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To join, call the OLLI office, mail in the membership form, or follow the step-by-step instructions at right to purchase a membership online.
Benefits of membership
- Access to 400+ classes, day trips and member events at a discounted rate
- Discounted tickets to MET Opera: HD Live, The National Theatre Live and the Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema at Eckerd College
- Exclusive participation in Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
- Home delivery of OLLI at Eckerd College catalogs each term
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Free parking on Eckerd campus and Centre of Palm Harbor
- Free admission to select Eckerd College Triton athletic events
- Opportunity to meet lifelong friends
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.
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 email@example.com.