Carnegie Mellon University

Volunteer with Osher at CMU

As a volunteer driven organization, there are many ways for members to volunteer with Osher at CMU. If you're interested in learning more about any of the the volunteer opportunities below or ways that you can share your talents with us, send us an email at

Zoom Class Monitors

If you volunteer to be a Zoom Class Monitor, that means you are open to being asked to help in the classes for which you are registered, if your study leader needs you. Each study leader will be assigned a Zoom Class Monitor prior to the start of course. When you arrive to class and see the study leader, tell them that you are there and are ready to take on this role. 


  • Make sure participants’ names display their full name.
  • If your study leader wants, lock the meeting.
  • If needed, mute participants to prevent background noise.
  • Keep an eye on the time. Notify the instructor when there are about five minutes left.
  • If needed, remove any participant who behaves inappropriately.
Zoom Class Monitor Training Information (pdf)

Volunteer on a Committee

Opportunities for Members

Osher at CMU relies heavily on volunteers. We have a small paid staff to run the office, but as a membership organization, member involvement is vital to the life of the organization.  Most committees are typically filled in July. If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, please call the Osher office, 412-268-7489.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prospects are not Osher Members. Committee participation is limited to Osher Members only. 

Standing Committees:

The members of the Osher at CMU Curriculum Committee encourage both existing and new study leaders to offer courses each term.   To foster and develop support and camaraderie among its members the committee works in teams. 

Curriculum Committee Charter

The Finance Committee monitors the financial health of the organization, provides input and assistance for development of the annual budget, and oversees the funds that Osher at CMU has invested.

Finance Committee Charter

The Leadership Committee is responsible for Director orientation and development, publicizing opportunities for members to contribute to Osher at CMU, developing succession plans, identifying potential future leaders, and helping to engage and involve potential leaders in Osher at CMU activities.

Leadership Committee Charter

The Membership/Social Committee welcomes new members, awards scholarships, and sends condolences. It organizes the Annual Meeting, the New Member Reception, and other social events.

Membership/Social Committee Charter

The Nominating Committee solicits applications and nominations from the Osher at CMU membership for Directors, interviews applicants, and presents a slate of proposed Directors to the Board at its April meeting for the Board's review and vote. The resulting slate is announced to the membership no later than 14 days prior to the Annual Meeting.

Nominating Committee Charter

The Human Resources Committee makes recommendations regarding employment policies and procedures and serves as a resource for the Executive Director regarding employment and benefits issues. The committee reviews staff compensation and benefits to ensure that they are competitive and makes recommendations to the Executive Committee for any changes. Human Resource experience a with a non-profit organization is particularly helpful.

Human Resources Committee Charter