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AARP DC State Office

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The AARP DC State Office is currently looking for a variety of volunteers to support older adults as they age!

  • Ward Liaison: As a Ward Liaison, our most popular role, you will help raise awareness of the work of AARP while fighting for programs and services upon which many DC residents rely. Things like nutrition access, affordable housing and prescriptions, and funding for social service programs are a few items we are fighting for as we speak. In this role, you’ll be the representative of your Ward and share the needs of those seniors with our State Director. Additionally, you may be asked to assist with our advocacy priorities, testifying before DC Council, attending community meetings, and disseminating resources in your community. Ward Liaisons become a familiar face in their communities and commit a minimum of 2 hours per month, including one monthly team call.

  • Speaker’s Bureau: The Speaker’s Bureau consists of volunteer trainers who provide presentations on driver safety, fraud prevention, the Census, and caregiving resources. We are always looking for bi-lingual volunteers and get anywhere from 4-8 requests per month. Each presentation takes between 30 minutes to 1 hour and is presented to an audience of 20 or more.

  • Executive Council: Members are selected by our State President and State Director. The Executive Council provides strategic guidance in advancing AARP’s vision and mission in the District. The Council focuses on the "big picture, and works with staff to deliver on the State Office’s Strategic Plan. The Executive Council meets bimonthly and currently consists of 6 members. They do not meet in July and August.

  • Seasonal Volunteers: We also have episodic volunteers, these are individuals who make a shorter term or project volunteer commitment with a strong impact and return on their time. Episodic Volunteers assist with Day of Service Projects or annual holiday parties.

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About AARP DC State Office

Location:

100 M St SE, Suite 650, Washington, DC 20003, US

Mission Statement

AARP’s mission is to empower people to choose how they live as they age. The District of Columbia State Office is helping you discover the real possibilities in your life at any age. AARP DC strives to ensure that older adults and their families in the District of Columbia live their best lives. We contribute to, excel in, and deliver on AARP’s mission and purpose. Our work is localized, integrated and accomplished by a dynamic team of volunteers and staff working across all eight wards to support the Age-Friendly DC initiative to make the District a great place for all ages to live, work and play! There are more than 87,000 AARP members in Washington, DC.

Description

AARP is the Nation's largest non-profit, non partisan organization dedicated to empowering people to choose how they live as they age.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Justice & Legal
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

100 M St SESuite 650Washington, DC 20003

(38.87674,-77.00543)
 

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • Lobbying
  • Public Advocacy
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1+ hours per month
  • AARP maintains a non-partisan stance with respect to candidates, current government officials, political parties and public events. In summary, we do not endorse political parties or politicians. We focus of policies that support healthy aging.

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