AARP builds Arkansas County Advocacy Contacts network to enhance voice on key issues

Posted on 01/21/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Volunteering AARP invites you to join our growing number of County Advocacy Contacts (CACs). We are building a group of advocates in all 75 counties to help the voice of Arkansans 50 plus be heard on important issues like the health care Private Option, Social Security, Medicare and caregiving. “We promise not to take too much of your time, so even if you are volunteering in another role, we hope you will become a CAC,” said Herb Sanderson, AARP Arkansas Associate State Director for Advocacy. Building a …

AARP Driver Safety seeks Arkansas State Coordinator

Posted on 12/5/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Volunteering AARP Driver Safety (ADS) is seeking a highly qualified person to serve as the Arkansas State Coordinator. This is an unpaid volunteer position. Please refer to the attached position description for additional information.  This key position requires both a commitment to the policies and direction of Driver Safety, and the ability to use effective leadership skills to advance the program at the state level. We are seeking a qualified volunteer leader with the ability and initiative to meet new challenges. …

AARP Arkansas honors volunteer leaders with 2014 awards

Posted on 10/28/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Volunteering                         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 28, 2014                                                                                                      AARP Arkansas honors volunteer leaders with 2014 awards LITTLE ROCK—Leroy Williams of Helena-West Helena is the 2014 recipient of the Andrus State Award for Community Service, AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award. Williams received the award during AARP Arkansas’ 2014 Andrus Award and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, held today at  Moss Mountain Farm in Roland. Also presented today was AARP Arkansas’ 2014 …

AARP Arkansas volunteers for disaster relief on National Day of Service; AARP donates $10,000 to Arkansas Dream Center

Posted on 09/11/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Volunteering In the wake of overwhelming tragedy, 9/11 generated one of the most spontaneous and durable outpourings ever of dedication to helping others. AARP designates Sept. 11 of each year as a National Day of Service in which AARP staff, members and volunteers are invited to give back to their local communities. AARP chapters throughout Arkansas  individually designated their own volunteer opportunities for this year’s Day of Service. AARP Arkansas State Office staff, members of the Conway chapter and volunteers from …

Volunteers needed to help staff AARP booth at Aug. 25 anti-fraud forum

Posted on 07/15/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Volunteering The next Arkansans Fighting Fraud event will be held Monday, August 25,2014, in Jonesboro, and volunteers are needed to help staff the AARP Arkansas booth. Arkansans Fighting Fraud events are sponsored by AARP Arkansas and six state agency partners. As part of the events, AARP Arkansas is raising awareness about the Fraud Watch Network, a go-to resource to help people get information they need to protect themselves and their families from con-artists and scammers. The Aug. 25 event will be held at St. Bernards Auditorium, 505 E. Washington Ave. in Jonesboro, and …

Nutrition education volunteers needed in Arkansas

Posted on 05/20/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Volunteering Fighting and ultimately ending hunger is a critical issue nationwide but particularly in Arkansas. That’s because almost 1 in 10 older Arkansans are at risk of hunger– which makes Arkansas the 5th hungriest state in the nation. AARP Arkansas is recruiting volunteers with a passion and interest in nutrition education. Volunteers would help raise awareness in their communities and potentially other parts of the state about resources available to fight hunger and best practices in nutrition.   AARP Foundation, AARP’s affiliated charity, has a long history …