Northumbria Region U3A

Trust Volunteers

APRIL 2018

Read the letter from the Regional Trustee on the Welcome page with news of the Trust Volunteers.



A fascinating mix of U3A members across the Northeast has stepped forward to join the new team of Trust Volunteers working with the Third Age Trust.

Individually and collectively, the team has many years of experience of planning training courses and of organisational development as well as expertise in interpreting constitutions and in a range of learning methods.

Team members have a range of skills developed in U3A groups and networks and in a variety of public, private and voluntary sector organisations. Their skills include negotiation, problem-solving, public relations, communication, governance, event management, policy formulation and implementation, volunteer recruitment and retention.

The team offers the region’s members information, advice, support and training around the expansion of existing U3As, creation of new U3As, problem-solving within new and existing U3As and delivery of workshops aimed at improving the running of U3As.

See below for individual trust volunteers in your area; contact them via email or contact the Regional Trustee, Elizabeth Porter: 01434 600429.

Trust Volunteer Home U3A
Peter Chrichard Ashington
Anne Bothwell Durham
Pam Turner Morpeth
Mo Brown Newcastle
Sandi Rickerby Newcastle
Janice Leach Seaham and District
Jane Mathieson Teesdale
Jill Haistead Wearside
Mary Dunning Whitley Bay
Kelvin Rushworth Wooler