Volunteer Leader Honored at Dodgers Game

Posted on 07/23/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Volunteering On our first  AARP Dodgers Game night, we honored our Executive Council member Patricia Pérez for her great contributions in helping us better reach the Latino community, and others, in the Golden State.  As part of our partnership with the Dodgers this year, her honoring ceremony was framed by our AARP’s Real Possibilities brand and message which was shown on the ballpark’s LEDs banners and vision board. Pérez’s recognition in reaching the community gave volunteers and staff of the L.A. …

Nominate Your Volunteer Hero Today!

Posted on 06/18/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Volunteering Know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older from your city? Is there someone out there that just knocks your socks off every time you hear about the work that they are doing in their community? AARP invites you to nominate your volunteer hero for our annual award. AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2014 California Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Californians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their …

Help and Have Fun at Ideas@50+ in San Diego

Posted on 06/13/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Volunteering AARP’s new annual experience, Ideas@50+ is heading to San Diego from September 4th through the 6th and we’re looking for volunteers! The three day event features celebrity speakers and entertainers, workshops, concerts, and a huge exhibit floor. Volunteers work a maximum of four-hour shifts, directing and welcoming visitors to various activities. In exchange, volunteers will receive admission to the convention, a volunteer t-shirt and thank you gift. Free parking and meal vouchers are provided for your volunteer day!   See you there! Sign …

New AARP President Poised for Next Challenge

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering By Ray Huard When she turned 50, Jeannine English celebrated by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. “I had always wanted to do something like that,” English said of her trek up the mountain. “This is the year of my 60th birthday and I haven’t figured out what to do.” As the new AARP president, English is ready to take on challenges this month that could be as daunting as scaling a 19,340-foot peak. She succeeds Robert Romasco as the association’s principal volunteer …

Needed: Volunteer Leaders in Los Angeles, San Diego and the Bay Area

Posted on 05/23/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Volunteering Many of you have had rewarding careers in which you’ve gained excellent experience – experience that can be valuable to others. If you are still working full-time or part-time, the skills you have can also be of value outside of your workplace. We invite you to bring those talents and your knowledge to our organization and become an active AARP volunteer. Together, we can make a difference! AARP is a diverse community of members with a collective strength to drive …

California’s Nurse Alice Benjamin Joins AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute

Posted on 03/21/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Volunteering Alice Benjamin, best known as “Nurse Alice,” recently joined the second class of AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute (VLI). Alice is a clinical nurse specialist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Hospital and serves as the Affordable Care Act Education Advisor for AARP California. For the past year and a half, Nurse Alice has been working to ensure that 50+ individuals understand the benefits and protections within the Affordable Care Act and how the law works for them and their families. There’s a lot to …