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Becoming a Volunteer

The Presidents’ College, a vibrant community of lifelong learners, was launched over 25 years ago. It has added proven value to the University of Hartford and the surrounding communities via its classes, lectures, and stimulating events. This winning track record has only been possible with the participation and support of volunteers.

Volunteer Responsibilities

Course Coordination
Volunteers serve as Course Coordinators, working with both Instructors and registrants to ensure a smooth course experience. This includes monitoring registrations; supplying course materials; creating attendance lists; gathering technical information for the audio/visual component of a course; introducing the Instructor; attending and monitoring the course sessions; and providing feedback to the Presidents’ College's director when the course is completed. This liaison role also applies to all the on-campus and off-site lectures. Volunteers may serve on committees, contribute ideas to event planning, and host at Presidents’ College events.

Volunteers attend a monthly meeting during the academic year at 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday in the Harrison Libraries.

Community Outreach
The Presidents' College cooperates with independent living facilities, for example, Duncaster Retirement Community in Bloomfield and The McAuley in West Hartford, to provide lectures at their locations. The College also co-sponsors speakers tackling significant topics on the UHart campus. Volunteers promote these programs via social media and Speakers’ Bureau presentations.

Volunteers report that their work for the Presidents' College stimulates the mind, occasions new friendships, and satisfies the desire to make a difference. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please email Nena Donovan Levine or call her at 860.559.9170.