Volunteer at OLLI

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 early (45-30 minutes prior to start time) to assist the instructor in setting up the room for class. Duties may include: distributing any handouts, welcoming participants and/or introducing instructors. 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.