Come for the classes - stay for the friends!
OLLI is an organization that welcomes the skills, talents and expertise that you may have gained in a former position or a recent hobby or interest.
Since we are a member led organization there are many ways you can contribute. Do you like to cook or work at home on spreadsheets? Were you a teacher and miss being in front of a class? Maybe you miss being a manager or the comradery you enjoyed from working in an office. Maybe you just need a reason to get out of the house! OLLI is built on a premise that volunteerism helps adults stay active and purposeful – besides that your time helps support programs and activities designed for you!
Consider investing in yourself and others. Volunteers ensure that OLLI at GSC continues to grow and thrive as an organization.
Teach your passion! Interested in sharing your skills/knowledge/experience in a particular area? We welcome you. Read the Presenter Handbook to find out more. Then propose a course for the extended Spring 2018 term.
Curriculum Development: Develop classes or special interest groups. Identify and contact possible presenters. Gather information about member interests.
Central Committee: Work on ideas to support members in your area. Plan and implement activities that meet the needs of your community.
Member Recruitment/Retention: Promote OLLI by reaching out to groups and facilities where potential members might be, share the OLLI story and invite them to join. Keep in touch with current members to enhance the member experience.
Newsletter: Write short articles for our statewide newsletter – The “OLLI Outlook.”
Publicity: Work locally to increase awareness of OLLI by distributing catalogs, writing/placing articles in newsletters, newspapers, or community bulletin boards.
Class Assistant: Be an assistant to a presenter - take attendance, distribute handouts, help set up equipment, etc. Training is provided. Enjoy becoming better acquainted with your fellow classmates and our presenters.
Event Planning: Coordinate or help out with special events (Course Previews, social gatherings, etc.)
Support social events: bake or cook for OLLI preview events, socials or holiday parties.
Steering Committee: Be part of the OLLI leadership that defines the vision, mission and strategic plan for our OLLI organization
Development: Design strategies for increasing member contributions and sponsorships from public and private organizations.
Membership: Envision the possibilities of making OLLI accessible to even more adults over 50 while also ensuring a quality member experience.
Support daily operations e.g. mailings, filing, database entry, phone calls and registration and have fun with OLLI staff at the same time!