OLLI is what it is today because of our volunteers!


Volunteers help with everything from baking cookies to serving on our advisory board.

 Volunteers at Ice Cream Social

Our monthly newsletter has calls for volunteer opportunities, such as baking cookies for upcoming events or staffing our fair booth. When classes are in session, we always need Classroom Assistants, whose duties include picking up cookies and attendance sheets from the office and bringing them to the classroom. In addition, we have more substantial ongoing volunteer opportunities, such as serving on committees or our board.


Curriculum Committee:

Are you excited when the new OLLI catalog arrives in your mailbox? Each spring and fall we offer about 125 classes, and our curriculum committee helps make this possible. Planning our next course catalog is a major task. Volunteers help recruit instructors, as well as getting the final commitment (and paperwork) from instructors so that a class is a “go.” The committee also ensures that we offer a well-rounded and intriguing collection of classes, with the goal that there will be a class for everybody.

Diversity Committee:

Do you have ideas for how to invite and include under-represented groups into our OLLI community? Or ideas for classes that might be of interest to groups who are currently not well-represented in OLLI? We’d love to become a welcoming and inclusive space for all of Fairbanks. Please help us make this happen!

Day trips Committee:

Every year, usually in the summer, OLLI offers free day trips for members. In the past, we've toured GVEA's new solar array, learned about bird banding, and visited a miniature horse farm. This committee makes these trips happen.

Hospitality Committee:

Do you enjoy OLLI's social events, such as our Fall Kick-Off Ice Cream Social or Annual Membership Meeting? This committee helps with behind-the-scenes logistics. 


Ready to Help? Sign up for a committee by contacting the OLLI office or directly through your online account.

Tip: In your online account, click on the gear icon or your name in the upper right corner and then select "my account." Scroll down until you see the section where you can update your preferences, including your volunteer preferences.