In the classroom volunteering

Greeter

Our members always appreciate the friendly environment in our classes. That starts with our volunteer greeters who sit outside the classroom. Our greeters are there to offer a warm welcome and answer any questions. They also ensure our members receive their name tags. Two greeters take on this role ahead of each class.

Time Commitment

The time commitment for this role is for five weeks of the course (half of the course length) and our greeters arrive 60 minutes ahead of the class start.

Thanker

Our course directors and special guest lecturers support the learning of our members. As a way to show our appreciation for their efforts on our behalf, we ask a member to volunteer to say a few words of thanks following the lecture.

Time Commitment

Prepare some short remarks (one to two minutes) and deliver them on behalf of the class.

Course Co-chair

Each of our courses is the overall responsibility of a course chair. This person is also a member of the Board of Directors. The smooth running of our courses for our members also requires the additional support of a course co-chair. This person helps the course chair in a variety of areas which could include:

  • helping with the needs of the course director (instructor), as required
  • helping members who require reserved seating locations in the classroom
  • being aware of responsibilities in emergencies
  • filling in for the course chair in his or her absence

Training:

Training is provided during a planning and orientation meeting for co-chairs ahead of the start of the term.

Time Commitment

  • attend the planning and orientation meeting for co-chairs
  • attend all or most of the classes during the term
  • arrive 60 minutes before the class starts

Backup Co-chair

LLIR is committed to offering our members the best learning experience while attending our classes. During the 10 week term, from time to time a backup co-chair for the class may be required to fill in as co-chair in the absence of the course chair or course co-chair.

This is a flexible role. Depending on how the course chair structures the roles of the classroom volunteers, the backup co-chair may rotate duties with the co-chair or simply be the backup in case of absence by the chair or co-chair.

Training:

Training is provided during a planning and orientation meeting for co-chairs ahead of the start of the term.

Time Commitment

  • attend the planning and orientation meeting for co-chairs
  • arrive 60 minutes before the class starts if taking on the co-chair or chair role
  • attend all classes unless unforeseen circumstances prevent this

Audio-Visual Operator

All of our courses are supported using audio and visual equipment set up and operated by our team of AV volunteers. This includes displaying the announcements shown ahead of the class and the audio and visuals used by the course director (instructor).

Training

Training is provided for new operators on how to use Glendon’s audio-visual equipment.

Only basic computer skills are required.

Time Commitment

  • Supporting the AV needs of the class you are in; AV duty is rotated between the other AV team members in your class.
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes before the class begins.