional Trustee so I decided the best way to use all the knowledge I have gained would be to become a Trust Volunteer.

Currently, I volunteer with the u3a Office Advice Line, which means I have the opportunity to chat with members and help them resolve their u3a problems. I find this very rewarding, both for me personally and as a way of working with the Office. Another way in which I volunteer is being part of the Training Team, involved in presenting the on-line workshops which have been planned to help u3as.

One of the Principles of the u3a Movement includes the words “by the members, for the members”. Don’t just think about it – go for it and volunteer. Your u3a needs you, your Network needs you, your region/network needs you and the Third Age Trust needs you.

If you would like to get involved with volunteering at u3a, get in touch with us at info@u3a.org.uk