This page contains requests for help that Ealing U3A has received from various organisations.

VOLUNTEERS needed for Thursday morning Chairs rota
Request from Ealing U3A Committee

We still need a few more volunteers to put chairs out before our Thursday morning talks.

Volunteers work in teams of 4, and are asked to arrive at Ealing Green Church by 9.30 a.m on the days they are on duty. They are responsible for putting out the chairs, tables, and screen before the lecture, and for putting them away again. There is usually help putting the chairs away at the end of the morning.
Each team is only needed once a month, and if we get enough volunteers, this might be reduced to once every 5 weeks. The rota is drawn up well in advance, and we quite understand that people may sometimes be away and unable to take their shift.

If you feel you could help, please get in touch with Ed Baker who now co-ordinates this rota - contact him via the Chairs Rota link - or speak to Ed or to Sylvia Stirling, Ealing U3A Secretary on a Thursday morning.

[Request updated September 2019]


Volunteers for HEARING STUDY at the Ear Institute, University College London - study run by the University College London Hospitals, Ear Institute, Faculty of Brain Sciences, University College London.

The Ear Institute are looking for volunteers of 50+ years of age who have no previous or known problems with their hearing or who would have been diagnosed with age-related hearing loss (and may or may not wear hearing aids).

The participation will involve attending UCL Ear Institute for a one-off visit during which clinical hearing tests will be performed. These will include standard hearing tests (commonly performed in the community audiology setting), specialised hearing tests that are performed in specialist/dedicated hearing clinics, and hearing questionnaires. We will provide feedback on your hearing.

The visit may take between 2 and 3 hours. We will ensure that appropriate break times are included and will provide refreshments for the participants during the visit. We will provide a flat fee of £15 towards travel expenses (without receipts) for participants who live in London/Greater London area. We will reimburse standard class tickets for participants who are travelling from outside of London (subject to receipts) and will provide a flat fee of £15 towards travel expenses and refreshments in London.

The participants will not need to undergo MRI tests.

If you are able to help us with this study, or would like more information, please get in touch with
Dr Natallia Kharytaniuk (PhD Research Student) at n.kharytaniuk@ucl.ac.uk or telephone 07539 465486.

This request has been approved by the Ethics group of London Region U3A

[Request posted 20 September 2019]