Lifelong Learning Institute at Virginia Tech
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Lifelong Learning Institute at Virginia Tech

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volunteer Like its many LLI counterparts across the country, the Lifelong Learning Institute at Virginia Tech depends on volunteers who develop programming and deliver service to our participants. When you sign up for classes with LLI, you become a MEMBER. We need, want, and encourage members to volunteer to support the organization in a variety of ways depending on your interest and experience. Please consider volunteering.

How to Become a Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Molly McClintock ( or Tamara Hodsden ( or complete the Volunteer Interest Form (PDF). We need your involvement!

Here are some ways to contribute:

TEACHING: If you are interested in joining the LLI faculty, please take a look at the course proposal form. We welcome your suggestions for courses, lectures, and programs. LLI instructors receive free one-term membership and free enrollment in one course.

CLASSROOM SUPPORT: Would you like to support your instructor with such things as organizing and distributing classroom information, communicating course information to classmates, and setting up the classroom where needed? Class assistants arrive early, put up directional signs, greet members, introduce the instructor, and make sure the room is arranged as needed by the instructor and restored after class. Some instructors will also appreciate assistance with A/V or handouts. Training will be provided. Larger classes may have multiple assistants.

COMMITTEE WORK: There are currently four LLI committees: Program Committee (recruits instructors, develops or approves courses and special events and field trips, oversees development and publication of the LLI catalog, and coordinates domestic or international travel opportunities); Membership Committee (recruits and supports members, and coordinates distribution of publicity materials); Volunteer Committee (recruits, trains, and coordinates volunteers to carry out a wide variety of organizational tasks, including classroom support); and Special Events Committee (plans special events and social activities for members).

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT:: LLI volunteers are needed to register members for special events, write news releases or other publicity materials, and assist with other administrative tasks. Data entry, spreadsheet, and web skills are especially appreciated.

OTHER: Can you help an instructor create powerpoint slides? Can you take photographs of LLI activities for use in publications or the website? Do you have good A/V or computer skills? Are you a good driver and willing to drive a small van for field trips? Are you willing to coordinate an informal group of members with shared interests (books, movies, geology, learning technology, crafts, whatever)?

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