Volunteer Help Needed

Volunteer Needs

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No one gets paid for all the great programs at Bard LLI. Half of our members volunteer,  contributing time and talents to keep LLI running.

It is fun, you get to meet new people, and, as lifetime learners, you can learn new skills. This is an opportunity to use the skills you worked so hard to gain in your career: coordinating, managing, technical, writing, people, etc. You might even learn some new skills along the way!

Please review the specific needs listed below. When you submit your name to volunteer, one of our committee chairs will contact you with more information.

For general question, email [email protected].

Members working


Tech: Volunteer Coordinator Support

When: Schedule based on times you and the volunteer coordinator can meet. Open Volunteer Spots: 1

The Basics

The LLI Volunteer Coordinator uses many tech tools to recruit and manage volunteers, such as:

  • ProClass for identifying volunteer candidates among the membership;
  • Email blasts (with MailChimp) to publicize different LLI volunteer needs;

Membership Development Committee

Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Promote LLI as a member-managed organization. This lively team keeps many balls in the air
successfully: New Member Services, Volunteer Coordination, Leadership Development, Social


  • The core committee meets for about an hour each month via Zoom.

LLI Calendar Administrator

Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Want to learn more about how LLI works? There is a need for an LLI calendar administrator to contact committee chairs and keep future calendars updated. You can see an example of the current calendar on the bottom of the LLI home page.

Tech: Payment Data Entry

When: June - July each year Open Volunteer Spots: 1

Process payment information for new and renewing members. Update LLI’s membership roster for the coming year based on payments. 

You will be trained in ProClass, LLI’s registration software. 

This is a time-limited,

Mentors for New LLI Members

When: July and August each year Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Continue LLI’s unique welcoming tradition by taking one or two new members informally under your wing.


● About two summer hours; informal contact thereafter.


● Contact your new mentees by phone or email in late July.

Tech: Email Blast Coordinator

Open Volunteer Spots: 1

The Basics

LLI sends out periodic email messages to our mailing list using MailChimp. This requires coordination with the responsible committee (for example, the Curriculum Committee oversees catalog releases, Membership Development oversees messages to new members). We try to be proactive in these messages so no one is scrambling at midnight the day before an email blast goes out!

Curriculum: Class Presenters and Producers

Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Our courses are the lifeblood of Bard LLI. We are always looking for people to present classes and to produce classes. Anyone may develop and propose a course in an area of expertise or interest. Many members have deep knowledge in an academic or interest area.

Photographers and Videographers

When: At LLI learning programs and special events. Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Bard LLI needs volunteers to tell our stories and to build its new photo/video library. Candidates must possess an interest in photography, a willingness to learn, and an enthusiasm about Bard LLI.

You don’t need to be a professional photographer to help.