About OLLI at UNLV Volunteerism

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNLV is supported and maintained by dedicated Volunteers. 

Our members create and instruct classes, work on committees,  maintain the OLLI at UNLV common areas, and more!  All members are encouraged to participate and share their time and passions with their OLLI peers.

The Volunteerism & Community Outreach Committee is available to assist with pairing members and volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Roles & Descriptions

Attendance Tracking: Volunteers are requested for support 3 times throughout the semester to update class rosters for instructor use. Learn more about this volunteer attendance tracking. 

Envelope/Bag Stuffer: Throughout the semester, volunteers will assist with member mailings including New Member and Membership Renewal Packets. 

Event Support: Volunteers will assist staff and committees with event material preparation or attend events to assist with food/material distribution. Events may include socials, community events, Instructor Meetings, and Open Houses.

Expo Support: Volunteers are requested to attend expo events and share information about the OLLI at UNLV program with potential members in the community. 

Film Festival: Volunteers will assist with helping members find the room of the movie they would like to view, event set-up and break down, serve lunches, and share in the excitement of our annual festival!

Hospitality: Coffee Room Hosts will maintain the common area and refresh snacks and beverages. Computer Lab Hosts will assist with completing copy requests and maintain supplies for instructors. Learn more about hospitality volunteer opportunities. 

Individual Class Sign-Ups: Volunteers will assist members with selecting their classes for the semester. Volunteers should be able to teach members how to fill out electronic surveys.

Open House Volunteers: The OLLI Open House attracts over 500 current and prospective members to the UNLV Student Union to meet instructors, pay for membership, have directory photos taken, and sign-up for semester events. Volunteers assist with distributing material, answering questions, and promoting all that OLLI has to offer. Learn more about volunteering for open house

Phone-a-thon: The Fundraising Committee needs up to 40 volunteers for the week of this event. For each call period, 10-15 volunteers are needed to encourage OLLI members to support our program. Suggested script and training are provided, and refreshments will be served.

Technology Support: Members familiar with technology are needed to assist with training in the OLLI classrooms. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, contact Technology Chair, Mark Marcario at mmarcario@gmail.com. Learn more about tech support volunteer opportunities. 

How to Become a Volunteer 

To become an OLLI at UNLV Volunteer, members can contact any member of the Volunteerism & Community Outreach Committee at ollivolunteer2017@gmail.com.

We look forward to having you share your time and passions with your fellow members and the community!