Volunteer Service

There are a myriad of ways that Emeritus College members help fulfill the mission of the College. Below are some ways that members actively engage in service to the University.

Members of the Emeritus College teach courses in the Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning (OLLI), which is a part of Emory Continuing Education.  Clark Poling (Art History), John Bugge (English), Herb Benario (Classics), and Michael Zeiler (Psychology) are among the Emeritus College OLLI instructors.

International MedShare and Atlanta Food Bank:Emeriti and others from the Emory community collectively volunteer to sort and package salvaged medical supplies to developing nations.  Via the EUEC's Service Committee, members are also very active in assisting with the annual Thanksgiving Food drive for the Atlanta Food Bank.

The Beckett Project:  The papers of playwright and novelist Samuel Beckett are housed in the MARBL. EUEC member, Brenda Bynum (Theater/Drama) leads a small group of Beckett papers editors.

The Emeritus College is immersed in the Senior Mentor Program in the health sciences. Since September 2012, some 26 members of the Emeritus College each have been assigned a “tutee” from the Medical School, the Nursing School, or the Physician’s Assistant Program, and meet with that person once a month over a period of 12 months.  For details about the Senior Mentor Program, visit: http://aging.emory.edu/documents/Binder1.pdf