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AARP Recognizes Power of Volunteerism During National Volunteer Week

Posted on 04/24/2013 by | Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringThis is a guest post by Nancy LeaMond. Nancy, the Executive Vice President of AARP’s State and National Group, leads government affairs, public education and integrated legislative and educational campaigns and volunteerism and service for AARP’s social change agenda.  Nancy also has responsibility for AARP’s state operation, which includes offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.   With National Volunteer Week upon us, it’s a great time to recognize the significant …

Creative Ways to Thank Those Who Serve — National Volunteer Week

Posted on 04/22/2013 by | Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringThis year, National Volunteer Week is scheduled for April 21-27 — and according to the HandsOn Network, the week “is about inspiring, recognizing, and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities.” NVW often translates into neighborhood work projects, usually involving a combination of paint brushes, garbage bags and brightly colored themed T-shirts. It’s a great time to get things done that may have piled up over the winter — and when everyone gets together to …

Volunteers: Thank You for All You Do

Posted on 04/17/2012 by | The Road Well Traveled | Comments

VolunteeringApril 15-21 marks National Volunteer Week—a week to recognize the extraordinary achievements of volunteers in their efforts to improve the lives of others through service. At AARP Driver Safety, we rely on a network of nearly 6,500 volunteers to instruct, promote, and coordinate our classroom course, CarFit, and “We Need to Talk” in local communities nationwide. In 2011, our volunteers helped over 550,000 drivers stay safe, educated, and confident. During National Volunteer Week last year, we recognized several exceptional Driver Safety volunteers, …

Cable Companies Helping to Increase Volunteer Rates?

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

Volunteering This 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 www.yearofgiving.org.  A frequent writer and speaker on volunteering and micro-philanthropy, Sandridge lives in our nation’s capital. A few weeks back I got letter in the mail from my cable provider, Comcast, informing me that I would need to order and install something …

AARP Helps Latinos Give Back to Communities

Posted on 10/21/2011 by | Washington D.C. | Comments

VolunteeringFor many years, AARP has worked tirelessly on behalf of the 50+ community by creating opportunities for our members to support and make an enduring social impact through programs that lift the financial and physical well-being of older Americans. The organization has also focused efforts on multicultural families particularly in the Latino, African American, and Asian communities by facilitating volunteerism for our members. One such volunteer effort in the Latino community is ‘Compartir es Vivir’ which allows you to serve …