AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people to choose how they live as they age. AARP Virginia volunteers work to strengthen their communities and advocate for what matters most to families - health security, financial stability, and personal fulfillment.
AARP is known for our strong tradition of community involvement, which continues today. Community Ambassadors work collaboratively as a volunteer team with AARP members and chapters, the public, and local organizations to share information and resources on a variety of programs and activities. Volunteering as a Community Ambassador is a perfect way to make a difference in your community!
At AARP, advocacy is key to our mission of leading positive social change. AARP advocacy volunteers partner with staff on both the state and federal levels to influence important legislative issues that impact health, economic security, and protection from consumer and investment fraud. Training is available.
Speakers Bureau volunteers educate and inform the public about key issues, increase and promote AARP’s visibility in the community, and speak on behalf of the association. Volunteers present workshops on a variety of topics such as caregiving, brain health, downsizing and decluttering, or fraud prevention.
E-advocacy and the AARP Virginia website are two ways to remain informed and support the work of AARP from the comfort of your own home!
Sign up to be an E-advocate.
AARP + StoryCorps OutLoud Partnership
AARP’s unwavering commitment to the LGBTQ audience reflects our core belief in the dignity, worth, and potential of every individual. Our commitment can be measured by what we say—and what we do. In our policy work at the community, state, and national levels, we are proud to stand with LGBTQ members, non-members, allies, and partner organizations.
In 2021, AARP and StoryCorps entered their third year of working together to amplify the voices and experiences of older LGBTQ adults.
Joseph Patton joined the US Navy in 1956 and was given an undesirable discharge because of the assumption that he was gay. Click to hear his story.