Volunteering in Chepstow U3A

Unless otherwise stated, contact Derek Shottin01291 623986 for further details

Our U3A is run entirely by volunteers. The Committee and the Group Conveners are obvious examples but many others who do jobs that are crucial to the running of our U3A: the Beacon and Magazine teams are two examples but there are many more. As we grow in size there are other roles that we would like members to take on individually or as teams. These will not take up a lot of your time but would help us to make our U3A even better for the benefit of all of our members.

Social Events Team
We have several social events per year, including a Groups Quiz, a Wine Tasting evening, a Ceilidh, and a Whist Drive. Click on SOCIAL EVENTS for up to date details. We are looking for a team of two or three people to help the committee to coordinate these events and perhaps suggest ideas for more events

Finance Team
To help the Treasurer give a service to the Group Conveners when they require payments for halls speakers etc. You don't need any finance knowledge just to have common sense and knowledge of our easy to use on line Beacon Finance system (training provided)

Magazine Team
Fancy yourself as a ‘roving reporter’ or a budding photographer? We need more people to help to produce our magazine. Can you spare just a few hours each month. Don’t worry we won’t drop you in at the deep end! This really is a team effort. Call Nicky on 07515 511365 or email Magazine

Communications Coordinator
This involves using our Beacon System to send emails to all members on an 'as required' basis (typically about 2 to 3 per month) and monitoring the Chepstow U3A information email address ( and passing on these requests to the appropriate person. An easy role for someone who can use a computer and taking up about an hour per month.

Facebook (FB) Page Manager
Maintain the Chepstow U3A FB page and seek contributions from Committee, Groups and members. You could already have the skills to use and maintain a FB page or you could be willing to learn from the person who is currently preforming the role. This is not a difficult skill.

Activity Groups Support Team
The Convener Liaison needs help in setting up new Activity Groups and with any problems with existing groups. We now have two people in the team and are looking for one perhaps two more to join them. No experience necessary but a good role for getting to know members and our Activity Groups.

Network Contact
Represent Chepstow U3A on about three South Wales Network meetings per year and report back (by email) to the Committee

Marketing Support
We need someone with creative flair and the ability to translate this into digital imagery to help the Marketing Trustee. You will be helping to produce posters, flyers and other creative material. If you have had experience of this before you retired can you help us out. Call Nicky on 07515 511365 or email Marketing

What Else?
Have you a specific skill that you think may be of use to Chepstow U3A? Let us know about it.