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Interested in volunteering? Want to help international students improve their English speaking skills! Check out these wonderful opportunities with the UCLA Extension American Language Center.  Email osher@uclaextension.edu if you’d like to participate or to be added to our volunteer email list.

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Casual Conversation with international students studying English

Help international students with their English communication skills by discussing your experiences in international travel, cultural interactions, and life in America through engaging, casual conversation with students from all over the world.

Be A Guest Judge at an Awards Showcase Ceremony

Help international students with their English communication as they showcase their English skills, projects and special talents. We are looking for 3 or 4 volunteers to be Guest Judges to help evaluate the various student presentationsAlso, Osher members are invited volunteer be an authentic (non-school) audience member for the benefit of the students.  

Be a Guest Audience Member for international students’ presentations.

English communication students will be giving 3 multimedia presentations to our new incoming students about life in Los Angeles.  The presentations are 5-10 minutes each.  We are looking for 4 or 5 OSHER volunteers to be the authentic (native speaking) audience during these

presentations and to engage in a 20 minute post presentation discussion with the student presenters afterwards, chatting about their life in L.A. and their lives in their home countries.

A BLOG about YOU!  A biographic interview of an OSHER member by international students to be posted on the OLLI website.

Do you want to share some interesting life experiences or your life story?  Help international students with their interviewing and writing skills by having them write a short biography as you share your story with them during a couple of interview sessions.

Two 1-hour meetings at your convenience with a pair of international students at lunch or afterschool at Lindbrook Center.  


The American Language Center is located at the UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood Village is located at 10920 Lindbrook Drive L.A,. CA. 90024 . Free parking underneath the Gayley Center will be provided for confirmed volunteers.



Without participation and input from our members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCLA, we could not continuously improve and provide our community of learners a challenging and robust program. We depend in large part on the contributions of members to help guide programming, fundraising, and marketing ideas.  To learn more about volunteering on a committee, email osher@uclaextension.edu

OLLI Advisory Board
Advisory committee members meet four times a year (once a quarter)  and assist with the OLLI scholarship program as well as other strategic initiatives focused on building community and supporting members.  To be eligible, you must be an active OLLI member and an annual OLLI donor (donation can be of any size).

Curriculum Committee
Curriculum committee members meet in person 2 times a year and provide feedback via email as needed.  The Curriculum Committee assists staff by identifying new instructors for the program, sharing highlights from OLLI courses, and promoting the OLLI program.  Curriculum committee members also provide ideas for new courses, volunteer opportunities, or special events.

Development Committee
Development committee members meet twice a year with the Director of Devlopment and assist with annual fundraising efforts.  To be eligible, you must be an active OLLI member and an annual OLLI donor (donation can be of any size).  Click here for more details about the OLLI Development Committee.