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Volunteering

 

Small Actions. Big Results. Create the Good.

There is a new spirit of service sweeping the country. Americans of all ages are coming together with our leaders to ensure that there are opportunities to make our nation a better place and to solve problems with citizen-powered solutions.

With a lifetime of skills, experience and wisdom, boomers and older Americans have much to contribute. Four in ten want to help even more than they do now. As our nation faces growing challenges, AARP has launched “Create the Good” to provide opportunities for all Americans to make a difference in their communities, and beyond.

In Alabama, AARP has collaborated with the Governor’s Office on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, the Alabama Department of Senior Services and the Nonprofit Resource Center of Alabama.

Upcoming events include a series of regional nonprofit roundtable meetings in Huntsville, Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile, followed by Community Volunteer Fairs and an identity theft prevention/document shredding event Oct. 23 in Auburn.

A Legacy of Service

Fifty years ago, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, a retired high school principal, founded AARP with the motto, “To serve, not to be served.” We continue to honor our founder by connecting our members and engaging them and their networks in a wide range of opportunities to serve others.

Today, more than 9 million people give back Association-wide through AARP’s volunteer, donor, and activist networks. Our volunteer programs provide more than $137 million in economic impact—and that’s just includ¬ing the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program, and our Drivers Safety and Faith in Action work.

Create the Good

Anyone can visit AARP.org/CreateTheGood to find more than 250 opportuni¬ties to get involved in activities that help their neighbors and communities—whether they have five minutes or five hours. Through Create the Good—both online and on-the-ground—Americans can connect a network of people, tools, and ideas to help them make a difference in their communities.

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