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Jose Matthews, 27, has been an AARP Delaware volunteer for two years and serves as a Volunteer Portal Champion, bingo facilitator, and speaker - presenting on topics impacting the care of older adults. Professionally, Jose has worked in healthcare for nearly a decade and is currently on the Business Development team for the Rockford Center, a specialty Hosptial located in Newark, DE. In service, Jose is also the President of the Red Clay School Board. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, playing with his dog “Rocky” and spending time with his family.
AARP spoke with Jose about his volunteer work.
AARP: What made AARP stand out compared to other non-profit organizations to you about volunteering?
Volunteering with AARP is fun! With AARP, the events, activities, and friends I’ve made along the way have been life changing.
AARP: If you could describe AARP’s volunteering effort in a few words what words would you use?
Engaging, meaningful, and connecting brings AARP’s volunteer-ship to life. Every opportunity leaves me feeling with a sense of purpose and accomplishment in serving our organization!
AARP: How has AARP volunteering affected your life so far? It has provided me with an opportunity to better serve my community?
I’ve made so many friends along the way. You meet the most interesting people - folks who’ve had incredible careers, life experiences, and have lived life in large ways.
What would you tell a new volunteer about AARP’s volunteering program? How would you entice/excite/inspire them?
If you’re looking to fill your time in a meaningful and impactful way, AARP is the place for you. Hope you can join me.