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Job Title:
Volunteer Recruitment Intern (Philadelphia)
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Job Function:
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Program Administration
Philadelphia, PA US
Business Unit:
AARP Foundation
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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.

Summary Statement

Would you like to intern for the largest social mission organization in the country? Join our Philadelphia Experience Corps branch as a valuable intern with this busy team of professionals to contribute to our mission.


AARP Experience Corps, AARP’s newest service initiative, is an award-winning national program that engages people over 50 to tutor and mentor K-3 elementary school students struggling to learn to read.


An integral component of our work involves tapping the time and expertise of highly trained volunteers to support thousands of K-3 students in schools across Philadelphia. The Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator is a vital link in the ongoing recruitment and enrollment processes required to build a strong team of volunteer tutors age 50-plus. The intern will work on real projects that will help us support and strengthen Philadelphia schools. Duties include the following:

  • Plan and participate in community outreach events to recruit prospective volunteers
  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies for the recruitment of volunteers.

  • Coordinate meeting logistics and support implementation of a series of volunteer information sessions, including creation of flyers and email announcements.

  • Make presentations at community events to help generate interest in the Philadelphia Experience Corps program.

  • Make follow-up phone calls to interested volunteers to register them to attend an information session.

  • Schedule intake sessions and assist with interviews and screening of prospective volunteers

  • Process paperwork related to intake of new volunteers.

  • Use social media platforms to post recruitment messages on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Gather and collate member enrollment-related paperwork.

  • Complete data entry assignments and ensure accuracy and completeness of volunteer records.

  • Assist with planning, coordination and implementation of mandatory volunteer training events.

  • Handle administrative duties as assigned and provide general administrative and clerical support to Experience Corps staff

  • Participate in branch-level and national-level meetings and conference calls as required.

  • Perform other duties as needed to support the mission of AARP Foundation Experience Corps Philadelphia


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Interns must be actively attending an accredited college or university, pursuing a bachelor’s degree, junior or senior year with  minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must agree to and pass a criminal background check
  • Creative, responsible, organized, flexible, self-motivated
  • Ability to adapt to changing environments
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space
  • Interest in nonprofit management and community development
  • Computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong communication skills. Proven ability to effectively interact and communicate orally and in writing with a diverse range of people, including older adults
  • Must have good customer service skills
  • Supervisory experience desirable 
  • Volunteer recruitment experience desirable
  • Access to a vehicle a plus

To Apply for this Opportunity
1.     Submit a current resume in response to the specific posted job, or indicate your preferred work location (we’re in all 50 states and U.S. territories);
2.     A cover letter detailing the areas of interest to you for an internship at AARP;
3.     Two letters of recommendation  from a college or university professor/instructor or advisor and a manager who is familiar with your work;
4.     An official copy of a current semester transcript detailing the number of accumulated credits and your current GPA (minimum GPA required of 3.0)
5.     AARP screens its employees and interns through background clearance and drug testing. 
Instructions for Uploading Your Cover Letter & Writing Sample
1.     Adding cover letter and writing sample at time of application submission;
·Complete the on-line application by clicking the SUBMIT button at the end of the application;
·Click the MY CAREER TOOLS link at the top of the “MY APPLICATIONS” SCREEN;
·Separately upload each document
2.     Adding cover letter and writing samples at a later time
·Access the careers website –
·Log in with the user name/password used at the time that you applied for the internship
·Click the MY CAREER TOOLS link on the top right of the screen
·Scroll down to the COVER LETTERS and ATTACHMENTS section
·Separately upload each document

Benefits Offered

Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.

AARP supports and complies with Philadelphia’s “Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards (Chapter 9-3500 of The Philadelphia Code, as revised), also known as the “Ban the Box” ordinance.  This ordinance ensures that hiring and other employment decisions are made based on relevant work qualifications without improperly considering a person’s criminal record.  In accordance with the law, AARP does not include questions about criminal convictions in its employment application or interview process, and does not conduct criminal background checks until after a conditional offer of employment is made.  Any criminal background check will be conducted in good faith, and any negative information obtained as a result of that check will be evaluated by AARP in good faith and on an individualized basis tailored to the requirements of the specific employment opportunity.  For more information regarding the Ban the Box ordinance, please visit


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