Wigan

Volunteering

The U3A is run entirely by volunteers and without their efforts the U3A would not function and could cease to exist. There are many administrative tasks from making tea and coffee at membership meetings, helping set out and put away the chairs at the membership events, leading groups to joining the leadership committee. If you have the time or skills that can help us make this U3A a great group to be a part of contact Wigan U3A

COMMITTEE MEMBERS - Do you want to help steer the U3A to help it to develop and grow to meet the needs of the membership? Why not come along to a committee meeting for a taste of the issues the committee are handling and see if you can contribute.

GROUP LEADERS - Ever thought "there should be a group for ..."? If you have, then someone else is probably thinking the same. A group leader pack will explain the responsibilities of a group leader and what you might need to start your own group or help out in a group you already attend, it is surprisingly easy to get started. Contact Mo Wilson the group leader coordinator for more advice.

MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS The chairs and tables need to be set out for each meeting, if you could arrive around 30 mins early to help set these out, or help stack the chairs away at the end of the meeting that would be great. There is also a rota for helping out on the tean and coffee stand.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteers are required for a new service which has just opened across the Lancashire area looking for people with valuable life experience.

The service support men and women in the community who have committed sexual offences, to enable them to move forward with their lives, make positive life choices, and to reduce the risk of them re-offending, and creating further victims.

It is appreciated that the project covers a very emotive subject, and the volunteering role is not for everyone, however, I was hoping that there would be some members of your U3A community who may be interested?

Full training and support is given to all volunteers. The ask is for a couple of hours a week, for approx. 6 months. Any help or support would be greatly appreciated.

If you would like any further information, please email Vicky Huston

Home-Start Trafford, Salford and Wigan.
Help parents / families who are struggling with all aspects of life by providing parent-to-parent support, in the hope to boost confidence and enable the parent (we are helping) to become a better version of themselves. Email Andrea Thomson