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 …

Tornado recovery: find out how you can help

Posted on 04/28/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Volunteering   A series of deadly tornadoes swept through parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas the evening of Sunday, April 27, 2014. Particularly affected were the Faulkner County cities of Vilonia and Mayflower; western Pulaski County near Paron; and El Paso in southwest White County. In Arkansas, the confirmed death toll  is 15 with more than 100 injured. Officials ask people to please stay away from storm-damaged areas. Going there may hamper relief efforts. The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management is regularly updating a …

Hub 2 (Central Arkansas) volunteers to meet April 24

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Volunteering AARP Arkansas Hub 2 will meet Thursday, April 24, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the AARP State Office in Little Rock. All volunteers in Pulaski, Saline, Garland, and Jefferson counties are invited to attend. RSVP is required; please call 501-217-1628. The AARP Arkansas State Office is located at 1701 Centerview Drive, Suite 205, Redding Building, Westlake Office Complex in Little Rock. Click on the link for a map and type in a starting address for directions.

AARP Volunteers Make Tax Time Less Taxing

Posted on 01/29/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Volunteering AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will provide free tax assistance & preparation starting in February 2014. LITTLE ROCK— This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to those 60 and older.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free …

Maumelle resident among first graduates of AARP Volunteer Leadership Institute

Posted on 01/17/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Volunteering Maumelle resident among first graduates of AARP Volunteer Leadership Institute Jim Penrod one of 22 honored in Washington, D.C. ceremony  MAUMELLE—Jim Penrod of Maumelle is one of 22 exceptional volunteers across the country who graduated from the inaugural class of AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute.  Penrod, a retired university administrator and current member of AARP Arkansas’ Executive Council, graduated during the ceremony held Wednesday, Jan. 8 in Washington, D.C.  The Volunteer Leadership Institute is a rigorous and innovative training opportunity launched …