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Volunteer for the AARP National Policy Council

Are you:

  • A good listener and consensus-builder?
  • A life-long learner?
  • Able to analyze issues locally and within a broader context?
  • Open to learning from a collegial group of experts who will challenge you to understand issues from new perspectives?

If so, consider applying to the National Policy Council (NPC), a volunteer policy analysis and advisory body to the AARP Board of Directors. The NPC Nominations Committee will begin accepting nominations for open positions starting on Jan. 1, 2016. In the meantime, learn more about the NPC and the applications process here:

Application Process


To be considered, qualified applicants must:

  • Have experience developing and analyzing public policy issues.
  • Have the ability and time to fully participate in the NPC.
  • Be open to new and challenging concepts.
  • Be an AARP member (age 50 and over).

The NPC Nominating Committee screens, interviews and recommends candidates to the Board of Directors. Interviews of the final round of candidates will be conducted in April followed by the Board of Directors’ review and approval of NPC appointments in June. This is a highly competitive process with approximately 200 applications received for the few openings available every two years.


  • Jan. 1, 2016-Feb. 28, 2016-Applications Due
  • April 2016-Notification to Applicants Selected for an Interview
  • April 2016-Interview Selected Candidates
  • June 2016-Notification of NPC Nominees

If you have questions, please call the AARP Office of Policy Integration at 202.434.3720

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