Taken from the course catalog of the Osher Lifelong Learning
Institute at Duke University in North Carolina. This contains some
excellent ideas for other LLI volunteer projects.
The knowledge and experience of OLLI members has been much sought
after and appreciated by a variety of community agencies. The following
projects would be delighted to add new volunteers to their ranks.
Duke Children’s Hospital – We are investigating
the many ways in which OLLI members might ease the lives of children
and families at Duke Hospital.
Elementary School Volunteering & Tutoring –
Could you spare some time to help a child? You know how important
it is to love to learn – won’t you share that with a child?
We now have two adopted schools: Club Boulevard Humanities Magnet
School in Durham and Estes Hills Elementary School in Chapel Hill.
Both schools need volunteers to help the students and teachers. Won’t
you tutor a child, help in the classroom or assist a teacher with
one of their many special projects? Training will be available at
both schools for those who would like it. Remembers – an hour
a week of your time and talent could make a big difference in a child’s
Duke Center for Aging and Human Development –
We have volunteered for studies in the Center for Aging. We have also
worked with the Center on a project using the Internet to address
the issues of loneliness in retirement home residents.
Duke University’s International House –
University International House provides many services for international
students and faculty at Duke. You can help by being an “International
Friend” or by participating in English language conversation
Members are also encouraged to develop other outreach projects
that OLLI might take part in.