VOLUNTEERS – SUPER IMPORTANT— PLEASE SAVE THIS PAGE
The annual AARP Activities Report is very specific as to volunteer categories. Our Standing Rules state all community-oriented volunteer activities of our members shall be considered “chapter-sponsored.” These activities are in no way conducted by AARP, which has no responsibility in connection with such activities. Therefore, we are changing our reporting categories to match AARP’s definitions. This will make that dratted year-end report much easier to tally.
PLEASE CUT OUT AND SAVE THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS SO YOU CAN CLASSIFY YOUR ACTIVITIES EASILY.
Advocacy/Legislative: Non-partisan activities supporting the goals and strategies of AARP, your AARP State Office or a local community need. Examples include get-out-the-vote campaigns, writing letter to Congress on issues of concern, or hosting a community issues forum.
Education/Scholarships or other: Programs designed to identify and support the ongoing education of deserving students in the community. Any other school- or education- based community activity, such as literacy2 projects, adopt-a-school- programs, tutoring, building a school playground, collecting school supplies for needy children or instructing seniors on how to use a computer should also be included in this section.
Fundraising: Projects like bake sales, silent auctions and other activities that raise money for the chapter’s community service projects (i.e. our Treasure Chest and Opportunity Drawing).
Health and Wellness: This includes chapter support for events promoting physical activity.
Hunger: Chapter efforts or programs that support or fight hunger. Examples include food drives or donating money to help hunger.
Long-Term Care/Nursing Home Support: Programs in which members provide friendly visits, reading, letter writing, etc. for shut-ins, residents of nursing homes and veterans’ facilities, as well as general support for such facilities.
AARP’S DAY OF SERVICE
AARP Driver Safety
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
All Other: This general category includes all other chapter community service projects, including clothing drives, other support for needy members of the community, disaster relief or emergency preparedness, outreach to the disabled community, Habitat for Humanity, services to youth and seniors, etc.
In 2015 we had 66 members volunteering for a total of 3,151 hours!! Dave More contributed 1,517 of those hours. Congratulations, David! All, keep up the good work and remember to tally your hours in the above categories each month and submit the form below. It is not necessary to detail where you volunteer, only the category. This will make it so much easier for the year-end report to National.
LOOK FOR A LEGISLATIVE REPORT NEXT MONTH!
PLEASE BE SURE TO PUT THIS REPORT IN THE PURPLE ENVELOPE EACH MONTH! THANKS.
VOLUNTEER HOURS REPORT: NAME______________________________________MONTH: __________________
ADVOCACY/LEGIS. _________________ EDUCATION __________________ FUNDRAISING_________________
HEALTH/WELLNESS ________________ HUNGER _________________ CARE/NURSING HOME ____________
DAY OF SERVICE _________________ DRIVER SAFETY _____________ TAX-AIDE _______________________
ALL OTHER ________________________________________________________________________________________