Volunteering

Meet our volunteers and find opportunities to get involved with our outreach and community service programs.
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During the Minnesota State Fair, AARP MN partnered with MyTalk 107 to celebrate the people and nonprofit organizations that do amazing work in Minnesota. Community members could enter for a chance to win $1,000 for themselves, and $1,000 plus a free radio campaign on MyTalk 107 to their favorite Minnesota nonprofit. Nearly 2,000 people entered the sweepstakes and we are excited to announce that Ziggy’s Art Bus was chosen as our nonprofit winner!
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Minnesota is more than just lakes, hockey, and Prince. The state is at the center of a national conversation around reshaping public safety. It’s known for high educational outcomes and strong voter turnout, but also for deep racial disparities. Whatever the issue, Minnesotans of all ages stay engaged in their communities. We’re ranked fifth in the nation for volunteerism with 41% of residents 16+ having volunteered in the last year (2019, MN Compass).
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AARP Minnesota is seeking volunteers across the state to make a difference in their community. 
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Make a Difference
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When AARP makes a difference in the community, the result can be credited to the passion and dedication of our volunteers. AARP Minnesota has more than 1,200 volunteers from across the state. Our volunteers work towards turning goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthening communities, and fighting for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, livable communities, caregiving, employment security, and financial resiliency. 
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Volunteer LaVerne Gilliam, 67, has received the 2020 AARP Minnesota Andrus Award for Community Service. 
Gifts for Seniors
Gifts for Seniors - Twin Cities is hosting their Annual Holiday Gift Drive for isolated seniors. Learn more about how you can brighten the holiday season for an isolated older adult in need.
Andrus Award
LaVerne Gilliam, from Shakopee, MN, has been selected to receive the 2020 AARP Minnesota Andrus Award for Community Service, the association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Minnesota selected Gilliam for her tireless volunteer work with multiple organizations in the community, including AARP, Second Harvest Heartland, the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, Maplewood Nature Center, Minnesota Wildlife Refuge, and Bike MN.
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AARP Minnesota volunteer Joanna Lees recently shared a story about how she is staying connected and active during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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For four years, 1,000+ nominations, and 200 honorees, AARP Minnesota and Pollen’s 50 Over 50 has always been about celebrating hope, resilience, and the contributions of those over the age of 50 who work tirelessly to make Minnesota better for all of us. This year is no different. In fact, their inspiring stories are exactly what we need right now in the face of a global health and economic crisis.
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