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Southern Oregon University

As a member-run program, OLLI at SOU relies on the talents, skills, and time of members to support its activities and to keep membership costs affordable. Participation as a volunteer deepens connections with other members and provides an opportunity to pursue interests and to develop new skills. Everyone has abilities that can be used to keep OLLI the outstanding organization that it is.

Contact the OLLI office at 541-552-6048 or email if you'd like to help.


Download the list of committees in PDF format.

Volunteer Opportunities



Community Relations

Recommends program enhancements to improve members’ satisfaction and communicates membership benefits to the greater community via publicity, promotional materials and website information. Computer graphic arts skills would be welcome.


Solicits, selects and/or rejects course proposals and edits course descriptions.  Works with instructors/facilitators to assure high quality, professional classes.


Shall review OLLI facilities to identify where efficiencies, improved class benefits, and cost-savings can occur; make recommendations about such changes, improvements, remodeling and new construction.


Help set up chairs and refreshments, and generally help the instructors. They also read the announcements, pass out the attendance rosters and turn off equipment at end of class.

Instructional Media

Defines the operation of the audio-visual equipment and teaches facilitators and hosts how to use the equipment for their classes.


Maintains the grounds around Campbell Center in Ashland.

LINK Newsletter

Produces our newsletter. Individual responsibilities include writing, editing, proofreading, taking photographs and meeting deadlines. A newspaper background is helpful.


Selects a ballot of candidates to fill the vacancies on the Council.

Office Volunteer

Staffs the reception desk at Campbell Center when needed. Good communication skills, including an ability to handle voice mail, are key for members of this committee. Prior office experience is helpful, although training is provided.

Resource Development

Increases OLLI members’ participation as volunteers as well as generates funds for current and future OLLI needs through events and programs.


Plans events, trips, gatherings, movies, exhibits, etc., along with the annual picnic in June.

Special Events

Plans and coordinate Community Lectures, Community Forums and Vital Issues.

Teach/ Facilitate

Interesting classes are the heart of OLLI at SOU! To teach/facilitate a class, simply complete a Course Proposal form located online or in the OLLI office