OLLI Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers are the the blood of OLLI. Our organization includes of hundreds of volunteers. Obviously we are always looking for more. Below are some of the volunteer opportunities within OLLI. Everyone is invited to participate.
If you would like to add or change a volunteer opportunity on this page, then contact the OLLI website chief editor at OLLICSUFwebmaster@gmail.com
Blue Book Course Catalog
Proofreaders needed for the Blue Book Course Catalog.
Contact: Chris Shaw, Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Computer Education Committee (CEC)
The Computer (and Technology) Education Committee is dedicated to helping OLLI members make the best use of the ever-increasing technology now ubiquitous in our daily lives. See our CEC meetings
New CEC members with computer and mobile devices expertise needed to teach and help with CEC classes.
Contacts: Bob Newcomb, CEC Chair, or Warren Wilson, CEC Vice Chair
We currently need someone for backup support of the Shapiro lobby display.
Contact: Dan Coby, VP Communications
The Curriculum Committee meets on the first Monday of each month to plan and develop the next semester’s programs. It is open to all OLLI members. See our Curriculum Committee meetings.
Volunteers Needed: Classroom instructors/coordinators/assistant coordinators for set up, coffee making.
Contacts: Benson Chin, VP Programs, or Judy Alter, Chair or Renee Cabrera, Vice-chair
Day Trips Committee
The OLLI Day Trips Committee plans day trips of interest to OLLI members. OLLI members are encouraged to suggest and to help coordinate trips. See our OLLI Day Trips.
Volunteer needs: New committee members to help plan and implement OLLI trips.
Contact: Ken Luke, Chairman
Urgent volunteer needs- assist in setting up/tearing down tables, chairs, tents for events/organize storage areas, work with office staff to do minor repairs.
Contact: Thomas Gortner, VP Facilities
Volunteer needs. Create themes for events, event decorations and food planning, arrange entertainment. Meets the first Friday of the month 1-2:30 p.m. See our Hospitality Committee meetings.
Contact: Gayle Wheatley, VP Hospitality
OLLI Library Volunteers
Books needed for Library
Contact: Tony Package, Lead Librarian
Leadership Support Group
Urgent volunteer needs: Publicity writers, promotional flyer designers, meeting note takers and PowerPoint program designers: Researchers, survey research assistants
Contact: Jim Monroe, OLLI President
Contact: Patsy Burns at the OLLI Office, 657-278-4271
Looking for gregarious, fun loving, helpful, enthusiastic, individuals who enjoy meeting prospective members, help greet and register attendees at OLLI Open House.
Contact: Ellie Monroe, VP Membership
OLLI Office Assistance
Volunteer needs: Answer inquiries, data entry, copy materials for instructors, update Bulletin Board, monitor security keys and other security items, follow up on care of OLLI kitchen.
Contact: Joyce Ono VP Administration email@example.com
OLLI - CSUF Collaboration
Begun in 2010, the OLLI Collaboration Program matches well-qualified volunteers with academic opportunities. OLLI members are an invaluable resource with expertise and skills honed over decades of life and career experiences. For the volunteer, collaboration provides an outlet for continued involvement that research studies have shown to have a positive impact on health, well-being, and even long life. For the university, collaboration broadens students’ educational experience and helps prepare them for successful careers and life challenges. See our Collaboration Committee meeting schedule and our OLLI-CSUF Collaboration Web Page
Urgent volunteer needs: Committee Members willing to chair a team responsible for all collaborations within a college.
Contact: Michael Stover, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
OLLI Socials (Every other Thursday afternoon in Shapiro)
Urgent volunteer needs: ABCD room set-up.
Contact: Dave Musante, OLLI Social Coordinator
Musicians and entertainers; Contact OLLI Social Entertainment Coordinator, Ellie Monroe
Urgent volunteer needs: Trolley Drivers
Contact: Jan Miller OLLITrolley@yahoo.com
Open House Docents
Volunteers to take new members on tours at Open House and other events.
Contact: Ellie Monroe, Chair
OLLI Outreach and Community Relations Committee
Contact: Janice Jeng, VP External Relations
OLLI Hosts for Open House:
Contact: Ellie Monroe, VP Membership
Volunteers Needed: Tech reps to assist instructors and coordinators with audio-visual support.
Contact: Rick Hearn, VP Technology
Transitions in Retirement (TiR) Committee/New Retiree Curriculum
The TIR Committee focuses on developing programs and activities for OLLI members who are still working part time or are recently retired. See our TIR Committee meetings.
Urgent volunteer needs: Committee Members, class coordinators/assistant coordinators, retirement boot camp
Contact: Russ MacKeand, Chair TiR Committee