Become a volunteer speaker today!

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Volunteering Are you great at speaking in public? Help AARP by giving educational lectures throughout New Jersey to help empower the 50+ community. The Speaker’s Bureau is made up of AARP members who volunteer their time and skills to keep New Jersey’s 50+ informed about the issues that matter to them. Speakers present at local community organizations, private businesses, houses of worship, and AARP chapters. Current topics include: Today’s AARP, Health Care Reform and Medicare, Prescription Affordability, Social Security and Medicare, …

Need Help With Your 1040 Forms?

Need Help With Your 1040 Forms?

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering    By Christina Hernandez Sherwood Sixteen years ago, Carol Ober answered a newspaper advertisement seeking volunteers for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. A former middle school mathematics teacher, Ober felt confident she could help other New Jersey residents prepare their taxes. “I’ve always done my family’s taxes,” said Ober, 70, of Princeton. For about 10 weeks every winter since, Ober has helped dozens of New Jersey residents complete their tax returns. In Mercer County alone, Tax-Aide volunteers assisted more than 4,000 people …

Affordable Utilities in New Jersey

Affordable Utilities in New Jersey

Posted on 11/13/2013 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Volunteering   AARP member Suad A. (not pictured here) has been volunteering with AARP for many years because she supports the AARP mission to “help people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthening communities in New Jersey and fighting for the issues that matter most to families.” But some fights are personal, she says. Unaffordable utility bills are a real challenge. Suad has joined thousands of AARP members in calling for fair and affordable utility rates. Below is the text …

Shreya and Kevin - High School Volunteers at AARP New Jersey

Reflections from an Office Task Force Volunteer

Posted on 09/16/2013 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Volunteering Shreya is a high school student who gave up her summer to volunteer at AARP New Jersey State Office. Below is her own account of her experience volunteering. Do you want to make a DIFFERENCE by volunteering at our office? Contact AARPNJ@AARP.ORG with your resume or a brief summary of your volunteer/extra-curricular experience, subject line “OFFICE TASK FORCE”   I didn’t realize the impact a small but inviting office could have on me as I walked through the AARP workplace in early June …

Volunteerism and Social Media

Posted on 07/16/2013 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Volunteering To some, social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter may seem too daunting to engage with. They can seem, on first glance, overwhelming. However, there are great benefits in taking the plunge and using social media. Social media enables people to stay more connected over greater distances and help bridge the gap between younger and older generations. Indeed, while these days, staying connected is more important than ever, it is also far more feasible. The benefits of social media …

2013 AARP Community Day of Service

Posted on 07/1/2013 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Volunteering Following the attacks on September 11th, AARP began hosting an annual “Day of Service,” a day for staff and volunteers to serve their communities across the country, in a variety of ways.    What You Can Do To Help   Whether you’ve got five minutes, five hours or five months, you can give in some way to others. There are food banks and food pantries in New Jersey communities and churches which accept donations of food, cash or your time. …