Rediscover the joy of learning

To join, call the OLLI office, mail in the membership form, or purchase a membership online.

Core benefits of membership

  • Access to classes, day trips and member events at a discounted rate
  • Early registration for classes and programs
  • Discounted tickets to MET Opera: HD Live, The National Theatre Live and the Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema at Eckerd College
  • Participation in Special Interest Groups (SIGs) (e.g., Dine-Arounds)
  • Special discounted dining rates at Eckerd’s CEC Cafe
  • Free parking on Eckerd campus
  • Opportunity to meet lifelong friends
Enjoy up to 365 days of Membership! No matter when you join. OLLI at Eckerd College offers annual memberships for $59.

Levels of membership


$ 38

Per Six Months
  • Expires 183 days from the date of purchase or from the date of your current expiration (for renewals).
  • All core benefits


$ 59

Per Year
  • Expires 365 days from the date of purchase or from the date of your current expiration (for renewals).
  • All core benefits, plus:
  • Home delivery of OLLI at Eckerd College course catalog
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Opportunity to facilitate Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
  • Free admission to select Eckerd College Triton athletic events


$ 100

Per Year
  • Expires 365 days from the date of purchase or from the date of your current expiration (for renewals).
  • All Annual benefits, plus:
  • An additional discount off all “Florida Studies/Explore Florida” classes and special programs
  • “Extra early” registration on select trips and programs
  • Monthly Explore Florida e-newsletter
  • Access to exclusive “explorations” and events
  • Special keepsake gift

Volunteer opportunities

Do you love OLLI and want to contribute to the enrichment of our program?

OLLI Volunteers are essential to the success of our program. We are always seeking enthusiastic OLLI Members to volunteer with us!

Volunteer roles include (but are not limited to):

CLASS HOST: Hosts arrive 45 minutes before class, pick up class packets and supply bag, set up class roster for sign-in, prepare coffee and/or water for the guests and instructor, distribute any handouts, welcome students and introduce instructors, call the Audio/Visual support if there are A/V issues to address, and clean up after class. You must be comfortable speaking to a large group, able to calmly handle situations that may develop and work well with OLLI staff and instructors.

EVENT HOST: (Eckerd Campus only) Hosts attend the Bolshoi Ballet, National Theatre and/or Metropolitan Opera performances and arrive 60 minutes early for set-up. Duties may include setting out directional signs, driving a golf cart, checking in attendees and selling tickets.

FRONT DESK HOST: These hosts are the first face/voice of OLLI by phone or in person. Duties include handling a variety of questions on classes, procedures, directions and registration. We may also need your help with filing, assembling class packets and new member mailings. Those who are comfortable on the computer may also be trained to process registrations or assist guests with their accounts and class schedules. You must be friendly and enjoy working with people.

TRIP HOST: Hosts are assigned to an OLLI excursion to assist the Trip Leader and help make the trip run smoothly. Duties include arriving 45 minutes before departures, picking up trip bag and checking in guests. You must be able to calmly handle situations requiring changes to the set plan, handle any emergencies that may arise, work well with the trip leader, bus driver and OLLI staff.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH/MARKETING: Assist with staffing outreach booths at markets, festivals, open houses and other events to represent OLLI.