Volunteering

Meet our volunteers and find opportunities to get involved with our outreach and community service programs.
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Nominate an exceptional volunteer for California’s 2021 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service
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AARP California is looking for our next State President, a top volunteer position that helps provide high-level strategic advice, oversees the Executive Council and diverse volunteer corps, and advocates on behalf of people who are 50 plus.
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Stuart Harvey of San Diego, California is the recipient of the 2020 AARP California Andrus Award for Community Service – AARP’s most prestigious volunteer award. The award recognizes outstanding community service and symbolizes that individuals have the power and ability to make a difference in the lives of others. The award is given annually to one California volunteer.  
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AARP California Volunteers Share Their Stories
Dr. Carol Weyland Conner
In the immediate aftermath of the Butte County Camp Fire, Dr. Carol Weyland Conner, founder of White Pony Express (WPE), organized 182 volunteers to make 91 trips from Pleasant Hill to the disaster area, delivering 58,213 pounds of food and 1,833 articles of clothing to displaced community members. WPE is a nonprofit organization, headquartered in Pleasant Hill, CA, which provides free food and clothing to those in need.
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AARP California is seeking nominations for the 2019 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service.
Linda Springer, FWN Fraud Figther
Why did you decide to volunteer for the Fraud Watch Network? I feel very strongly about the issue. These types of crimes are relatively easy to commit. It’s not right that people get money for nothing; even worse when they take advantage of honest hard-working folks. I want to help keep people from being victimized. Everybody should have to work for what they earn. How can you take pride in earning if you’re cheating?
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In honor of National Volunteer Week, we are sharing stories about individuals across California who help us amplify our work each and every day. We've saved our longest-distance spotlight for last -- AARP California District Liaison Griff Weber, who sent us his responses all the way from Kathmandu, Nepal where he was spending time traveling.
Alan Sloan
In honor of National Volunteer Week, we are sharing stories about individuals across California who help us amplify our work each and every day. Today we'd like to introduce you to Alan Sloan, a a member of our AARP California Executive Council who says that knowing that he is making a difference at  the age 86 keeps him motivated as a volunteer.
Gale Nagato
In honor of National Volunteer Week, we are sharing stories about individuals across California who help us amplify our work each and every day. Today we'd like to introduce you to Gale Nagato, a Sacramentan who enjoys Japanese folk music and volunteering for local HomeFit Workshops, which were created to help people stay in the homes they love by turning where they live into a "lifelong home," suitable for themselves and anyone in their household.
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