U3A Melbourne City has no paid staff. It functions solely through the efforts and contributions of our members, who give generously to our organisation as volunteers, both in running our activities or managing day-to-day running.

Becoming a volunteer

We are always eager to hear from members willing to volunteer in any of the following areas:

  • Accommodation Working Group – sources potential venues within Melbourne City for classes, forums, events and meetings.
  • Activities/Events Manager – sources speakers for forums and lectures, organises events and develops social programs for our members.
  • Social Coordinator – responsible for catering for events and functions.
  • Committee – the overall body responsible for running U3A Melbourne City.
  • Course Coordination Team – interviews and engages new tutors, plans course programs, updates the Tutors Handbook, creates course guides, makes reservations for class venues and conducts student feedback surveys.
  • E-Bulletin – produces the fortnightly e-bulletins.
  • Finance Team – responsible for all the financial accounts and records and writing grant applications.
  • IT Support Group – maintains IT systems including printers and hardware, provides advice and guidance on the use of IT hardware and software and guides tutors and volunteers in the use of online technology.
  • Marketing/Public Relations – develops and implements marketing campaigns to boost membership.
  • Office Management – responsible for administrative management, planning and logistics.
  • Office Volunteers – manage memberships, enrolments, class waiting lists, social program bookings, member payments and reconcile daily financial takings (time commitment: one day a fortnight).
  • Social Media – maintains the U3A Melbourne City Social Media pages.
  • Website Development/Administration Team – designs, develops and maintains the website.

To express interest in becoming a volunteer in any of these areas, please complete a volunteer application online.

If you are interested in becoming a tutor or Let’s Do leader, visit the Become a Tutor/Activity Leader page.

Becoming a Registered Volunteer

To become a Registered Volunteer, you must be:

  • a financial member of U3A Melbourne City,
  • assigned a role within the U3A Melbourne City Team by a Team Leader/Tutor/Committee member.

Volunteer registration to the MyU3A System

We formally register our volunteers on our MyU3A Portal to:

  • ensure that they are covered by our Victorian Managed Insurance Agency (VMIA) insurance cover,
  • comply with the Volunteering Victoria rules,
  • comply with legislation requirements, including Victoria’s privacy-related acts and public safety regulations,
  • comply with the U3A Melbourne City’s Code of Conduct.