Interested in joining the Board of Directors of Third Age Learning Kitchener-Waterloo (TAL-KW)? Below is a brief outline of the Board positions under recruitment.
Generally, Board members have a passion for learning, and have organizational and communication skills. Members share decision making and board responsibilities outlined in our by-laws and policies. Most of all we have fun together.


• File materials electronically; requires organizational skills
• Listen and participate in meetings while noting key content to document
• Prepare and post minutes of Board decisions, actions and discussions

Vice President

• Work collaboratively with the President, as preparation for transitioning to the position of President
• Participate and/or lead committees of the Board consistent with skills and interest

Marketing and Communications

• Prepare marketing and communication content to update patrons
• Create materials (brochures, posters etc.) to promote TAL-KW to current patrons while attracting new patrons
• Familiarity with a variety of platforms such as website, social media, e-mail, etc. is an asset

Assistant Registrar

• The Assistant Registrar works with the Registrar to:

• Co-ordinate the ticket sales process with our ticket vendor, and sell tickets at the door when lectures are held in-person.
• Communicate with TAL patrons by writing e-blasts, updating website information, and responding to emails.

• Good communication and Microsoft Office skills can assist you in this role.
• Work collaboratively with the Registrar as preparation for transitioning to the Registrar role.


• A position which allows individuals to learn about TAL-KW through participation and observation in order to identify an ongoing role on the board

In addition, there are a number of rewarding volunteer opportunities to assist and support:

Program Committee

• Participate in planning and implementation of a series of lectures
• Review evaluations and listen to feedback to support planning and identifying potential presenters
• Liaise with speakers about shaping content, timing and delivery, as well as introducing and thanking presenters
• Community contacts and networks can assist you in this role


• Update, maintain and post material to the TAL K-W website (https://tal-kw.ca)

Technical Team

• Support virtual sessions e.g., familiarity with Zoom Webinar to support presenters and participants with the technology
• Support in-person sessions with audio equipment and support presenters with computer technology e.g., lap top, projectors, PowerPoint and microphones

To express your interest in a Board of Directors position or in another volunteer role, send an email to president@tal-kw.ca indicating the position you are interested in and a short note about your experience.