AARP Nevada volunteersAARP Nevada helps more than 300,000 members across the Silver State with Real Possibilities for living their best lives – but we can’t do it without you!  Volunteers are at the heart of our organization, participating in community events, meeting with civic groups, advocating with legislators on key issues, helping in our office and much more.  There are many ways to get involved and lend your time and talent to make a difference for 50+ Nevadans across the state. 

Check out the  following list, covering many of the important roles for volunteers with AARP Nevada.  If you’re interested in any of these opportunities, please email us at aarpnv@aarp.org indicating the area(s) you’d like to learn more about.   We look forward to having you on the team!  

Caregiving Ambassadors
Do you relate to caregiving issues? Have you been a caregiver in the past? We’re looking to train a team of volunteers on caregiving issues including available AARP and community resources.  These volunteers will conduct presentations for small-to-medium sized groups and will help us identify new opportunities for presentations. We may ask these volunteers to attend community events as AARP issue experts. These volunteers will coordinate closely with staff for support and engagement.

Community Events Team/Community Ambassadors
Would you like to help staff AARP exhibit booths around the community? Or work with your local senior or community center to provide AARP publications and resources to them? These volunteers pick up resources at the state office, help set-up at events, staff the AARP exhibit table, help clean-up, and return leftover resources to the state office. Some of these volunteers monitor and supply AARP publications to specific community locations. Volunteers must have knowledge of AARP resources and/or up to date issue talking points. Volunteers will work closely with Community Event Volunteer Lead and staff. Volunteers will be provided with issue-specific training to engage with the public and members.

Health Care Issue Presenters
There are many important and time-sensitive health care issues that Nevadans need to learn more about. Do you want to help? The Affordable Care Act has many new benefits that become effective in 2013 and 2014. Nevada will soon implement Medicaid expansion and the new Nevada health insurance marketplace. We’ll train a team of volunteers on these issues who will then conduct presentations for small-to-medium size groups and help us identify new opportunities and locations for presentations.  Volunteers may be asked to attend community events as AARP Issue Experts. These volunteers will coordinate closely with staff for support and engagement.

Letter Writers & Online Commenters
Love to write? Always looking at news websites? These volunteers will help support key issues for AARP Nevada members by answering email “calls to action” to promptly write and submit letters to the editor to their local newspapers, and to comment on and “share” important news stories.  We are seeking volunteers from communities throughout the state for this group. 

Member Assistance Team
Are you a friendly, helpful person that likes sharing information with others? Maybe you’d like to join this volunteer team. These volunteers staff the front desk at the AARP Nevada State Office helping AARP members and others with basic AARP information, accepting deliveries, and working on special office projects as needed. Training will be provided to team members.

Photographers
Do you have a great eye for photography and your own camera? We are seeking photographers to help cover AARP events and activities throughout the state, and to assist with other needs for original photos – from landmarks, landscapes and favorite spots to AARP friends in the community.  You might see your work in AARP Nevada newsletters and materials, and on our social media sites! Volunteers interested in photography might also help our office with organizing and archiving the AARP Nevada digital photo library.

Social Media Training Assistants
Are you computer savvy and comfortable using Facebook and Twitter? Could you assist with social media training by help students when they get stuck? We’re planning to implement an ongoing social media curriculum for our volunteers that aren’t yet using Facebook and Twitter. We’ll use a computer lab environment and begin with the basics.  We need classroom assistants to check in with students who are stuck and get them caught up with the class. This module could develop into a volunteer-led team that can be taken out into the community for our members and community partners.

Speakers Bureau – Presenters
Do you like meeting people and speaking to small groups? Have Toastmasters experience? These volunteers will visit community groups like Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs to share information about key AARP issues.  If you have Toastmaster or presentation experience, or just like meeting people and speaking to small groups, this opportunity may be a great fit.  These volunteers will become familiar with and utilize the latest AARP issue points, and will sometimes work with PowerPoint presentations supplied by AARP Nevada.

Utility Watchdogs
Are you interested in utility rates in Nevada? We’re looking for volunteers to respond to email “calls to action” about utility issues and occasionally to attend Public Utilities Commission hearings and other related events wearing AARP T-shirts showing visible presence to decision-makers, media, and the public. These volunteers will coordinate closely with staff for support and engagement.

You’ve Earned a Say (YEaS) Team
Are you passionate about Social Security and Medicare? Do you care about the future of these important programs? We’re looking for volunteers to participate in AARP’s You’ve Earned a Say efforts. This national conversation relates to the future of Medicare and Social Security.  After completing training, these volunteers will conduct presentation/discussions with small-medium size groups.  Volunteers will also help identify new opportunities for presentations.  Volunteers may be asked to attend community events as AARP You’ve Earned a Say Experts. These volunteers will coordinate closely with staff for support and engagement.

Want to get involved? Contact us at aarpnv@aarp.org

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