• DONATING YOUR TIME TO OLLI AT DU

    OLLI at DU is a volunteer-driven organization.  We are a community of approximately 2000 members who enjoy the opportunities for lifelong learning and social interaction.  There are 14 part-time staff members and 1 full-time executive director.  In order to continue to serve the Denver Metro area as the premier lifelong learning community, we need assistance in a couple of key areas and are asking our members to volunteer a few hours of their time, to use their talents and faciliate a course, or to donate funds to keep our program robust. 

    (NEW) - OFFICE SUPPORT CADRE

    The OLLI at DU Office is located in the University College building on S. Josephine Street near DU.  We are currently creating a group of office volunteers who will monitor the phone and answer members' questions regarding how to preview the catalog, how to register, how to access an online course with a Zoom link and other general questions about our program.  OLLI members who are interested are encouraged to volunteer an hour or two a week.  There will be a workshop for volunteers and we have created a checklist which will be in the office and which will contain FAQs and responses.  If interested, please email olli@du.du  

    CLASS ASSISTANT

    Each term our facilitators offer a wealth of lifelong learning opportunites for our members.  Each of the facilitators is provided a class assistant in order to monitor attendance, provide in-person and/or online assistance, and make OLLI at DU announcements.  Workshops are held at the beginning of the term to review responsibilities.  If you are interested in serving as a Class Assistant, please contact Jackie Wyant at jacqueline.wyant@du.edu

    DONATING YOUR TALENTS TO OLLI AT DU

    FACILITATING A COURSE

    OLLI at DU facilitators have a wide variety of backgrounds - from retired space engineers, to doctors, lawyers, educators, marketing professionals, editors.  The list goes on and this wealth of backgrounds and experiences is the key ingredient to our program.  Our facilitators pursue a passion -be it in the fields of history, literature, music, STEM, art, health and wellness, or philosophy, religion and psychology.  They volunteer to develop and faciliate a course which extends their knowledge to their peers.  OLLI is always looking for new faciliators to donate their talents!  OLLI provides workshops on effective facilitation to older adults and will encourage you to work with other OLLI facilitators until you feel comfortable.  If you are interested in faciliating a course, please contact one of the Site Managers listed on our Contact Information tab.

    MARKETING 

    OLLI at DU has been described by many members as the "best kept secret in Denver."  We would like to expand beyond "word of mouth" marketing and develop short and long term action plans for bringing awareness of this program to other older adults.  If you have a marketing background or you live in or part of an active adult organization that you feel would be interested in our program, please contact Jackie Wyant at jacqueline.wyant@du.edu 

This portfolio last updated: 02-Dec-2022 2:14 PM