Volunteer Today!

With a lifetime of wisdom and know-how, AARP volunteers are ready and
uniquely equipped to serve their communities by sharing their experience
with those in need. And, with a diverse range of opportunities available
through AARP, everyone can get involved!

 

Join AARP Virginia at a Volunteer Information Session and learn about the
many ways you can get involved with AARP Virginia.
Your experience matters – to you, to AARP, and to so many others who can
benefit from it.

AARP Virginia Volunteer Information Session
Friday, August 18 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kingstowne Library
6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria, VA 22315
Lunch is complimentary for all attendees.
RSVP to 877-926-8300 or
https://aarp.cvent.com/Kingstowne81817
by midnight, Wednesday, August 16.

Ways to get involved:

  • Community Ambassadors serve on the Community Outreach Team to carry out the work of the
    Association at the community level. They work on specific programs and campaigns as well as promote
    AARP’s presence in the community by staffing AARP informational tables at community events.
  • Diversity Community Ambassadors serve on the Diversity Community Outreach Team and carry out
    the work of the Association at the community level in a defined, culturally relevant way that benefits
    and enhances the quality of life for AARP’s diverse 50+ population in Virginia.
  • Marketing and Communications Specialists in our Virtual Volunteer Newsroom are responsible for
    disseminating information, generating and maintaining a presence on social media sites, building and
    maintaining audiences through written articles under the direction of an AARP staff partner.
  • State Legislative Specialists serve on the State Advocacy Team and contribute to achieving AARP’s state
    legislative priorities as defined by the state plan. They are a specialized group of AARP volunteers who
    are actively engaged in AARP’s efforts to influence leaders on the issues that matter most to the 50+
    population.
  • Congressional District Liaisons serve on the Federal Advocacy Team and contribute to achieving
    AARP’s federal legislative priorities as defined by the state plan. They are a specialized group of AARP
    volunteers who serve as AARP’s volunteer representatives to assigned members of Congress.
  • HomeFit Workshop – Provides information to participants on how to decide what type of home
    modifications are needed to stay in their home as they age.
  • Family Caregiving Support – Participants learn what AARP is doing to support family caregivers
    nationally and in Virginia and discuss ways to access resources and education and get involved with
    advocacy on key family caregiving issues.
  • Fraud Watch Network – Trained speakers discuss fraud & identity theft with community groups,
    conferences, clubs, or professional organizations free of charge, sharing an inside look at how
    scammers think, how to safeguard against identity theft & fraud, first-hand accounts from victims, and
    what to do if you or someone you know has been a victim.
  • Prepare to Care – Workshops provide participants with information and resources to help them better
    care for themselves and the ones they love through five steps every caregiver should take: How to Start
    the Conversation; Forming a Team; Making a Family Plan, Finding Support; and the Importance of
    Caring for Yourself.
  • Brain Health – Introduces the five pillars of brain healthy behaviors and invites participants to share
    their own healthy habits as well as be inspired by others.

Can’t join us but still want to volunteer with AARP?
Visit www.aarp.org/iwant2volunteer to apply today!

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