Get Involved!

OLLI@UGA is a member-led organization and member volunteers play a vital role in its success. During Volunteer Appreciation Week we'll be celebrating 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-term and long-term volunteer opportunities are available. 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.)


"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

Interested in Volunteering?

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.


For other opportunties, email or call the OLLI Office (, 706-542-7715) with your contact information and our Volunteer Coordinator, will be in touch to discuss how your talent, time, and willingness can help continue to drive the mission of OLLI@UGA!


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. Learn more about our committees and volunteers.





Bylaws Barbara Lewis
Curriculum Angela Greene / Sue Myhal
Finance Jane Amos
Fund Development Roy Martin
Hospitality Terry Kaley / Teresa Hobsom
IT Cher Snyder
Long-Range Strategic Planning Susan Dougherty
Marketing and Communications Patricia Dixen
Membership Dawn Torcivia
Nominating Mamie Mierzwak
Shared Interest Groups Terry Kaley
Travel Study Jeanne Davis-Blair




• 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 or (706) 542-9036. 



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


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.


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