During National Volunteer Month, we honor and recognize the 1,200 AARP volunteers in Minnesota for their service, contributions and the positive impact they make in communities.
This past year, AARP volunteers have visited elected officials, educated people in communities about how to protect themselves against fraud, and hosted and created social engagement opportunities to bring connection.
VOLUNTEERING DURING CORONAVIRUS
AARP is monitoring developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and prioritizes the health of our volunteers, staff and the community at large. In the face of this outbreak, AARP is providing information and resources to help older people and those caring for them protect themselves from the virus and prevent it spreading to others. You can find AARP's coronavirus resources at www.aarp.org/coronavirus and local resources at https://states.aarp.org/minnesota/health-food-help-coronavirus-covid-19-minnesota.
During this time, we are seeing volunteers step up in tremendous ways, some who may not even consider themselves a volunteer. It is truly a time of neighbors helping neighbors. Volunteers tackle society’s challenges, build stronger communities and are a fiery force that is transformational. We proudly shine a light on all volunteers for inspiring us and lending their time and voices to make a difference across Minnesota. If you're looking for ways to stay involved as a volunteer, check out:
- AARP Community Connections (Helplines & Tools to Connect with Others) connects individuals to support in your community and enables volunteers to organize online mutual aid group to stay connected, share ideas and help your family, neighbors.
- Create the Good offers ways to help your community from home by searching for volunteer opportunities and clicking the "Show only Home/Remote opportunities" box on the left panel to find ways you can volunteer remotely.