Volunteering

Meet our volunteers and find opportunities to get involved with our outreach and community service programs.
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Mattie Lawrence Johnson's wide-ranging efforts to help others earned her AARP Virginia’s 2021 Andrus Award for Community Service.
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If you enjoy sharing your wisdom of grammar, punctuation, and AP style for free, we would like for you to join our volunteer newsroom team.
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Suzanne Franklin of Amherst is the newest member of AARP Virginia's executive council
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Starting more than 30 years ago to provide AIDS services for women and children, the LGBT Life Center in Norfolk, Virginia, continues their initial goal.
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Our federal advocacy volunteers serve as AARP Virginia’s volunteer representatives to their Member of Congress and assist in the implementation of projects that inform the public of AARP’s federal legislative priorities.
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Volunteers from across Virginia recognized at virtual ceremony
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It began as a virtual substitute for their summer picnic, and the card-making project for nursing home residents morphed into bringing cheer to veterans, too. Next up: Christmas cards for lonely seniors. Remote-learning grandkids got in on the action, too!
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AARP Virginia is looking for a leader to serve as its volunteer State President. In addition to chairing the Executive Council, the State President is the chief volunteer spokesperson and frequently represents AARP Virginia at functions across the state. The State President is also a key partner and counsel to the State Director. We’re looking for someone who truly cares about AARP’s mission, understands and can communicate the Association’s policy positions, and gets inspired by the phenomenal work done by AARP volunteers across Virginia. The full position description can be downloaded as a PDF: State President Position Description.
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April is National Volunteer Month – a time to recognize the importance of volunteerism and to celebrate the significant contributions that volunteers make in communities across the country. At AARP Virginia, we have always been proud of the strong spirit of service and leadership that we see in our volunteers. The current health crisis has presented many challenges, but it has also given us the opportunity to see the long-lasting impact of the important work we have done.
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“Leap Day, 2020” was a great day for Richmond women (and a few brave men!) to “leap” into some new health and fitness lifestyles at the TRIVE, Women’s Health & Fitness Expo presented by local CBS affiliate WTVR, Channel 6. Featuring over 100 exhibitors, the six-hour event was held at the Richmond Raceway Complex for the 18th year.
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