U3A is the opportunity to develop new interests and skills in an informal atmosphere among like-minded people. They also actively seek opportunities to promote and encourage integration with the local community. You can become a member if you are no longer in full time employment. There are several different interest groups to join. The main aim is learning through sharing and groups are set up and run by members. Activities are generally held in English.
Joining is with a very low, nominal annual fee. Membership is open to anyone who can get to and attend groups, wherever they live. The U3A Torrevieja team also have a welfare officer who coordinates volunteers for members help in the Torrevieja area such as short home visits if unable to get out of the house or to give a carer a break, or to assist with an informal hospital visit.