Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement
November AL!VE Academy: Volunteer Revelations from an Older Adult
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern
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November AL!VE Academy, November 16 from 1:30-2:30 Eastern

Volunteer Revelations from an Older Adult

Our presenter, Paul,  worked in the aging field for most of his career with a long track record of
volunteering for senior service agencies. Then came the pandemic and his volunteer
assignments were eliminated. He created new volunteer roles for himself, some continuing to
this day. As someone who just turned 60, he’s been in a good position to observe demographic
shifts, an increasing dependence on technology, and how the pandemic is changing community
engagement for older adults. Paul will share his recent observations with a look to the future.

Learning Objectives:
  • Demonstrate how older adults are gaining social connectivity and new skills via virtual platforms
  • Review approaches to assist older adults with limited technology skills and/or financial resources
  • Share or Identify at least two hands-on practices to help build our age-friendly volunteer management tool box
Paul Iarrobino is a community activist, speaker, and documentarian with over three decades of
gerontology experience. For the past few years, he developed a virtual framework for
community members to safely connect during the pandemic.

Paul added “author” to his
storytelling wheelhouse with the release of his first book, COVIDOLOGY: Sharing Life Lessons
from Behind the Mask. The vision for this anthology was sparked by these weekly virtual social
support calls. He was inspired to create a new body of work that featured everyday first-time
storytellers navigating the pandemic and learning about themselves and each other during an
ever-changing landscape.
You can follow his work at

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