OLLI Volunteer Opportunities

Fall Open HouseVolunteers are the  lifeblood 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.

To reach us, you use the email address for the contact person if it is given, otherwise you  can send us an email at  olli-Info@fullerton.edu .

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

Jill Patterson, Editor

Blue Book Section Editors (S/E) / SE Back-ups  (Fall, Spring, & Summer BB Development)

Urgent volunteers needed: Develop  semester schedules and coordinate with instructor/coordinators producing write-ups for the Blue Book for a single designated section of the Blue Book.  Processing during January, May, and August for approximately 8 to 12 hours, spread over each of these months.  Some basic computer skills needed and training will be provided.

Contact:  Sue Batie  VP Programs

Technology Education Committee (TEC)

The Technology Education Committee is dedicated to helping OLLI members make the best use of the ever-increasing technology now ubiquitous in our daily lives. Share computer/technology expertise and teach a course or workshop, contribute to a seminar, or help to shape the technical education curriculum.

The TEC welcomes member insights and expertise. Join these meetings!

For more information, contact Roz Charles at rozann66@gmail.com and Paul Herrick at jpherrick@gmail.com.


Contact: Jim Di Tota, VP Communications


Curriculum Committee

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.Opens in new window

Volunteers Needed: Classroom instructors and coordinators, Curriculum Committee Members

Contact: Sue Batie, VP Programs, or Renee Cabrera, Co-Chairs.


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 needsNew committee members to help plan and implement OLLI trips.

Contact: Ken Luke, Chair


Facilities/Event Setup

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: Pete Saputo, VP Facilities


Hospitality Committee

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: Lisa Sewell, VP Hospitality.


OLLI Library Volunteers

Books needed for Library

Contact: Tony Package, Lead Librarian


Mail Crew

Volunteers needed:  Prepare Blue Books, and other publications for mailing as required.

Contact: Harriette Millman


Membership Committee

Assist during Open House/Spring Preview (check-in, greet and seat, provide information), Hosts/Docents,OLLI Assistants, New Member Orientation, Volunteer Opportunities Workshop, Registration, Friendship and In-Memoriam, Photo Day and 90+ celebration

Contact: Debbie Maxwell  VP Membership


Musical Performance Committee

Volunteers needed:  Team that will support all of our Musical Performances venues.  team will be in charge of stage set-up, audio set-up, program handouts, attendance sheets, ushering, and other items as needed.

Contact: Renee Cabrera and Rayleen Williams, Co-Chairs


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: Daisy Thompson, Executive Director or Lina Segura (657-278-4307


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

Contact: Sue Mullaly, Chair.


OLLI Socials (Monthly on designated Thursday afternoons in Shapiro)

Urgent volunteer needs: ABCD room set-up.

Contact:  Mickey La Casa,  Food and set-up Coordinator

Music entertainment; Contact Ellie Monroe Music/entertainment Coordinator


OLLI Trolley

Urgent volunteer needs: Trolley Drivers

Contact: Daisy Thompson, Executive Director or Bill Sampson, VP External Relations


Open House Docents

Volunteers to take new members on tours at Open House and other events.

Contact: Debbie Maxwell, Chair


OLLI Outreach and Community Relations Committee

Contact: Bob Kovacev, VP Administration


OLLI Hosts for Open House:

Contact:Debbie Maxwell, VP Membership


Photo Resource Committee

Volunteers needed:  Photographers with a digital camera of any kind and members to attend committee meetings and support the archiving effort.

Contact: Jim Di Tota


Technology Representatives

Volunteers Needed: Tech reps to assist instructors and coordinators with audio-visual support.

Contact: Paul Herick, 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.

Contact: Russ MacKeand, Chair TiR Committee