Outreach events and projects involve short-term, episodic, or one-day commitments.

Assisting at OLLI Events and Programs

Info Sessions: Be part of the excitement of each new term: greet attendees and faculty, assist with class registration, or assist at the volunteer table. Open House volunteers will be able to participate in the event to hear from the upcoming term’s instructors and meet new OLLI members. Time commitment: 2-3 hours on day of Info Session.

Lecture Check-In: Greet and check in OLLI members and guests at the lecture series held in Fall, Winter, or Spring Terms. Time commitment: 30-45 minutes prior to lecture start time.

Happy Hour: Help organize an informal social event held periodically at local Berkeley “watering holes.” Time commitment: 2-3 hours working with event organizer.

Tabling at Outreach Events

Community Events: Help staff the OLLI information booth at events like the Solano Stroll and the Bay Area Book Festival. Time commitment: 2-3 hour shifts.

Cal Events: Help staff an information table at select UCB events such as Homecoming. Time commitment: 2-3 hour shifts.

Providing Other Outreach Assistance

Brochure Distribution: Distribute OLLI promotional materials to businesses and organizations in your community and in your sphere of influence. Time commitment: Depends on geographic area covered, type of distribution, and transportation to/from sites.

Writer: Write short articles for the OLLI newsletter, such as a faculty interview or volunteer profile, or for local publications, in coordination with OLLI staff. Time commitment: Varies.

How To Volunteer