Stay Connected: Newest Volunteer Opportunities in Maryland (updated 7/22!)

Posted on 07/22/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Events   Last updated 7/22/14 If you had the chance to help a neighbor, solve a community problem or advocate for a cause you care about, would you do it? Our members tell us that they want to make a difference, and AARP MD will showcase opportunities here for you to get connected to opportunity that make your feel great — either through AARP MD or through a community partner! Please take a look at the volunteer opportunities in Maryland below, …

Learn Why Digital Volunteering Matters at AARP’s 7/9 event

Posted on 06/8/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Events Looking to boost your knowledge of all things digital? From computer skills, to advocacy efforts, to smartphone techniques and the latest apps, learn how to hone your digital skills and become a better overall volunteer for it! Three sessions will be offered by AARP Maryland during our day-long Digital Volunteer Training program on July 9 at the campus of University of Maryland Baltimore County. To register, contact Mike Kulick at 410-895-7604. To register, contact Mike Kulick at 410-895-7604. To register, …

Free Movie Screening! “Words and Pictures” in Columbia on June 3rd

Posted on 05/27/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Events Update: This event is now closed, but look for more great Movies for Grownups screenings around Maryland soon! AARP invites you and a guest to a free AARP Movies for Grownups pre-release screening of Words and Pictures, starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche. Meet AARP staff, volunteers, and other members during the event and be sure to stop by the AARP table at the theater to learn more about what AARP is doing in your community to help everyone 50+ …

Do You Know a Great Volunteer?

Posted on 05/6/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Events Do you know someone in your community who is a shining example of volunteerism? Show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2014 AARP Maryland Andrus Award for Community Service. AARP’s most prestigious Maryland volunteer award recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others. Only one Maryland individual or couple is selected each year. The nomination deadline is Sunday, June 15. So the time to nominate is right now! For more information, eligibility requirements and nomination …

Drive to End Hunger Spring Forward Food Drive Success!

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Events “Hunger knows no holiday.”  This phrase, uttered often by the late Larry Adam, founder of the successful yearly Maryland food drive “Harvest for the Hungry,” was kept close to heart by the more than 130 AARP volunteers who staffed tables at Maryland-area Safeway stores this year from March 1-9 to encourage donations toward this year’s campaign.   Their efforts were not in vain, as this year’s Harvest for the Hungry “Spring Forward” food drive collected 4,750 bags of food for …

AARP and Partners Help Marylanders ‘Spring Forward’ During Food Drive

Posted on 02/27/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Events Daylight Saving Time (“Spring Forward”) begins on Sunday, March 9. What better way to celebrate than with a week’s worth of giving beforehand? AARP Maryland and partners (Maryland Food Bank, the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, Safeway, WBAL TV 11 and the U.S. Postal Service) will kick off the 27th Annual Harvest for the Hungry Spring Forward Food Drive on Friday, February 28 at 10 a.m. This event will take place at Faith Community Church, a longtime Maryland Food Bank …