Volunteering

Meet our volunteers and find opportunities to get involved with our outreach and community service programs.
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AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2021 Connecticut Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors an outstanding volunteer in the state who is sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. Do you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or over who should receive AARP’s most prestigious Connecticut volunteer award? The deadline is August 1, so nominate them now.
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Whether it’s behind the scenes or in the community, AARP Connecticut offers a variety of ways to get involved, in person or virtually. 
Andrus Award
Andrus Award for Community Service Honors Outstanding Volunteers Age 50-Plus
Andrus Award
AARP Connecticut will donate $3000 on behalf of the Andrus Award recipient to an eligible non-profit organization of their choosingNomination deadline is August 1
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Whether it’s behind the scenes or lending a hand to others in the community, AARP Connecticut offers a variety of ways to get involved.
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By Lily Samuels, Greater Hartford Director of Read to a Child
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By Michelle Puzzo, President, UR Community Cares, Inc.
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Andrus Award for Community Service Honors Outstanding Volunteers Age 50-Plus
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AARP Connecticut volunteers share their time, knowledge and experiences to create a state that can be a great home for people of all ages to live. They are advocates on legislative issues that affect families such as caregiving, financial security, independent living, health care, utilities and prescription drug prices. They offer valuable resources and information that help people protect themselves from fraud and scams, take charge of their life so they can live their best life now and in the future, in their job search or transition to a new career, and more.
Trish Spofford
The below is a guest post by Trish Spofford. Trish has been married for 25 years and is the mother of two young men. She currently works for Premier Computer Solutions in Cheshire and UConn as the People Empowering People (PEP) Correctional Institute Coordinator for Connecticut. Trish volunteers as a PEP facilitator at Cheshire Correctional Institute and Connections Coordinator at Cornerstone Church in Cheshire.
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