Volunteer Fair Oct. 25, 2017
The Board of Advisors of OLLI at Duke is pleased to invite you
to the Second Annual Volunteer Fair
to be held at
The John Sprunt Hill House
900 S. Duke Street
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time: 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Refreshments and Door Prizes Provided
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As all of you know, OLLI at Duke is a very successful lifelong learning program. It is is the top ten percent of all OLLIs across the nation in terms of both the number of members and the number of courses offered. We currently have almost 2,300 members and we are growing. To make this happen, we have a Director, an Assistant, and three part-time staff… and over 400 members who volunteer their services every year! Sustaining an organization of our size is just not possible without our cadre of volunteers.
Many of our volunteers have been giving of their time and service for many years. Others have joined us recently. But all those who are currently volunteering understand that OLLI at Duke is really an educational co-operative program. We are all both members and ‘owners'. To receive, we must give.
Our ever-growing catalog is filled with high quality courses offered at extraordinarily low cost. We are more than individual lifelong learners, we are community bound together by our love of learning. We learn and develop community in the classroom, the museum, the social events, and activities.
Many of our members don’t know quite how OLLI at Duke works “behind the curtain.” Many members would be willing to volunteer if they only saw an opportunity that fit their time available, interests, and skills. This Annual Volunteer Fair is designed to provide all the information you will need to connect as a volunteer either now or in the future.
The Fair will have current volunteers from all our committees staffing tables to answer your questions and share their experiences. We will also have a Board member giving a brief overview presentation several times during the Fair about how the Board and Duke staff work together to create OLLI at Duke.
We want you to feel the warmth of our volunteer organization. We'll have live music (the Dixie Dukes and Scott Schillin) and a light lunch as well as things to drink. In addition, we will be offering several unique door prizes.
Come and learn more about YOUR OLLI at Duke!
Ginny Knight, President