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Volunteer Opportunities

2016-2017 Curriculum Committee

Please join us in welcoming our new Curriculum Committee members for the 2015-2016 year!  The purpose of this committee is to assist in the strategic development, preparation, and scheduling of Osher curriculum. We welcome our new members and thank them for their unwavering commitment to our program! - The Osher Team

Dolores Hamady

Dolores Hamady

Hank Graham

Hank Graham

Peg Moore

Peg Moore     


Roger Free

Roger Free

Virgina Holten

Virginia Holten


We encourage our passionate and enthusiastic members to consider volunteer opportunities at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.  Volunteering is a great way to connect with peers and give back to your community.  Whatever level of involvement you choose, we are sure to have a role just right for you!


Goal: To provide outstanding customer service to members and instructors by acting as main point of contact for questions/concerns during class hours.

  • Serve as main point of contact during class hours
  • Notify Osher staff of any questions/concerns
  • Serve as an "assistant" for the instructor (Introduce them, assist with handouts, etc.)
  • Make announcements as assigned by Osher staff
  • Manage attendance sheet
  • Welcome new students 


Goal: To facilitate and lead (4) week intersession discussion groups for Osher members

  • Select an educational DVD provided by the Osher office
  • View and study the DVD before the start of class 
  • Initiate discussion topics each week for class members
  • Manage the flow of conversation to spark new ideas for conversation


Goal: To promote Osher throughout the community and disseminate catalogs where appropriate

  • Disseminate Osher catalogs throughout the community (libraries, community centers, churches, coffee shops, etc.) or as assigned 
  • Refer potential instructors to Osher staff
  • Seek new opportunities to promote Osher (Presentations at local rotary meetings, Kiwanis clubs, community groups, etc.)
  • Be knowledegable about the Osher program overall to assist with questions from the community


Goal: To engage in English-language conversation with international students from the American Language Culture Institute at CSUSM

  • Engage international students in discussion to help them practice conversing with native English speakers
  • Share meaningful experiences and explore cultural values together
  • Form lasting relationships with students from around the globe!

If you'd like to volunteer with Osher or have questions regarding any of these opportunities, please email us.