community service

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AARP is proud to announce the winners of its inaugural Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Hero Awards, created to acknowledge the hard-working staff and volunteers of nonprofit organizations serving AAPIs age 50-plus.
George Frederick, skills based volunteer
As a foreign service officer, George Frederick lived in the Middle East, Africa and other exotic places during his 25-year career. His job was to observe and report what he saw, sometimes several times a day, whether it was groundbreaking or mundane. “You see a lot,” he said.
Franklin H Williams Award Ceremony on October 8, 2014
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins and six returned Peace Corps volunteers received the Franklin H. Williams award from the Peace Corps on Oct. 8. The award honors returned volunteers from ethnically diverse backgrounds who exemplify an ongoing commitment to community service and Peace Corps’ goal of promoting Americans' better understanding of other people.
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This 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."
Sarita McCaw
This is a guest post by Margot Seay. Margot is AARP's first National Volunteer Director. 
Community Service
Family means the world to Latinos. Many of us dedicate our lives to care and provide for our loved ones. But we also realize that our responsibilities do not end there. As conscientious members of society, we care about providing aid to our "extended families," such as our neighbors, fellow churchgoers and friends. At AARP we believe there's nothing better than going the extra mile for those in need - because compartir es vivir (sharing equals living).
Annual Award Recognizes Those Who Make a Powerful Difference in their Community
This week is full of great stories. It's a toss up for me on whether I like this one better than the man who rode the roller coaster 90 times in one day...
Looking for something to do this weekend? Want a break from the weekend errands and chores? Why not spend some time giving back to your community?
We all know that taking action in our communities is important - to both the communities we serve and our own well-being. AARP has been committed to volunteerism through its Create the Good initiative, and now AARP is teaming up with the NFL Players Association ( NFLPA) to spread the word.
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