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Volunteering with 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!

It’s Volunteer Appreciation Month! April is our time to shine a spotlight on our intrepid volunteers whose consistent service transforms communities and improves the lives of older Rhode Islanders. Thank you to all our members who volunteer, both with AARP Rhode Island and in countless other ways.

Want to get started on volunteering with AARP Rhode Island? Scroll down this page to "Join an AARP Volunteer Team Today."


Dan Liparini, AARP Rhode Island 2023 Andrus Award for Community Service winner.

View Photos From the December 1 Andrus Luncheon

Watch Dan's Andrus Acceptance Speech

At our September 13, 2023 Quarterly Meeting volunteers were briefed on refinement of the AARP Brand and how to extend messaging regarding our work via social media.

View More Meeting Photos

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Fight for People 50-Plus on Smith Hill: Our committed Advocacy Team pushes 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 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 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 or 401-248-2674.

Want an AARP presentation on Fraud Prevention, Brain Health or Social Security at your organization or community group?
Contact Darlene at or 401-248-2674.

Represent AARP Rhode Island at Community Events: Our Event Outreach 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 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 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 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, contact Mara Cassata or 401-248-2656.


A shout out to all our volunteers on hand for the Juneteenth celebration at Roger Williams Park on June 18.

2023 Volunteer Appreciation Month: Thank you!

View more 2023 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon photos.

Watch luncheon remarks by Catherine Taylor and Marcus Mitchell

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

About AARP Rhode Island
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