Volunteering

Meet our volunteers and find opportunities to get involved with our outreach and community service programs.
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AARP Iowa relies on its Grass Roots Election and Advocacy Team (GREAT) volunteers to be the boots on the ground across the state, telling lawmakers about legislation and policy concerns.
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AARP Iowa is encouraging local groups to schedule Fraud Watch Network presentations in 2019.
2018
Barbara McClintock of Des Moines was named the 2018 winner of the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service which is AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award.  The award was presented to McClintock at AARP Iowa’s annual volunteer recognition event in Des Moines on Nov. 8. In addition to the award, McClintock received a check for $1,000 to donate to her charity of choice, Aging Resources of Central Iowa.
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AARP Iowa is hosting two free “Sip, Sample, Serve” happy hours in late September, one in Des Moines on Tuesday, Sept. 25, and one in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, Sept. 27, where prospective volunteers can learn about the many ways they can get involved, while mingling with AARP staff and other volunteers.  Event is free and the first drink is on us.
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Seeking volunteers statewide to help Iowans live their best lives
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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation's largest volunteer-run tax preparation service
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AARP Iowa, Greater Des Moines Partnership, City of Des Moines, local businesses teaming up to create age-friendly, healthy, active block
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The Iowa State Fair in Des Moines is the largest event in the state and one of the oldest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. The 2018 fair runs Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 9-19, and about a million people are expected to attend.
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Volunteers Needed: Help us to Build a Better Block!
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AARP Iowa is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Iowa Andrus Award for Community Service - the Association’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award - which honors 50+ Iowans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.
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