AARP AARP States Rhode Island Volunteering

We're Looking for a New President

Kathleen Connell

Are you a passionate, strategic thinker with outstanding leadership qualities and the ability to motivate and inspire others? If so, we want you!

AARP Rhode Island is conducting a statewide search for the position of State President. Our highest-level state volunteer position offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to utilize your skills and experience to make a positive difference in the lives of Rhode Islanders age 50+. We are engaged in many activities, including State House advocacy; community engagement around Livable Communitie, Senior Hunger, Retirement Security, Health & Wellbeing, Driver Safety Training, Tax Aide and other iniatives that are challenging and fulfilling.


The AARP Rhode Island State President:

  • Serves as Chair of the Executive Council, an all-volunteer panel made up of team leaders from regions across Rhode Island.
  • Partners with the State Director and works with staff and volunteers to help achieve AARP’s vision, mission and strategic priorities within Rhode Island.
  • Acts as the principal volunteer spokesperson for AARP in Rhode Island, communicating AARP’s messages statewide
  • Has the opportunity to build networks and partnerships with organizations and key Rhode Island decision-makers that will endure long after their term in office


If you or someone you know may be interested in learning more or applying for this exciting opportunity, contact Kathleen S. Connell ( See below for links to copies of the position description and application form. All referrals are welcome. Application deadline is February 15, 2013.


Who: An individual with strong interest in volunteering who would like to use his or her leadership skills and experience to help improve the lives of 50+Rhode Islanders
Time Commitment: Significant. Average of 20 or more hours per month and as needed. Some travel, mostly within Rhode Island, is required.
Where: AARP Rhode Island, 10 Orms St., Suitee 200, Providence, RI 02904
Questions: For questions or more information, please contact: Kathleen S. Connell at 401-248-2670 or


We hope you will join us in our mission to enhance quality of life for all as we age, by promoting independence, dignity and purpose through education, advocacy and service.

Download: RI_Description_of_StatePresident_2   /    RI_state_president_ Application


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