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Volunteering is the heart and soul of OLLI. Our volunteer opportunities cover a range of services, and together we'll identify how to use your services.
If you're considering volunteering, ask yourself what you can do and how you enjoy helping others. Expertise is sometimes necessary and training is available. Your efforts defray costs that otherwise are covered through membership dues.
Please consider volunteering for OLLI.
Ways to Volunteer:
Instructors and Discussion Leaders
Do you want to share your passion, develop innovative learning experiences and inspire others to learn without the burden of grades or homework? Propose your idea for a new OLLI course.
Class members act as assistants to the instructor/discussion leader, helping to ensure that announcements are made, equipment is set up (training will be provided), and new member handouts are distributed. Class assistants will introduce the instructor/discussion leader and enjoy becoming better acquainted with both faculty and fellow class members.
Share your OLLI experience! Promote member benefits with friends, neighbors, coworkers, and local organizations to assist in recruiting new members and retaining current members. Disperse new catalogs to businesses you frequent and organizations to which you belong.
OLLI Facilities Liaison - Grand Forks - UND
Do you belong to or know of churches and/or businesses that may be willing to partner with OLLI? A Facilities Liaison will investigate suitable and available space for courses not held on the UND campus. We would like to schedule most courses off campus so as to make it more convenient for many of our OLLI members.
Special Interest Groups (SIGS) - Bismarck - BSC
We are initiating a new benefit for OLLI members: Special Interest Groups (SIGs). SIGs are peer-led and focused on a topic of interest. There is no additional fee to join any or all of the groups, and attendance is always optional. (Participants must be current OLLI members.) Some groups will meet on a regular basis at the same time and place. Other groups may get together for specific events.
We will assist the SIGs by providing a location to meet, identifying a group contact person, and producing a participant roster.
At this time, we have two (2) SIGs being started. If you are interested in being part of one of these SIGs, please contact us.