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Give Back: Become a Virtual Volunteer in Tampa Bay

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AARP Tampa Bay is seeking virtual volunteers interested in making a difference in their community.

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While the coronavirus pandemic disrupted lives, it also emphasized other ways to connect. By phone, computer or tablet, you can get involved from your home. 

“We have a number of virtual volunteer opportunities, whether someone is interested in educating others through our virtual Speakers Bureau, calling on seniors as a friendly voice, advocating for the 50-plus or simply working behind the scenes,” said Michelle Cyr, AARP Florida’s associate state director for community outreach in Tampa Bay. 

Staying connected is especially important during hurricane season, which runs through the end of November. It’s vital to keep residents 50 and over informed about the best ways to prepare for what forecasters are expecting to be an active season.

Volunteering is not all work. “We also know how to have fun,” Cyr said. “We host game nights, happy hours, exercise classes and dance parties.”

AARP Tampa Bay hosts monthly orientations and regular team meetings for volunteers on ways to help the community.

Discover virtual event offerings, explore volunteer opportunities and sign up to learn more by visiting aarp.org/tampabay.

—Tom Scherberger

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