AARP Membership Cyber Week Special! Just $20 for 2 years with automatic renewal.
En español | Purpose Prize honorees give back to their communities with a generosity of spirit that is at once impossible to match and irresistibly contagious. They are living their best lives so we can live ours.
Cofounder and Managing Director, Sandy Hook Promise
“Don’t let lack of experience hold you back. When I launched Sandy Hook Promise, I didn’t have any special training to guide me. If you have the passion, you can make a difference.”
Cofounder and CEO, Brilliant Detroit
“Listen. Just listen. It’s really important to really work alongside others and hear what they think they need in order to be successful. Let the community you are striving to help be the one to orchestrate it.”
Cofounder and President of the Board, Bronx Children’s Museum
“What I’ve learned is how much energy and perseverance it takes and how important it is to have good people around you, because in the down moments there’s always someone who says, ‘Get back on track.’”
Founder and CEO, Centro Community Partners
“Whatever you choose to pursue as your mission in life, it has to align with your values. If not, you won’t stay the course and you won’t realize your goal.”
Cofounder and CEO, Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation
"Find your passion. If you find something you really care about, it will fuel you. When you find your passion, you will keep going on that path and you will make the world a better place."
You are leaving AARP.org and going to the website of our trusted provider. The provider’s terms, conditions and policies apply. Please return to AARP.org to learn more about other benefits.
Your email address is now confirmed.
You'll start receiving the latest news, benefits, events, and programs related to AARP's mission to empower people to choose how they live as they age.
You can also manage your communication preferences by updating your account at anytime. You will be asked to register or log in.
In the next 24 hours, you will receive an email to confirm your subscription to receive emails
related to AARP volunteering. Once you confirm that subscription, you will regularly
receive communications related to AARP volunteering. In the meantime, please feel free
to search for ways to make a difference in your community at