Volunteer to Fight Homelessness, Improve Transportation in Los Angeles

Posted on 04/30/20 by The AARP Bulletin

Want to make a difference in your city? AARP California is looking for Los Angeles residents and business owners to promote improvements in the areas of housing, homelessness and transportation.

Members of a new volunteer team, Los Angeles City Advocates, will meet virtually with City Council members and other local leaders, establishing relationships and communicating Angelenos’ everyday needs and experiences.

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Relating their own stories, the advocates will help steer policy that will result in a more livable, affordable city.

Focus areas will include street safety and walkability, age-friendly housing and transit, and equitable access to community services and opportunities, as well as ways to address the homelessness crisis. Advocates will also attend public committee hearings, council meetings and special events.

“Now more than ever, we need AARP members to have their voices heard on local issues that affect them in their own communities,” said Luis Campillo, AARP in Los Angeles metro manager.

You don’t need special expertise to join the team, as volunteers receive resources and training.

For more information, email David Azevedo at dazevedo@aarp.org or call 626-585-2618. To become an advocate, go to aarp.cvent.com/LACAVolunteers or call 877-926-8300.

—Rita Beamish

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