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Volunteer Reporters Needed


The AARP Virginia Virtual Volunteer Newsroom needs reporters. We have a team of volunteer reporters who cover events and write feature articles to tell the AARP story in Virginia. We have a lot going on, and we need more volunteer reporters to cover our events for our website and e-newsletters.

In 2019 we provided over 400 in-person workshops and events for Virginians age 50 and older and their families. Since 2020, we have offered hundreds of virtual events via Zoom. This summer we resumed in-person activities, and our reporting team is busier than ever.

If you are a current or former journalist and enjoy sharing your wisdom of grammar, punctuation, and AP style for free, we would like for you to join our volunteer newsroom team. The great thing about this volunteer job is that you don’t necessarily have to leave your house. Some of our events are still online, so you can work in your jammies from your home office, kitchen table, power recliner, or comfy sofa.

If you prefer to get out of the house, we have plenty going on. Whether you want to report on a workshop, a fitness activity, or social event, there's something for you.

In addition to telling the world about all the great activities AARP Virginia has going on, there's a chance to craft feature stories about the people who make it happen -- AARP volunteers and local community organizations.

You take on as much or as little work as you would like, and work whenever you want. There’s no paycheck, but you will be sharing important information to people age 50-plus. The content is used on the AARP Virginia website, e-newsletters and social media channels.

AARP is a terrific place to work and volunteer, so if you ever want to branch out from writing for us, there are plenty of opportunities. If you join our newsroom team, you will get all the benefits of being an AARP volunteer: full orientation, helpful resources, and travel expense reimbursement. We also have fun events and learning activities for our volunteers.

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, email with VOLUNTEER REPORTER in the subject line.

With nearly 1 million members in Virginia, AARP is the largest organization serving people age 50 and older and their families in the Commonwealth. Learn more about what we do at, follow us on Facebook @AARPVirginia or on Twitter @AARPVa. Check out our virtual events at

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the nation’s largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

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