Meet our volunteers and find opportunities to get involved with our outreach and community service programs.
AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2021 Minnesota Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Minnesotans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.
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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.
Every day AARP volunteers impact the lives of others. Whether fighting to lower the high cost of prescription drugs, educating people on the latest frauds and scams, or connecting people to meaningful and fun experiences where they live; volunteers are vital to the work that we do throughout the state.
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.
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.
During National Volunteer Month, we honor volunteers in Minnesota!
Andrus Award
AARP MN Recognizes Myrna Peterson for her Dedication and Commitment to Community Service with its Most Prestigious Volunteer Award
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