Volunteer to be spring 2024 OLLI instructor

UAF’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is currently seeking volunteer instructors for the spring. It's a wonderful, low-stress opportunity to gain teaching experience with a friendly audience while sharing your passion and knowledge.

OLLI is a non-credit educational program for adults ages 50 and up. We offer short courses in numerous subjects during fall and spring terms. Past topics have included Fairbanks tall tales, scientific history of Alaska, bird migration patterns, weather forecasting, and an assortment of recreational courses. We also have hands-on courses such as drawing, learning to play guitar, quilting, and baking.

Our volunteer instructors include UAF faculty, staff, graduate students, and knowledgeable community members. Classes can be taught by one instructor or teams.

A typical course meets once a week for 4 weeks for 75 minutes each meeting. Most courses meet between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., but we offer early evening time slots as well. You can find our course proposal form here.

Deadline for spring course proposals is Nov. 22, 2023.

OLLI Spring 2024 dates:

  • Session I: Feb. 12 – March 8
  • Session I Add-on: March 11 – 14
  • Session II: March 18 – April 12
  • Session II Add-on: April 15 - 19

For more information, please call 907-474-6607 or email uaf-olli@alaska.edu.