Volunteering

Meet our volunteers and find opportunities to get involved with our outreach and community service programs.
Shirley Gerrior
WILMINGTON, NC – Dr. Shirley Gerrior of Wilmington was named the most prestigious AARP volunteer in North Carolina at a ceremony in her honor held here in July. The annual AARP Andrus Award tribute recognizes outstanding individuals age 50 and older who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others. 
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WILMINGTON -- Nominate your hometown hero for the 2022 AARP Coastal Community Inspiration Awards. The Inspiration Awards are presented each year by AARP North Carolina to Coastal area community organizations or individuals who are doing the most to help residents ages 50 and over.
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Do you like to chat with people? Would you like to share timely and vital information with others that could improve their lives? If so, we have a virtual volunteer opportunity for you. We are looking for people who want to connect rural families to information that can improve their lives.  Information includes resources about avoiding fraud, finding work, caregiving resources, preparing for emergencies and other AARP issues that can improve their lives.
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Making and sending valentines has been an American tradition since the end of the 18th Century. Here in North Carolina, AARP is offering two events in February to make it easy for you to extend this tradition of love to older Americans, especially the several million who are isolated or living alone.
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Do you know that AARP is a volunteer-led organization? People all across North Carolina are sharing their time and talents to help improve the health and well-being of families and communities. Whatever causes speak to you, whatever skills or interests you have, you can find a volunteer opportunity that’s fulfilling and makes an impact.
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Volunteer opportunities in Charlotte
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RALEIGH– For their work to help people live the kind of lives they want to live as they age, Pat Battle, Alan Briggs, Dr. Cheryl Greenberg and Lilian Scott Lee and Alexis Welch RN have been appointed to the Executive Council of AARP North Carolina.  AARP is a volunteer led organization and Executive Council members work closely with AARP staff and volunteers to provide strategy to guide the advocacy and programs offered to over 1.1  million AARP members in the state.
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Serious illness affects all populations, yet some groups experience higher rates than others for a range of reasons, such as socioeconomic conditions and access to health care. The number of uninsured continues to climb in North Carolina, with COVID-19 exacerbating an already existing hole in coverage for many.  
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WILMINGTON-- People and organizations have been working hard across the NC Coastal Region to help improve lives and help those ages 50 plus live the lives they want to live as they age.
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