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.
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!
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.
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.
“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.
It is tax season, and people are beginning to file their returns. As you gather your paperwork, do you feel like you could use some help? Or maybe you are in a position to assist others with their returns. Either way, there is good news. The AARP Foundation helps provide the means to receive and recruit Tax-Aide services for the community.
AARP Community Ambassador Nancy Crespo moved to Manassas, Virginia, three years ago after a varied career as a biology researcher, science teacher, and high school counselor and administrator. In November 2019 she was one of three volunteers to receive AARP Virginia’s President’s Award for Community Service, which recognized the recipients’ significant contributions to the work of AARP Virginia over the past year. I spoke with Nancy at The Swiss Bakery in Springfield, Virginia. Our conversation has been edited for length.
The AARP Fredericksburg Chapter 3396 work in their community is very extensive from helping veterans, organizing food drives, contributing to Soup for Seniors, advocacy and more. Join the AARP Fredericksburg Chapter 3396 at their next meeting every first Tuesday of every month, for more information visit their website http://aarp3396.org/.
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