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Volunteer with OLLI

OLLI at Emory could not function without the dedicated service of the members who volunteer. You can contribute your ideas and expertise by volunteering to serve on an OLLI committee. Each committee has a different function and time requirement. Below are the current standing committees. You are welcome to join a committee at any time by letting the OLLI staff or committee chair know of your interest.

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OLLI Committees

Curriculum Committee

Brings forward recommendations for course topics, instructors, and speakers; contacts potential instructors; reviews course proposals; summarizes course evaluations; and helps to build each term's schedule of courses. This committee holds two meetings to plan each term. Chair: Joan Cioffi

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Membership and Community Engagement Committee

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 1. Working with OLLI staff to develop and enact plans that will recruit, orient, and retain new OLLI members. 2. Helping to connect and promote relationships with community partners to recruit members and build community awareness of OLLI program. 3. Promoting opportunities for involvement with community partners Chair: Currently Open

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Leadership Council

Represents the membership in providing advice on the general direction, program, services, and policies of OLLI. This committee meets monthly. Chair: Joan Cioffi

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Events and Hospitality Committee

1. Fosters a friendly, welcoming, and open OLLI community by planning opportunities for our members to connect and socialize, enjoy local events, and learn about the Atlanta area 2. Hosts the new member Meet and Greet and the Holiday party in December 3. Communicates and collaborates with OLLI Travel Committee. Chair: Muriel Littman

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Plans and implements short-term and long range activities to help meet the annual fundraising goals that supplement revenue-producing efforts of OLLI. This committee meets once per term, at minimum. Chair: Rich Dundon



Develops a variety of educational travel opportunities of OLLI members and prospective members. Committee meets as needed throughout the term. Co-Chairs: Shelia Segal and Allan Hing

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