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 life.

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 groups.

Members are also encouraged to develop other outreach projects that OLLI might take part in.




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