— AARP DC will donate $1,000 on behalf of the 2017 AARP DC Andrus Award winner to an eligible non-profit organization of his or her choosing. Named after AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, the Andrus Award honors outstanding individuals who donate their time, skills and passion as a volunteer. Do you know a volunteer age 50+ making a significant difference in your neighborhood? Honor his or her dedication and commitment with AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for …

— If you have a loved one in the hospital, chances are you’re already benefiting from AARP DC’s efforts to pass the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act. Now, AARP DC is making it easy to understand what the law means to you. The CARE Act allows every hospital patient to designate a family caregiver. The hospital records the caregiver’s contact information and notifies that person before the patient is discharged. Hospital staff must also instruct the caregiver on how to …

— “I enjoy reading and I enjoy learning,” said Ms. Janie Simmons.  After retiring from a 40+ year career with the government, Ms. Simmons didn’t know what she was going to do.  “I wasn’t going to let the dust accumulate under my feet,” she explained. She happened to read an ad in a local paper about a program called Experience Corps, an AARP Foundation program where volunteers, age 50 years and over, tutor and mentor more than 30,000 Kindergarten-3rd grade students …

— Are you interested in using your skills and talents to serve your neighborhood? AARP DC needs your service as a volunteer Ward Liaison! Volunteer Ward Liaison opportunities are available in Wards 1, 2, 3 and 8. We hope to fill these positions by June 30, 2017. The AARP District of Columbia State Volunteer Ward Liaisons are involved in a range of activities, which may include, but are not limited to: Building relationships with DC City Council members, Advising on opportunities …

— AARP Foundation Experience Corps matches children with caring volunteers 50 and older who take time to tutor and mentor children who need basic literacy skills and guidance.  Volunteers receive extensive training and staff support to enable them to  meet the children’s needs.  Volunteers must possess a high school diploma or GED, pass a criminal background check and a basic literacy screening.  Volunteers must complete at least 25 hours of training and serve preferably three days a week for  a total …

— Join AARP DC in congratulating Johnny Garcia, South Regional Advisor for Community, States and National Affairs, on being honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with the 2016 Metro DC’s Finest Award.   Each year, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation honors the city’s most accomplished men and women who show exemplary leadership, are active in their community, and excel in their profession or business.  This year Johnny was one of only sixteen honorees named from across the Greater Metro Area. The award ceremony …

— Join AARP on Tuesday, September 20 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET in AARP’s free Virtual Career Fair.  This live event is a great way for job seekers to: Re-charge their job search Connect with local and national employers and volunteer organizations, such as American Red Cross, AT&T, Toys R Us, and UnitedHealth Group Chat with recruiters, submit résumés, view job openings, and tap into on-site educational resources Get timely job search advice during four live webinars and half-dozen …

— On Sunday, September 11th and Monday, September 12th, AARP DC volunteers and staff participated in the AARP Foundation’s Celebration of Service Meal Pack Challenge. This year’s Celebration of Service event paid tribute to all the veterans and retired first responders who have given so much of their lives in service to others. It also lifted senior poverty out of the shadows and shined a spotlight on the needs of older adults who are struggling to secure the essentials. With the help …

—   AARP DC is now accepting nominations for its 2016 District of Columbia Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Washingtonians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. The award honors AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus, whose motto “to serve, not to be served” continues to shape our work 58 years after she founded this association to help older Americans age with dignity and purpose. Nominations will be evaluated by …

— AARP District of Columbia  is recruiting for several volunteer opportunities. Looking for an ongoing volunteer experience or a one-time-ONLY activity to put on your schedule? Then check out the list below that can be shaped to suit your schedule. Adults of any age can volunteer with AARP. Please see the volunteer opportunities below. There is a contact person provided for each opportunity. NEW!  Volunteer at the 2016 Citi Open: AARP DC is back for a second year at Citi Open. AARP will …

— AARP is committed to serving everyone 50+ including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) and their families.  March with AARP employees and volunteers in the Capital PRIDE Parade on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  By signing up through the link below, you will receive information on where to assemble. Arrive early and help to decorate the AARP trailer. The parade route will be 1.5 miles through the Dupont Circle area of the …