giving back

Former NFL Players Give the Gift of Fitness and Fun

Posted on 09/13/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringOf all the things that we get to do as former players in giving back to the community, in my opinion, the most fun is  giving time to the local community children. Last weekend, the NFLPA former players, as part of the NFLPA One Team One Community initiative, visited Monroe Elementary School in Oak Brook Illinois  for a day of fitness, fun, and football. The mission of the One Team One Community initiative is to improve the quality of life …

The Takeaway: Boomer Volunteers Needed

Posted on 04/25/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayAs more boomers transition from full-time employment to “retirement”—whatever that may mean these days—charities see an opportunity to capitalize on some of their newfound free time.

Getting Inspired to Change the World at Hogwarts

Posted on 04/2/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringThe following is a guest post from Kim Sedmak, Executive Producer of AARP’s “Your Life Calling” with Jane Pauley: I had the wonderful opportunity to be present at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship March 28-30, 2012. Three days of being embraced, inspired and empowered by 900 delegates from 66 countries at the Oxford University’s Said Business School. I was invited as a member of the media with the intention of trying to locate innovative examples of people 50+ …

5 Reasons to “Give to the Max”

Posted on 11/9/2011 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringThis is a guest post by Aaron Knight of  AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly. LCE champions the dignity and rights of Washington, D.C.’s most vulnerable seniors by providing free legal and social work services to those in need. Do you want to be involved in something groundbreaking, breathtaking, and joy-making? Then Give to the Max! Today, Wednesday, November 9th, is Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington.  For the first time ever in the history of Washington, D.C. — …

Making Life Better With Friends

Posted on 10/11/2011 by |Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeWho is that special person in your life who you call a friend? Do you have one? Do you wish you had one? Do you know how to be one? How many times has someone asked you what you look for in a friend? Did you know how to answer? Friendships seldom happen in a hurry. Statistics show that people with friends are less likely to develop physical impairments and as a bonus are likely to lead a more joyful, …

Changing Trends in Volunteering in America

Posted on 08/10/2011 by |Giving & Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringThis is a guest blog post from Reed Sandridge.  Sandridge lost his job in 2009 and did the unthinkable – he started giving away $10 a day to complete strangers!  He captured the story of every recipient at  A frequent writer and speaker on volunteering and micro-philanthropy, Sandridge lives in our nation’s capital. On Monday the federal Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) released data on the volunteer landscape of the United States based on research collected over …