Serve America Act

President Obama Signs Serve America Act Into Law

Posted on 04/21/2009 by | General News | Comments

VolunteeringTom Nelson, COO here at AARP, has been passionate about the Serve America Act that President Obama signed today. Here’s a guest blog from Tom about why this legislation is so important to AARP, you, and our country: I’m so pleased that this afternoon, AARP attended the White House signing ceremony for the Serve America Act. It is truly an historic event and one that we’re particularly pleased will create meaningful volunteer opportunities for people 50+. Fifty years ago, Dr. …

Hatch: Why the Serve America Act is Such a Good Bill

Posted on 03/26/2009 by | General News | Comments

VolunteeringSpecial Guest Blog Posting for shAARPsession By Senator Orrin Hatch The Serve America Act is truly a bipartisan piece of legislation that enjoys widespread support. I would like to take a few minutes to tell you why it is such a good bill. First, this bill is 100 percent voluntary. No one in our nation is compelled to give service, and this bill upholds that tradition. What the legislation will do is provide new and expanded opportunities for people who …

Mikulski: A New Spirit of Service

Posted on 03/25/2009 by | General News | Comments

VolunteeringSPECIAL GUEST BLOG FOR SHAARPSESSION BY SENATOR BARBARA A. MIKULSKI: “There is a new, invigorated spirit of service in the United States of America. Americans everywhere are looking to serve and give back to their country. They want to know how they can give and how they can help. They want to be part of an effort to improve society. “Last month, more than 9,700 applications were submitted to AmeriCorps, more than triple the amount of applications submitted at the …