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Greater Des Moines Volunteer News

  • Wish of a Lifetime Cupid Crew Volunteer 2024

    Ongoing | Wish of a Lifetime

    Brighten up Valentine’s Day for older adults in your community. On February 14, 2023, Wish of a Lifetime from AARP worked with volunteers across the country to deliver over 100,000 cards and 100,000 roses to older adults for its 10th annual Cupid…. Read More »

  • Disrupt Aging Classroom Tech Producer

    Ongoing | Disrupt Aging Classroom

    Disrupt Aging (DA) Classroom is a 2.5-hour, interactive curriculum that challenges students to examine aging perceptions and think about how the growing aging population is relevant to their personal lives and future careers. The curriculum is…. Read More »

  • AARP Virtual Veterans Brigade

    Ongoing | AARP Nationwide

    Virtual Veteran Brigade members are volunteers that will utilize content shared by the AARP National Team to broadcast information across a multitude of digital and social platforms. Virtual Veteran Brigade members will help to raise awareness of…. Read More »

  • Wish of a Lifetime Postcard Program Volunteer

    Ongoing | Wish of a Lifetime

    Volunteers will join virtually each month to write a personal message to spread love to older adults across the country. Completed cards will be sent to Wish of a Lifetime who will then distribute the cards to older adults in need. This opportunity…. Read More »

  • SDTEK Workshop Presenter

    Ongoing | Driver Safety

    As a Smart DriverTEK Workshop Presenter, you'll be helping mature drivers in your community to learn about new vehicle safety technology.. Read More »

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  • Neighbors Feeding Neighbors - IA

    Ongoing | Lasagna Love

    Lasagna Love strives to feed families in need by matching them with volunteers in their area who will cook and deliver a home cooked meal. Volunteering is flexible and very fulfilling! Lasagna Love is... Read More »

  • Hospice Patient Companion

    Ongoing | Care Initiatives Hospice

    Are you interested in providing meaningful support to patients and families receiving hospice care? We are currently seeking volunteers to join our team. Hold a hand. Listen to memories & stories.... Read More »

  • Take Photos of Gravestones at Cemetery

    Ongoing | BillionGraves

    Would you like to volunteer to take photos of gravestones? Your service will help others find their ancestors and grow their family tree! Get started by going to https://BillionGraves.com/justserve.... Read More »

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

Sign up now for next year’s tax season. You don't need tax experience — only a desire to help. Read More »

AARP Driver Safety

AARP Driver Safety

Help others get on the road to safety as an AARP Driver Safety instructor or coordinator. Read More »

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