Last updated 1/20/15!
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, which are updated regularly. We hope to hear from you!
Don’t see an opportunity in your area? Or, are you interested in helping AARP Maryland in other ways? Email Christy Page at email@example.com today!
2015 “Harvest for the Hungry” Food Drive – A Drive to End Hunger Initiative
Some people can’t afford to splurge on certain luxuries–unfortunately, food is considered a luxury for many. Every day, nearly nine million older Americans face the risk of hunger. They’re our friends, our neighbors and our family, and they don’t want to be a burden–so they suffer in silence. That’s why AARP and AARP Foundation have teamed up for Drive to End Hunger.
Help make a difference in your community. Volunteer during our Harvest for the Hungry Food Drive in March 2015 to help fight hunger in Maryland. Sign up to work in teams at your local Safeway store. Volunteers make the difference! Our diverse group of volunteers will work in teams inside local Safeway stores and encourage shoppers to donate by purchasing a $10 pre-stuffed bag of food or individual non-perishable food items. The results from our 2014 food drive were astounding: 4,750 bags of food were sold through Safeway stores equating to 47,500 pounds of food! All of the donations benefit local area food banks.
Volunteers are needed to work in teams at local Safeway stories February 28 – March 8.
2015 Legislative Session
Become an AARP Maryland Advocate and you could soon attend legislative hearings, help organize grassroots groups or meet with lawmakers. Being personable and organized is a plus. Most advocacy activities occur January-April, with varying time commitments.
Details/RSVP: contact Christy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feel Good: Volunteer With AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service. And we want you to join us. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide involves more than 35,000 volunteers and serves 2.6 million taxpayers annually at nearly 6,000 sites nationwide. You’ll be helping people in your own community with a much-needed service that’s free, individualized and has no strings attached. Help people and give your mind a workout too!
For more information, visit the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site.
Volunteer With AARP Driver Safety
For more than 30 years, AARP Driver Safety has helped drivers improve their driving skills and stay safe on the road. We couldn’t have done it without our volunteers.
Nationwide, some 4,000+ AARP-trained volunteers instruct, administer and promote the AARP Smart Driver Course, CarFit events and We Need to Talk seminars. AARP Driver Safety volunteers contribute to the safety and well-being of their neighbors and community.
For more information, visit the AARP Driver Safety site.
Your Experience Matters with Create the Good
Create The Good connects you with volunteer opportunities to share your life experiences, skills and passions in your community. Just enter your zip code and find volunteer opportunities in your community.
For more, visit the Create The Good site.
Opportunities by County:
AARP Experience Corps: Ongoing Opportunities!
The Baltimore City AARP Experience Corps program is the largest in the nation, serving over 6800 Pre-K through 3rd grade students. Experience Corps’ volunteer members are seniors over 50 years old that engage students in an evidence-based, one-on-one and small group model to improve reading scores and attendance. In 2012-13, Experience Corps volunteer members served over 143,000 hours in 25 Baltimore City Title 1 schools.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Baltimore Director Bill Romani at (443) 278-9400.
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Prince George’s County:
AARP Experience Corps is coming to Prince George’s County!
Experience Corps’ volunteer members are seniors over 50 years old who engage students in an evidence-based, one-on-one and small group model to improve reading scores and attendance. This great mentorship program will begin this fall in Prince Georges County and volunteers are needed to work with students K through 3rd grade at Langley Park- McCormick Elementary School. Read more about the work that Experience Corps does in Maryland!
For more information or to volunteer, contact Elizabeth Heaps at EHeaps@aarp.org or (202) 434-6498.
If you are interested in volunteering, or want more information about any of the above opportunities, please contact Outreach Director Christy Page at email@example.com today!