Volunteer with OLLI

The Path to Volunteering at YOUR OLLI!

  Volunteer with OLLI! 

We appreciate your interest in volunteering! At UNF OLLI we have worked very hard to create a friendly, welcoming, inclusive learning community where people can enjoy our programs, socialize with their peers and experience a sense of belonging. For this reason we have created a volunteer structure for the gratification of our members. Thank you for your passion for lifelong learning and your commitment to UNF OLLI’s member-centered mission.

To begin your involvement at UNF OLLI, we ask that you start by getting to know us and letting us get to know you through participation in our program by enrolling in classes, ED-ventures, Speaker Series and special events . Then after a year or more we invite you to consider a variety of volunteer opportunities. We would ask you to start with a one-time commitment of your time and energy at UNF OLLI. As a volunteer you can choose to complete your one-time volunteering opportunity, remain an occasional volunteer or move into a higher commitment level. Volunteers can help in one or more of the ways listed below:

  • Special Events (such as Fall and Winter term kick off events);
  • Welcome Table at beginning of semester;
  • Speaker Host for monthly Speaker Series; or,
  • Member Host in a class.

After you get to know us and we get to know you, you can increase your level of commitment as a team member. Team members are more heavily involved in certain areas of work and projects, meet once a month with their team and take responsibility for specific areas of the team's work.

There are written descriptions for the positions available on teams. The difference between team members and general volunteers is that the volunteers can choose to volunteer only one time or occasionally whereas team members are more heavily involved on a consistent basis. Team members serve on one of the following teams: Curriculum, Member Relations, ED-ventures, Special Events or VOLLI (Volunteer OLLI). To become more involved as a team member contact the Volunteer Coordinator (VOLLI) at unfvolli@gmail.com. To become an instructor contact the Curriculum Team at unfollicurriculum@gmail.com.

Volunteer opportunities await YOU! Become a more active member of UNF OLLI by sharing your talents, interests, and gifts as we continue to keep UNF’s outstanding OLLI one of the country’s best in growth and member-involvement. VOLUNTEER – this is your OLLI and your time to shine.