Join OLLI

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 400+ 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
Starting July 1, 2019 enjoy 365 days of Membership! No matter when you join. OLLI at Eckerd College offers annual memberships for $59. Expires one year from the date of purchase.

Levels of membership

6–Month

$ 38

Per Six Months
  • Expires 6 months from the date of purchase
  • Available starting October 1, 2019
  • All core benefits

Annual

$ 59

Per Year
  • Expires 12 months from the date of purchase
  • All core benefits
  • 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

Floridian

$ 100

Per Year
  • Available starting October 1, 2019
  • Expires 12 months from the date of purchase
  • All Annual benefits
  • An additional 10% 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

So many of us arrive in St. Petersburg, later in life, having left the security of a profession, as well as, the support of family and friends, behind, in search of…a purpose, our passion, or a party. For many, OLLI @ Eckerd College has provided all three. We have been told over and over again what a difference OLLI has made in our member’s lives. And it just so happens that those who speak of it most are members who have chosen to become OLLI volunteers.

There are many ways to volunteer within the OLLI @ Eckerd College organization.

  • To get a feel for things, a number of individuals choose a day and time in the Call Center. Those volunteers are usually cross-trained to not only man the Call Center, but also take on special roles helping OLLI staff with registration processing or with compiling and reporting the information captured on our OLLI course, trip, or special event Evaluations.
  • Class Assisting and Trip Leading and Assisting are volunteer roles reserved for members only, and require some extra training and shadowing.
  • The amazing volunteers at the Palm Harbor campus have been, and continue to be, key to its daily operations.
  • Committee work and OLLI Advisory Council representation are also reserved for members, and allow those involved to share their special skills and expertise for the good of the organization.
  • A simpler, but vital, activity is distribution of our catalogs several times a year.

Supporting the College

In addition, OLLI volunteers are also able to expand their service to a number of other departments on the Eckerd campus. Not only do the volunteers help in other areas with their day-to-day operations such a phone work in the Eckerd College President’s Office, but we are frequently asked to assist with special events such as the James Center Opening, the ASPEC Gala, and the College Commencement festivities every May.

We also would like to get more involved with the students on campus, perhaps expanding the administrative work done by a couple of key volunteers for ELS to include interaction with the students on our own Special Programs area.

So, as you can see, there is no shortage when it comes to volunteer opportunities offered by OLLI @ Eckerd College. If you are interested in learning more about them, please contact Liz Wagner at wagneret@eckerd.edu.