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Volunteering at AARP Rhode Island

It's Where the Action Is. And Fun, Too

Get involved, take a stand, meet new people

From the State House to our neighborhoods, we work together to improve the lives of Rhode Islanders 50-plus. And we have a great time doing it. Join us!

CONGRATULATIONS, SHIRLEY HARRIS, our 2022 Andrus Award winner! See below.

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View more 2022 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon photos.

Join a Volunteer Team Today

Fight for People 50-Plus on Smith Hill: In 2023, our committed Advocacy Team will push for state legislation to create affordable, accessible housing, support caregivers, improve long-term care, lower the cost of prescription medicines, set up new retirement savings options and more. Contact Matt Netto at mnetto@aarp.org or 401-834-0524.

Produce Virtual Programs: Our tech-savvy Virtual Program Production Team volunteers run the Zoom platform for our exciting online programming, welcome attendees, take attendance and put resources in the chat box. If you have mastered the Zoom platform (or are eager to learn), contact Darlene Reza Rossi at drezarossi@aarp.org or 401-248-2674.

Deliver Community Presentations: Our Speaker’s Bureau gives AARP presentations to community organizations – both in-person and virtually – on such topics as FraudWatch, Preparing to Care, and The Six Pillars of Brain Health. If you enjoy public speaking, setting up A/V equipment, outreach and scheduling, collecting and reporting data, or greeting people, contact Darlene Reza Rossi at drezarossi@aarp.org or 401-248-2674.

Want an AARP Speakers Bureau presentation at your organization or community group?
Contact Darlene at drezarossi@aarp.org or 401-248-2674.

Represent AARP Rhode Island at Community Events: Our Event Tabling Team travels to health and senior resource fairs and partner agency conferences throughout the state to share AARP’s trusted information and resources to the public. If you enjoy meeting new people, outreach and scheduling, or logistics, contact Darlene Reza Rossi at drezarossi@aarp.org or 401-248-2674.

Make a Local Impact: Join our Livable Communities Team and work with local governments and community leaders to make Age-Friendly improvements to cities and towns throughout the state. To learn about existing efforts in Bristol, Central Falls, Cranston, Cumberland, East Providence, Lincoln, Newport, North Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, Warwick and Westerly and to join the team, contact Darlene Reza Rossi at drezarossi@aarp.org or 401-248-2674.

Tell Our Story: Have a background or interest in communications? Our Communications Team writes blog posts, articles and letters-to-the-editor for local newspapers and hyper-local web sites, enhances our social media presence, and more. Contact John Martin at jmmartin@aarp.org or 401-248-2671.

Keep Our Volunteers Organized: Tech-savvy volunteers work closely with AARP Rhode Island office staff to help our volunteer teams communicate with each other, keep their assignments up-to-date, access resources and fill out expense reports.  If you’re interested in becoming a Volunteer Portal Champion, contact Rochelle Jennings at rjennings@aarp.org or 401-248-2663.

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APRIL 26, 2022 - The AARPRI "Red Shirts" return to the State House.

Meet Volunteer State President, Marcus Mitchell

About AARP Rhode Island
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