Volunteering Opportunities

Interested in volunteering? Complete our volunteer interest form.

To add a Volunteer Opening to this list, or if you have any questions, please contact Laurel Jernigan, 828.250.3871, ljerniga@unca.edu

Current Volunteer Opportunities

College for Seniors Instructors

Number of Volunteers needed: many

Job Description

Instructors are needed for College for Seniors (CFS) courses! If you have an idea or interest that others would enjoy learning about, offer to give a course in the fall, winter, spring or summer terms. You’ll need to submit a course proposal about 6 months prior to the term in which you intend to teach. Contact us for course proposal forms and information.

Time Commitment/Duration

Courses typically run 4-8 weeks, one class per week, two hours per class.

Contact

CFS Program Manager, Herb Gunn, 828.251.6873, hgunn@unca.edu  You may also access the CFS webpage at http://olliasheville.com/college-seniors-1 for more information.

Events Volunteers

Number of Volunteers needed: many

Job Description

We regularly hold events at the Center where we need some “extra hands” to help out. Duties may include helping with refreshments, decorating, greeting, and other needs that come up. This is a great way to meet people! You will be contacted periodically to see if you’re interested and available.  Click here to read more about the Hospitality Committee.

Time Commitment/Duration

Events are sporadic. We will email you details and you can opt in or out.

Contact

Sandy Bowles (sandybowles151@gmail.com)

College for Seniors Committee

Job Description

Assist CFS Manager to develop and evaluate curriculum, support faculty and organize and host events. Click here to read more about the College for Seniors Committee

Contact

Paula Withrow (pvwithrow@aol.com) or Cindy Berryman-Fink (berrymanfink@gmail.com)

Facilities Committee

Job Description

Consult and advise with OLLI staff on facility operations, equipment needs, building maintenance and safety. Click here to read more about the Facilities Committee.

Contact

Terry Liles (terryliles@gmail.com)

Finance Committee

Job Description

Assist with the preparation and review of budgets, financial statements and overall financial performance and coordinate fundraising efforts.  Click here to read more about the Finance Committee.

Contact

Terry Reincke (terryreincke@gmail.com)

Hospitality Committee

Job Description

Greet and welcome members at New Member Welcome events and  Member Socials, and advise on Special Interest Groups. Click here to read more about the Hospitality Committee.

Contact

Sandy Bowles (sandybowles151@gmail.com) or Stephanie Ward (wards517@gmail.com)

Inclusion

Job Description

Develop OLLI as an inclusive educational community, one that is welcoming to a diversity of people from different backgrounds. Click here to read more about the work of the Inclusion Committee and the Inclusion Initiative.

Contact

Larry Haas (lhhaas@charter.net)

Life Transitions Committee

Job Description

Coordinate existing programs and engage in new efforts that address the transitions adults face in later life.  Click here to read more about the Life Transitions Committee.

Contact

Dave Castel (dcastel@earthlink.net)

Marketing Committee Members

Number of Volunteers needed: 2-3

Job Description

If you love marketing, communications and/or photography, we invite you to join the OLLI Marketing Committee! Click here to read more about the Marketing Committee.

The Marketing Committee and the people who serve on it are a dynamic, creative bunch.  We provide marketing, publicity, promotion and information distribution for all of OLLI at UNC Asheville programs and events.  Our committee's main objective is to recruit new members for OLLI, but we do so, so much more!  We oversee the production of publications, catalogs, brochures, press releases and stories about OLLI at UNC Asheville.

Interested?  We would love to talk with you and answer any questions you might have.  You are also welcome to attend our monthly meetings and really get a sense of what we do and how we operate.  

Time Commitment/Duration

Monthly meeting along with tasks as assigned.

Contact

For more information or to set up a meeting, contact David Langdon, chair of the Marketing Committee, by email: dblolliunca@gmail.com

Planning Committee

Job Description

Monitor trends, needs and challenges in lifelong learning as they relate to OLLI. Develop strategic plans, annual goals and objectives and a vision for OLLI. Click here to read more about the Planning Committee.

Contact

Barbara von Hauzen (vonhauzen@gmail.com)