Get Involved!


Volunteers play a vital role in the success of the member-led OLLI@UGA organization. During Volunteer Appreciation Week we celebrate volunteers from across the breadth of the organization by posting stories throughout the week. Scroll down to see why people volunteer, and what you can gain from being part of OLLI@UGA.

 

Short- and long-term volunteer opportunities are: collating new member packets, being a class host, working on or leading a committee, even teaching are just a few examples. (Volunteer opportunities are exclusively for OLLI members, with the exceptions of UGA Silver Dawgs and Teach for OLLI, which are open to the public.)

Committees

"This is such a great way to become more active, involved and learn more about OLLI."

Sue Flemming - previous Hospitality Committee Chair

 

"Serving on an OLLI committee is fun and satisfying work. It’s also a perfect way to expand and deepen friendships."

Penny Oldfather - OLLI member

 

Our committees provide ample opportunity for engagement, offering one-time and ongoing assignments to committee participants. OLLI committees are always open to interested OLLI members. 

Please select "Position Descriptions" to learn more about opportunities for each committee.

Committee

Chair

Bylaws

 

Barbara Lewis

 

Curriculum

Position Descriptions

Angela Greene / Elizabeth Kraft

 

Finance

Position Descriptions

Carol Coman

 

Hospitality

Position Descriptions

Terry Kaley

 

IT

Position Descriptions

Cher Snyder

 

Long-Range Strategic Planning

 

 

 

Marketing and Communications

Position Descriptions

Patricia Dixen

 

Membership

Position Descriptions

 

 

Nominating

 

 

 

Shared Interest Group Coordinator

 

 

 

Travel Study

 

Jeanne Davis-Blair

 

Interested in knowing what it takes to be a committee chair: here's a general description.

 

We are currently looking for Greeters for River's Crossing. If you want to enhance our membership experience by providing a warm welcome,  click here for more information.

UGA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 


UGA SILVER DAWGS
• Game day ambassador program in collaboration with the University of Georgia Athletic Association
• Assist visitors to Athens on game days by answering questions and giving directions
• Moderate amounts of standing and walking around the stadium in all weather conditions
• All questions should be directed to silverdawgs@sports.uga.edu or (706) 542-9036. 

 

PARTICIPATE IN UGA RESEARCH

Participate in UGA research projects
Conducted by a variety of UGA departments
Short-term or one time visit
See which research currently needs volunteers

TEACH FOR OLLI


OLLI@UGA welcomes ideas for new courses and programs. Anyone can suggest a class or presenter to the curriculum committee. Although many of our instructors are professors, presenters DO NOT need previous teaching experience. An individual with a passion to share a hobby or an art or other interest would make an outstanding OLLI presenter! OLLI faculty and students enjoy studying together without the pressure of exams and grades!

Check out our Teach for OLLI page for more information.

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER THROUGH SIGs


Two Shared Interest Groups encourage volunteering in the Athens community: OLLI Buddies (Tutoring) and Athens Everybody Reads.