AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.
AARP Foundation is AARP’s 501 c3 charitable affiliate. We are a public charity with revenue from federal agencies, corporations, foundations and individuals. AARP Foundation’s vision is a country free of poverty where no older person feels vulnerable. Staff are located in Washington DC and throughout the US.
Every year, AARP Foundation helps millions of struggling older adults 50 and over win back opportunity by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face each day. Through the Foundation’s many groundbreaking and innovative programs and services, we create and advance effective solutions to meet their basic needs for nutritious food, safe and affordable housing, adequate income and much-needed personal connections.
RSVP promotes the engagement of older persons as community resources in planning for community improvement and in delivery of volunteer services. Achievement of RSVP's purpose is facilitated by the coordination of the resources of CNCS, the RSVP sponsor, and the community to fulfill the following goals of RSVP:
1) Develop a variety of opportunities for community service for older people willing to share their experience, abilities, and skills for the betterment of their community and themselves.
2) Ensure that volunteer assignments are consistent with the interests and abilities of the volunteers and the needs of the community served.
3) Ensure that volunteers are provided needed orientation, in-service instruction, individual support and supervision, and recognition for their volunteer service.
4) Provide reasonable opportunity for community and volunteer involvement and support in development, operation, and appraisal of the RSVP project.
5) Develop local support to supplement available federal sources and ensure that program expenditures are incurred at the lowest possible cost consistent with the effective operation of the project, as required by CNCS's legislation.
6) Cooperate with agencies and organizations involved in the fields of aging and volunteerism.
7) Develop a sound, locally controlled senior volunteer program with continuing community support.
This position is located in Whittier CA.
Reporting to the RSVP National Manager, the RSVP Project Specialist works directly with the RSVP site Project Director to ensure the RSVP project meets its goals and objectives. The Project Specialist works collaboratively with the Project Director and other AARP Foundation colleagues, Community Advisory Group members, community organizations, volunteer station staff, and officials of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to implement the RSVP project. The Project Specialist plays a key role in recruiting volunteers, assisting with public relations, and helping maintain program records.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Impact: This position directly supports the mission of AARP Foundation. The Project Specialist’s work also complements the mission and goals of the Volunteer Stations supported by the site. Provide significant impact to individuals, both volunteers and those serviced, that improves quality of life and brings meaning and vibrancy to their communities and organizations.
Bachelor's Degree with one or more years of progressive work experience. Volunteer management experience is highly desired.
Training and/or experience in work with the over 55 population and/or volunteers is essential.
Computer literacy and car required.
AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.
AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.