The week of April 11th is National Volunteer Week and at AARP New Jersey, we are grateful and honored to work with more than a thousand volunteers every year.  The extraordinary work of these dedicated individuals propels AARP’s mission “to serve, not to be served.”  That phrase was coined by our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, more than 50 years ago and it is certainly still true today.  

If you are looking for ways to volunteer in your own community, why not join an AARP chapter?  There are over 90 chapters in New Jersey and they offer a wonderful opportunity to get involved in many ways.  Call AARP at 1-866-542-8165 to find a chapter near you.  Perhaps you are already a volunteer with AARP and if you are, we thank you whole heartedly for your hard work and commitment to the issues we address in the state and on the national level.  In whatever way you choose to help others, you are making a difference and we applaud your passion.

AARP is here for you.  AARP was founded in 1958 because one person, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, believed she could help others.  Today, AARP has nearly 38 million members nationwide. One person really can make a difference.

Madlyn Fergang

AARP New Jersey State Volunteer Recruiter

Monroe, NJ