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AARP Kentucky Seeks New Volunteer State President

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Now Accepting Applications for Volunteer State President

AARP Kentucky is seeking our next volunteer State President.

AARP Kentucky seeks applications for its next State President, a volunteer position that helps guide the advocacy, outreach and community building AARP does in the state.

The State President is a key partner and counsel to the Kentucky State Director. We’re looking for an individual who is passionate about social change and truly cares about the AARP mission, understands and can communicate the Association’s policy positions, and is inspired by the exceptional work of AARP volunteers across the Bluegrass. 

The full position description can be downloaded as a PDF, here
The volunteer application can be downloaded as a PDF, here
“At AARP Kentucky, a key part of our team is our volunteers,” said Charlotte Whittaker, AARP Kentucky’s volunteer State President. “We have more than 110 volunteers around the state working on a variety of advocacy issues and local outreach.”

Charlotte Whittaker AARP Kentucky Volunteer State President

"The state president position is essentially our lead volunteer, acting as a partner to the state director and state office staff, while helping to manage our volunteer activities and engagement. The volunteer state president acts as a spokesperson and one of the faces of AARP Kentucky at events and sometimes with the media,” said Whittaker.

AARP Kentucky’s core group of volunteers are actively engaged on advocacy issues at the state and federal level. Our volunteers testify on bills at the state legislature and bring concerns and issues to the state’s Congressional Delegation. Other volunteers share information and resources, often in their own communities, on topics like family caregiving, fraud prevention, livable communities, Veterans, and Social Security; while also leading fun events likes Movies for Grownups; managing information tables at community events; and working with local officials on making communities more livable places where people can age in place. 

Primary responsibilities for the volunteer state president include:

  • Working in partnership with the state director, provides vision and leadership on AARP activities.
  • Chairs the state Executive Council, a volunteer advisory committee.
  • Works with the state director and the Executive Council, to develop the framework for state strategic planning and coordination of AARP activities.
  • Assists in recruitment of other volunteers.

Qualifications sought:

  • A commitment to the goals and priorities of AARP.
  • Demonstrates strategic thinking and planning abilities.
  • Has proven leadership and team building abilities.
  • Shows strong interpersonal skills -- understanding group dynamics and skill in facilitating groups.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • AARP membership is required.

A state president’s term is two-years and can be renewed twice but not to exceed six years.

Download the State President position description, here:
Download the State President volunteer application, here:
For more information or questions, please email our Kentucky State Office:

AARP Mission and Promise
For more than 60 years, AARP has been a 'wise friend' and 'fierce defender' helping individuals to ensure that their money, health and happiness live as long as they do. AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment.

AARP has earned a reputation as a wise friend and fierce defender through trusted information, tools and advocacy designed to protect the health and financial security of older Americans and empower them to choose how they live as they age. By promising to act as a wise friend and fierce defender, AARP is helping people who are 50-plus and their families feel confident, in control and secure as they age.

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