Statewide Food Drive Sept. 8-15

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering  To meet the challenge of hunger statewide, AARP Virginia is coordinating a food drive throughout the Old Dominion Sept. 8-15. Volunteers can help at more than 150 collection sites, and donations will go to local food pantries. In Virginia, nearly 16 percent of food bank visitors are 65 or older, according to the AARP Public Policy Institute. Even so, nearly 6 percent of older Virginians are at risk of hunger. To organize a local food drive, download tips at createthegood.org/howto. …

Join AARP at Virginia’s Premier Volunteer Conference This July

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Volunteering The Greater Richmond Association for Volunteer Administrator (GRAVA) Conference is Virginia’s premier gathering of volunteer and service leaders from the nonprofit, corporate, and local government sectors.  Non-profit professionals are invited to the 2014 GRAVA Volunteerism Professional Development Conference in Richmond, July 10. GRAVA is a professional membership organization that promotes and supports excellence in the management and leadership of volunteers in the Greater Richmond area through professional development, networking, and advocacy. AARP Virginia has been a long standing partner with …

Take the Food Drive Challenge This Fall to Help Fight Hunger

Posted on 04/23/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Volunteering Fighting hunger in Virginia is a challenge AARP Virginia is taking on, and everyone can help families in their own communities in September. Last fall, The AARP Virginia Statewide Community Food Drive collected over 125,000 pounds of food during the week-long challenge. This year’s goal is to collect over 150,000 pounds. In order to reach this goal we are calling on all Virginians to take part in the 2014 challenge the week of September 11. Participating is as easy as …

Getting on the Road to Safer Driving

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering By Sue Lindsey Bob Monroe had a spotless driving record going into his 70s, so when a police officer waved at him as he passed through a school zone, it never occurred to him there was a problem. He waved back, figuring it might be someone he knew. Monroe, who was pulled over and ticketed for going 4 miles per hour over the speed limit near that Henrico County school, ended up being grateful to the officer. “I may have …

The Holiday Project is inviting you to celebrate Easter with the Community

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

Volunteering Celebrate Easter with people living in senior facilities who may have no other holiday visitors.   The Holiday Project is continuing its efforts this spring with Easter Sunday community visits to many people in nursing homes and assisted living facilities who will spend the holidays without family. “Many of the volunteers who participated in the December 25th event sponsored by The Holiday Project, AARP Virginia and Beth Sholom Temple asked if we could do it again.” said Sally Cooney Anderson, …

Join us at the Venture into Volunteering Fair

Posted on 02/18/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Volunteering Boomers and Older Adults: Venture into Volunteering! Thursday, March 27 10 a.m. – Noon Frying Pan Park Visitor Center 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA FREE PRIZES AND REFRESHMENTS Your time and talents can create meaningful change in our community – find out how at the Venture into Volunteering Fair! Community and county agency representatives will be on hand to discuss a wide range of opportunities including helping kids with homework, delivering meals on wheels and becoming a court appointed …