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There’s a lot you can do to get involved

New Adventures in Learning relies entirely on volunteers to bring fun, fascinating and informative classes to seniors. We’re always looking for enthusiastic people with knowledge to share, or a helping hand behind the scenes. 


Be a presenter

Our volunteer presenters create and lead all of our classes. If you have in-depth knowledge of a particular subject and are passionate about it, we’d love to hear from you. Our class formats include traditional classroom-based sessions, roundtable discussions, computer labs, and field trips. 

  • Traditional classroom-based sessions range from strictly lecture to considerable student participation. They typically span anywhere from one to six sessions, each lasting 60 to 90 minutes, and may involve as few as 10 or as many as 80 students.
  • Roundtable classes are typically a single session of about 20 participants. The presenter acts as a discussion leader, asking questions and guiding discussion around the topic he or she has chosen.
  • Computer classes are taught in a lab equipped with 24 internet-connected PCs that use Windows 7 and Office 2013. Volunteer aides are on hand during all computer classes to assist the presenter and to work one-on-one with students.
  • Off-site classes are half-day excursions that provide students the opportunity to visit and learn about interesting sites in the greater Phoenix area. 

Class location

All classes, with the exception of off-site classes, are held at the Sun Lakes Center at CGCC.

25105 S. Alma School Road
Sun Lakes, AZ 85248

How to become a presenter

If you’re interested in presenting a class, leading a discussion, or creating some other kind of learning experience, let us know! 

Use these documents to submit your proposal:

Please contact the New Adventures in Learning office at 480-857-5500 or email classes@newadventures.info. Proposals for presenting a class are due three to four months in advance of the start of the semester, so put yours in as soon as you can. Generally, we follow this schedule:

Spring

Classes: February–April

Proposal due early October

Summer

Classes: June–July 

Proposal due early March

Fall

Classes: October–early December

Proposal due in June

FAQs on presenting

Nervous about presenting? Don’t be! New Adventures in Learning students are a supportive and very curious bunch. Find out more about what to expect by checking out these presenter FAQs.

No teaching experience necessary! 

As long as you have a passion for your subject, you’ll do great. But if you’re still apprehensive, here are some teaching tips


What else can you do?

For every New Adventures in Learning class we offer, there are several volunteers working behind the scenes to help make it a success. And we could use your assistance! We need volunteers to: 

  • Recruit new presenters
  • Plan and develop new programs each semester
  • Assist our presenters in the classroom
  • Promote our program in the community
  • Coordinate special events 
  • Assist with administrative tasks, such as mailings and phone calls

And much, much more! See our volunteer form for a list of committees, and make plans to get involved!