There are many ways to get involved with OLLI.
In addition to taking fascinating courses and participating in fun events, many of our members also volunteer. There are lots of flexible options to share your time and talents in a way that meets your interests and schedule. We rely on the active engagement and leadership of our members. Please consider where you might fit in.
This is a great role for those who love to socialize and meet new people. Tasks include greeting members, taking attendance, collecting course evaluations, and addressing other needs of the class. Read more about being an Ambassador
At the core of our Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is curriculum planning. As a member of this committee, you will help recruit instructors, solicit course proposals, and assist with the selection and scheduling of OLLI courses. Read more about the Curriculum Committee
A sustainable OLLI requires resources beyond what we collect from membership and course fees. Assist with the planning and implementation of fundraising initiatives to help OLLI continue to grow and thrive. Read more about the Development Committee
Share your enthusiasm for OLLI with others. This committee plans and coordinates activities to create more awareness about OLLI and recruit new members. Read more about the Marketing Committee
Help us welcome new members and create fun programs and activities to keep our current members coming back for more. This is a great place for the social butterflies among us. Read more about the Membership Committee
Shared Interest Groups
Maybe you’d like to coordinate a study group or interest circle to explore a subject at a deeper level. As an interest group coordinator, you can determine the discussion platform, meeting frequency and location. Training and support are provided to help you get started. Read more about Shared Interest Groups
The ultimate volunteer experience! If you are current or retired faculty, or have an area of expertise that you are passionate about, let’s talk. We’re always interested in offering new courses. The first step is to submit a course proposal and your resume.
To submit a course proposal, please complete the Course Proposal Form.
Share your love of travel to help us plan and promote fun, educational trips for our OLLI members. Help us research travel companies and tour options, both far and near, to provide unique learning experiences that meet the interests of our members. Read more about the Travel Committee
Our volunteer opportunities are growing by leaps and bounds and we could use some friendly, organized people to help us plan, recruit, schedule and train our volunteers so they have a great experience. If you love interacting with people, this is the perfect place for you! Read more about the Volunteer Coordination Committee
How the process works:
After submitting your interest form, you can expect a phone call from the volunteer coordinator to discuss your interests and background. Then, you'll receive the position description with more detail so you can consider the fit and expectations for the role. The next step is to talk with the committee chair and possibly sit in on a meeting. If there's a good fit, you'll be in line to join a committee as space is available (generally, transitions occur on July 1).
Want more information? Complete our interest form below and we'll contact you.