Meet our volunteers and find opportunities to get involved with our outreach and community service programs.
Rich Sodon, AARP New Jersey’s 2021 Community Engagement Award recipient, joined the AARP NJ Speakers Bureau in early 2020, just as the pandemic lockdowns went into effect. Despite being new to the Bureau, Rich quickly got up to speed on AARP’s goals, objectives, and procedures and jumped right in.
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Carmen Falcon, one of AARP New Jersey's 2021 Most Varied Player (MVP) Award recipients, has been volunteering with AARP New Jersey since 2016 when she joined the newly formed Middlesex Community Team.
Dale Caldwell has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2021 AARP New Jersey Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service.
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In 2021, Lilyan received the AARP NJ State Office Advocacy Award. This is given to an AARP volunteer who has been an outstanding advocate and has contributed significantly to the AARP policy agenda.
AARP New Jersey volunteers haven't let the pandemic get them down, they're serving in different ways. One couple, Yvette and Reggie Anderson, of Jackson reworked their outreach and were honored with AARP New Jersey’s 2020 Andrus Award, the organization’s most prestigious volunteer honor.
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Marion Ingram is a perfect example of what it means to be a volunteer. As a long-term AARP volunteer who has served the community for more than 15 years, Marion has contributed greatly to her county of Cape May, and to New Jersey as a whole.
AARP relies on the work of selfless volunteers who offer their time and experience to help others.
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John Vajda exemplifies what it means to be a volunteer – and he isn’t new to it, either. He has been an AARP New Jersey volunteer for nine years, and before that, he spent 20 years volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, where he served as a Scout Master, district and council committeeman and national Jamboree staff member.
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Our volunteers work within Garden State communities to empower people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. Volunteers strengthen our communities and focus on issues important to New Jersey residents like health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment.
The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich their communities. Recognize a deserving volunteer in New Jersey today! The nomination deadline is July 15, 2019.
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