If you are interested in volunteering, please check one or more of the boxes below to indicate the activities you wish to participate in.
Recruits and coordinates volunteers for all active OLLI committees. Participates in preparing OLLI materials for mailing, including folding, stuffing, sealing, stamping, and labeling invitation packages and fundraising appeals.
Develops curriculum, solicits and approves SGLs for academic subject areas, works with SGLs on their course descriptions, reviews member course feedback, and meets with new and returning SGLs and SGRs to discuss their mutual responsibilities. We seek volunteers who have expert knowledge in a given subject area, a willingness to recruit new SGLs and courses, and the ability to recognize emerging developments in said subject area.
Identify a roster of possible speakers for one- and one-and-a-half-hour lectures during the daytime without honoraria. Ascertain whether proposed lecturers 1) have previously given lectures, 2) are engaging speakers, and 3) live in the area or travel here frequently. We seek volunteers who know OLLI members and their interests, are willing to make appeals to speakers on behalf of OLLI, and recognize trends, topics, and experts on a wide range of subjects.
Recommends policies and activities to the Board that grow and maintain OLLI's membership base and diversity. Conducts media and outreach initiatives to expand awareness of OLLI at AU in the local community and greater Washington area.
Plan and implement social events so that members of the OLLI community feel welcome, get to know each other, and become enthusiastic members of its learning community. Organize social events, including coffee breaks before and after classes, open houses with tours of OLLI spaces, holiday parties, and fundraising events. We seek volunteers who are cheerful, friendly, and interested in strengthening the OLLI experience.
Develops and leads an OLLI Study Group in an area in which the member has special expertise or interest to share with other members. Describes the breadth and depth of the study group, determines the format (Lecture, Discussion, or Lecture and Discussion) and extent of required reading, and sets expectations for the study group. Invites all members to participate.
Serves as a liaison between the Study Group Leader and the office. Makes announcements of OLLI news, weekly lectures, and upcoming events. Monitors attendance. Distribute photocopies. Reminds members to check their email regularly. Informs the office of problems with the classroom, including heating, lighting, and sound. Collects ideas of new study groups and potential Study Group Leaders.