Helping Hands: Current Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on 06/17/2015 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

 

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Did you know that Tennessee ranks among the top states in the entire U.S. for AARP volunteers?  We truly are the Volunteer State!

Members and friends are working with us statewide to make our communities more livable for people of all ages, provide resources for folks caring for loved ones and raise awareness about fraud and scams.  Below, you’ll find even more ways to help!

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Life Reimagined Event Coordinator

We need an active, outgoing, volunteer to help track events and support the work of our Life Reimagined guides. This dynamic leader should be tech-savvy, friendly, and organized. Sound like you?  Email Tara at tshaver@aarp.org with LIFE REIMAGINED in the subject line.

Congressional District Leaders

We are looking for folks to form relationships with staff in the district office of members of Congress (MoC), share AARP material when requested, and meet with MoC.  Leaders are needed in Congressional Districts 3 (Rep. Fleischmann), 4 (Rep. DesJarlais) and 9 (Rep. Cohen).  Find your congressman and district here. To apply, send your contact information and resume or experience summary by email to Shelley at scourington@aarp.org with CD LEAD in the subject line.

Communications 

Help with communications and event promotion in your area!  Assist us with building relationships with local media and conducting other local outreach to help tell the AARP story.  To lend a hand, send an email to Rob Naylor at rnaylor@aarp.org with COMMUNICATIONS in the subject line.

 

RECRUITMENT SPOTLIGHT:

East Tennessee Volunteer Leader

We are looking for an active and outgoing person in East Tennessee to serve as a volunteer leader. The key duties are:

  • Identify opportunities for AARP to participate in or lead events and service projects
  • Serve as a member of the Leadership Team that represents the East Division
  • Assist with the recruitment of new volunteers
  • Work with AARP staff partner to grow impact and relevance

 

To learn more, please email Stacy at spennington@aarp.org with East TN Leader in the subject line.

Office/Clerical

Administrative volunteer needed who is detail oriented.  This volunteer would file, code expense statements, and help with various  administrative duties.  Volunteer must be willing to come into the office one day per week of their choosing except Friday, and work at least five hours.  Parking would be validated.  Please contact Michelle Wisner at mwisner@aarp.org with OFFICE VOLUNTEER in the subject line if you are interested.  Please provide information about yourself and your work history.

Driver Safety Program

AARP is looking for dedicated volunteers to be Driver Safety Program instructors.  Potential instructors must have completed the new course in 2014, must have Internet service, and an email address.  Please contact George Coleman, State Coordinator, at georgecoleman21@bellsouth.net if you are interested in learning more about this volunteer opportunity.  Tennessee counties where instructors are needed are: Greene, Johnson, Hawkins, Sevier, Anderson, Campbell, Union, Claiborne, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Roan, Washington, Carter, Tipton, Dyer, Weakley, Obion, Putnam, McMinn, Monroe, Bledsoe, Sequatchie, Smith, Dekalb, Macon, Trousdale, Humphreys and Dickson

Tax Aide  

We are looking to add members to our awesome Tax Aide team. If you are interested in helping folks prepare taxes for a few months out of the year, please contact tnvolunteer@aarp.org with TAX PREP HELP in the subject line.  Volunteers are desperately needed in the Memphis area, but there are needs statewide.

Volunteer On-boarding and Support

The volunteer support team helps with follow-up of new volunteer recruits, orientation, and the first few volunteer experiences, including office volunteers.  We want to get folks oriented and “on the ground” soon after they express an interest in working with us.  To help us with volunteer on-boarding, please email Lisa at lcollier@aarp.org with VOLUNTEER SUPPORT in the subject line.

Clarksville Community Leader

We are looking for an active and outgoing resident of Clarksville/Montgomery County to serve as a community liaison and volunteer leader.  You will help connect members with volunteer opportunities and work hand in hand with a great team of community partners. The time commitment is flexible but this is a leadership-level position so 2-5 hours per week of networking and communication is needed to be successful. To learn more, please email Tara at tshaver@aarp.org with Clarksville in the subject line.

Clarksville Travel Trainer Project

Are you friendly and organized? We’re looking for a “behind the scenes” volunteer to help launch an exciting new program in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area. This busy bee will work side-by-side with the awesome staff at Clarksville Transit to help coordinate volunteers for the Travel Trainer project. Interested? Email Tara at tshaver@aarp.org with Travel Trainer in the subject line.

 

All of our volunteer leadership positions are selected by an application and interview process and will be open until filled.

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