With guidance from the Osher Advisory Board, SDSU's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute has identified a variety of potential leadership and volunteer opportunities for our members, students, and instructors. We invite Osher students' participation in forming four new Osher Institute Committees.
Four New Osher Institute Leadership & Volunteer Committees
1. Curriculum & Instructor Committee
- Seeks out new instructor prospects and provides ideas/feedback to inform Osher staff decisions when hiring new instructors and selecting course offerings
- Obtains fellow students' and members' feedback on course offerings, class schedules, and related topics
2. Student Fellowship & Events Committee
- Assists Osher staff in selecting, planning and implementing events to enhance student life such as the semester kick-offs, special events featuring distinguished guests (visionary leaders, authors, artists), and social functions both on and off campus
- Welcomes new Osher students and members
3. Marketing & Membership Committee
- Provides marketing ideas, feedback and assistance for informing potential SDSU Osher students and members of our Osher Institute's benefits
- Collects story ideas for Osher publications and assists with social media communications
- Presents about Osher at associations or community groups and/or distributes SDSU Osher publications
4. Leadership & Volunteer Opportunities Committee
- Researches and suggests ideas for potential volunteer and leadership opportunities in which SDSU Osher Institute students and members might wish to engage
- Recommends ongoing student leadership and volunteer strategies to help meet SDSU Osher goals
How to Participate
- Suggest other potential duties or express interest in serving on any of the committees by taking the Osher Leadership & Volunteer Committees Survey
- Time commitments for committee service will be determined according to each committees' goals; we anticipate meetings will range in frequency from once per semester to once per month.
- Contact the Osher program director, Emily Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Additional Volunteer Opportunities
Conversation Groups with International Students at SDSU's American Language Institute (ALI)
Conversation Groups at the American Language Institute are designed to give international students practice in conversing with native speakers and other English-language learners. Supervised by ALI staff, the sessions are lightly-structured, with topics and questions to guide the small group discussions. Students also have a chance to ask questions and explore topics of interest. Volunteers are selected to work with two to five students each session. On some occasions, games and other activities are integrated. Refreshments are served at each meeting.
When: Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm, twice a month starting on Oct. 22, Jan. 21, or March 11
Where: SDSU Gateway Center and Extended Studies Center
View the Conversation Groups flyer, fill out the ALI volunteer form, or contact the ALI student life coordinator, Alan Schuchman email@example.com.
Aztec Mentor Program – Serve as a Mentor for an SDSU Student
As a mentor, participants will spend eight to 12 hours over the course of one semester with a student mentee. The goal is to offer feedback, help him/her make connections between this experience and their academic learning, answer industry-specific questions and provide professional advice on career pathways and other career-related issues drawn from your own experiences.
Mentor benefits include:
- Opportunity to give back to SDSU by mentoring a student
- Exposure to graduates as potential employee
- The chance to develop closer links with SDSU
- Development of coaching, mentoring and professional development skills
For more information please visit the Aztec Mentor Program.