Volunteering Opportunities

Interested in volunteering? Complete our volunteer interest form.  Learn more about volunteering with OLLI committees in this brochure.

To add a Volunteer Opening to this list, or if you have any questions, please contact OLLI, 828.251.6140, olli@unca.edu

Civic Engagement Committee

Job Description

Engage OLLI members in the broader community of local non profit organizations, working in education, food insecurity, and homelessness.  Click here to read more about the Civic Engagement Committee

Contact

Civic Engagement Committee Chair Kathleen Mainardi (kkmainardi@gmail.com)

College for Seniors Committee

Job Description: Curriculum Committee members

Assist College for Seniors staff to develop and evaluate curriculum, support instructors, and organize and host events. If you are interested in serving on one of 11 topical Curriculum Committees, please express your interest on the survey Here.

And read more about volunteering to teach a course with College for Seniors Committee Here.

Contact

Interim CFS Program Manager Catherine Frank at cfrank@unca.edu

College for Seniors Instructors

Number of Volunteers needed: many

Job Descriptions

College for Seniors is always looking for new instructors and new course topics, and all the CFS instructors are volunteers. If you have an idea or interest that other OLLI members would enjoy learning about, offer to give a course in the fall, winter, spring or summer terms. You’ll need to submit a course proposal about five months prior to the term in which you intend to teach. See more information and course proposal forms Here.

Time Commitment/Duration

Typically a course runs four, six or eight weeks, one class per week, two hours per class. The CFS fall term and spring term is eight weeks, while the winter term and summer term is six weeks.

Contact

Interim CFS Program Manager Catherine Frank at cfrank@unca.edu.  You may also access the CFS webpage for more information.

Communication Committee

Number of Volunteers needed: 2-3

Job Description

If you love writing, communications, social media, marketing and/or photography, you are invited to discover the OLLI Communication Committee!  Click here to read more about the Communication.

The Communication Committee and the people who serve on it are a dynamic and  creative bunch.  We provide publicity, promotion and information distribution for all the members of OLLI chiefly through the Sunday OLLI Observer electronic newsletter.  We also provide content and press releases through the UNC Asheville Marketing and Communications department.  One of our most ambitious projects is providing bi-weekly stories about the many interesting members, teachers and programs at OLLI.
Interested?  Did we have you at writing?  Let’s talk.  Our committee meets the third Monday each month at 4:15pm for 90 minutes or less in room 207 of the Reuter Center.

Time Commitment/Duration

The monthly meeting and with assignments, about 3 or 4 hours to interview and write.

Contact

Communications Chairs Kirk Borland at kirk.borland@gmail.com or  Judy LaMée at judylamee@gmail.com

Events Volunteers

Number of Volunteers needed: many

Job Description

We regularly hold events at the Center where we need some “extra hands” to help out. Duties may include helping with refreshments, decorating, greeting, and other needs that come up. This is a great way to meet people! You will be contacted periodically to see if you’re interested and available.  Click here to read more about the Hospitality Committee.

Time Commitment/Duration

Events are sporadic. We will email you details and you can opt in or out.

Contact

Hospitality Committee Chair Laura Nugent at ltn.nugent@gmail.com

Facilities Committee

Job Description

Consult and advise with OLLI staff on facility operations, equipment needs, building maintenance and safety. Click here to read more about the Facilities Committee.

Contact

OLLI Communications and Facilities Coordinator Jacqueline Lowe at jdlowe@unca.edu

Finance Committee

Job Description

Assist with the preparation and review of budgets, financial statements and overall financial performance and coordinate fundraising efforts.  Click here to read more about the Finance Committee.

Contact

Finance Committee Chair Stefan Stackhouse at stackhousestefan@gmail.com

Hospitality Committee

Job Description

Greet and welcome members at New Member Welcome events and  Member Socials, and advise on Special Interest Groups. Click here to read more about the Hospitality Committee.

Contact

Hospitality Committee Chair Laura Nugent at ltn.nugent@gmail.com

Inclusion Committee

Job Description

Develop OLLI as an inclusive educational community, one that is welcoming to a diversity of people from different backgrounds. Click here to read more about the work of the Inclusion Committee and the Inclusion Initiative.

Contact

Inclusion Committee Contact Jane Callis (janecallis@gmail.com)

Life Transitions Committee

Job Description

Coordinate existing programs and engage in new efforts that address the transitions adults face in later life.  Click here to read more about the Life Transitions Committee.

Contact

Life Transitions Committee Chair Meridith Miller at mlmiller1020@gmail.com

Planning Committee

Job Description

Organize and coordinate the preparation of OLLI’s five-year strategic plans.  Aid OSC’s committees in developing and implementing annual action plans and new program proposals. Click here to read more about the Planning Committee.

Contact

Planning Committee Chair Susan Vodicka at susanvodicka@gmail.com