— “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. AARP DC volunteer Jay Thal is a 2018 Community Cornerstone Award recipient. He’s lived in DC for over 50 years and has been serving his community for just as long. Councilmember Anita Bonds and the Third Annual Community Cornerstone Awards The Community Cornerstone Award was established to publicly recognize community builders throughout the District of Columbia. These are people who make this city a better place …

— Chief Judge for Federal Bankruptcy Court to Serve in Lead Volunteer Role AARP has appointed the Honorable Randolph Baxter (ret.), past Chief Judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court of Northern District of Ohio, to the top volunteer position in Ohio. As the new State President for Ohio, Baxter will serve as a spokesperson for AARP Ohio with the media, opinion leaders, legislators and the public. He will also chair the AARP Ohio Executive Council, a volunteer leadership committee that …

— You are invited to attend the upcoming AARP Volunteer Network Meeting on February 15th, at 2:00 pm MT.  If you are completely new to AARP, and have not received an orientation, the AARP new volunteer orientation will take place at 1:15 pm MT. The meeting is at the AARP Office, (located at 250 S. 5th Street, Suite 800).  Limited free parking is available in the visitor lot. This is a meeting you will  not want to miss. Pam Root, Senior …

— Important issues face the state of North Dakota. Health care access and costs, affordable housing, retirement security, transportation and caregiving are just a few that impact the lives of North Dakotans who are 50 and older. AARP North Dakota’s team of passionate legislative volunteers is a vital voice for legislators to hear when they make decisions that shape the future of our state. You can add to our powerful presence by joining our legislative volunteer team. It’s a fun, rewarding …

— As an AARP member, you are part of an organization with a social mission, helping improve the quality of life for people 50+ and their families.  Whether at discounted events, through community service or by advocating at the state and local levels, AARP creates positive change with the help of volunteers, right here in Oswego. What are the benefits of volunteering? Give back where we live, work and play Learn new skills and receive training opportunities Make new friends and …

— Get to know Jim! AARP Maryland is proud to introduce you to our new Volunteer State President, Jim Campbell. Jim is excited to serve Maryland’s 50+ population and looks forward to working with you! Welcome, Jim! Meet AARP Maryland's new Volunteer State President, Jim Campbell! Jim is ready to serve Maryland's 50+ population with legislative advocacy and local community presence. Tell Jim what issues in Maryland are important to you in the comments! Posted by AARP Maryland on Sunday, January …

— Follow along with AARP Maryland as we sponsor and build a new intergenerational playground in Baltimore! Chapter 1: The Design and Dine Stay tuned for Chapter 2! Volunteers are needed for this project’s “big dig” this spring! If you’d like to get involved with our new playground project, please contact Emily Abramson at eabramson@aarp.org.  

— Are you comfortable with public speaking? If so, we need you as a volunteer! Mark your calendar for January 31st and come see us at our Speaker’s Bureau and Volunteer Engagement Open House! What: AARP Maryland’s Speaker’s Bureau and Volunteer Engagement Open House When: January 31st      10:00 a.m. -1 p.m. Where: AARP Maryland State Office 200 St. Paul Place Suite 2510 Baltimore, MD 21202 For more information and to register, visit our official registration page! 

— AARP selected Maui residents William “Bill” and Lena Staton to receive the 2017 Hawaii Andrus Award for Community Service, the organization’s most prestigious state volunteer recognition award. The Andrus Award is an annual award for exemplary volunteer leadership named after AARP’s founder, Ethel Percy Andrus (1884-1967), who exemplified AARP’s motto: “To serve, not to be served.” The Statons conceived of and coordinated the “Maui Welcomes Home Her Vietnam Veterans” event on Maui as part of the 50th Commemoration of the …