Volunteering

Meet our volunteers and find opportunities to get involved with our outreach and community service programs.
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We're looking for people who want to bring their commitment and talent to make a difference in the lives of people 50 and older in New York. If you have a passion for the issues faced by people 50+ and are a strategic thinker and planner who has led others to achieve common goals, we encourage you to learn more about AARP's volunteer positions.  
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The COVID-19 pandemic has irrefutably brought on many unprecedented challenges over the last two years. Even so, our AARP New York volunteers have continued to persevere in the face of adversity to learn how to mitigate and overcome these challenges to strengthen and serve their communities. This remarkable display of resolve and resilience exemplified by our volunteers has made AARP New York think even more deeply about its mission, strategy, and social impact.
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With the recent swearing in of a new mayor, borough presidents and a majority of the 51-seat City Council, AARP in New York City would normally have spent the early part of the year meeting new lawmakers. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic forestalled such in-person events. 
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O’Neal Will Lead Volunteer Executive Council Advising AARP’s New York State Office
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Position leads AARP NY Executive Council to advise state office on strategic direction and serves at top volunteer spokesperson
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Gerard Wallace of Delmar and Jeff Rheinhardt of Clinton Will Serve on Volunteer Board Advising AARP’s New York State Office
Make a Difference
Do YOU enjoy giving back to your community? AARPNY is seeking virtual volunteers to support AARP programs and advocacy work that will make a difference for New Yorkers 50-plus and their families. All it takes is a computer, tablet, or phone from the comfort of your own home!
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Are you upset by high prescription drug prices? AARP New York is looking for new recruits.
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In continued celebration of Asian American/Pacific Islander Month, we’re highlighting AARP NY volunteer, Margaret Chung-Reed, whose parents are from Hong Kong, China, and who has lived on Long Island for 27 years.
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In celebration of Asian American/Pacific Islander Month, AARP NY is featuring profiles of members and volunteers on Long Island.  Mona Ng has been an active volunteer since 2015 and has lived on Long Island for over 30 years.  She also spends her time volunteering at a Chinese cultural center, a hospital and at senior centers on the island and says “Giving back to the community gives me a lot of satisfaction.”  Her avid volunteerism garnered her a nomination last year for North Hempstead’s annual May W. Newburger Women's Roll of Honor.
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