Meet our volunteers and find opportunities to get involved with our outreach and community service programs.
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AARP New York volunteers are a dynamic group of people using skills they’ve cultivated. They work to improve the lives of fellow New Yorkers — and not just folks age 50 and older. They may attend a hip hop concert and hand out fliers about Medicare. They might lend a hand at food drives around Thanksgiving. Or they may travel to Albany to make sure the governor and state legislators are aware of vital issues, like caregiving support and unaffordable prescription drug prices.
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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!
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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