Events & Opportunities

OLLI Special Events
As a member of OLLI, you are invited to attend any of our special events throughout the year.
Events are scheduled as they are planned.  Annual events include:

  • OLLI Holiday Luncheon (for members, instructors, & guests).  This is the social event of the year at OLLI.  It occurs annually around the second week of December.  A buffet lunch is provided, along with entertainment, raffles, and a small gift.  Registration is required ($5).
  • Instructor Appreciation Lunch (for OLLI instructors).  This annual event allows us to thank our instructors for their continued service to the OLLI at UCLA program.  This event is held in Westwood village around April/May of each year.
  • Donor Appreciation Luncheon (for annual donors to OLLI).  This formal luncheon takes place at the UCLA Faculty Center.  Donors who contribute more than $250 per academic year qualify.  The event features a plated 3-course meal and musical entertainment.  Donations for the current fiscal year close on June 30 and the luncheon is held in late August/Early September.

Volunteer Opportunities
Interested in volunteering?  Email and let us know.  We will add you to our volunteer email list so you will receive notifications whenever a new opportunity is available.

OLLI at UCLA has partnered with the UCLA Extension American Language Center.  OLLI members can volunteer to help their international students improve their English speaking skills through casual conversation or structured activities.  The American Language Center is located at the UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood Village, 10920 Lindbrook Drive L.A,. CA. 90024.

As a member of OLLI, you are also eligible to join the Friends of Extension volunteer program.  These volunteers provide services to UCLA Extension such as checking in students for courses or helping with any special events.  For more information about the Friends of Extension, please contact Jan Woo at or call (310) 825-1024.

Leadership Opportunities
To learn more about volunteering on a committee, please email

OLLI Advisory Board – Advisory board members meet 4 times a year (once per academic quarter) to assist with the OLLI scholarship program.  In addition, advisory board members provide feedback on strategic initiatives focused on building community and supporting members.   Appointment to the advisory board is by invitation only.

Curriculum Committee –  Curriculum committee members meet in person 1-2 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.  To be eligible for the curriculum committee, you must have been an OLLI member for at least 2 years and complete an interview process.

Development Committee – Development committee members meet twice a year with the Director of Development and assist with annual fundraising efforts. These include providing in class presentations about fundraising to fellow OLLI members in the spring time. 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.