Are you our next State President?

Posted on 10/16/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Volunteering Are you a passionate, strategic thinker with outstanding leadership qualities and the ability to motivate and inspire others?  If so, we want you!  AARP Delaware is conducting a statewide search for the position of State President.  This is a high-level volunteer position that offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to utilize your skills and experience to make a positive difference in the lives of the First State’s 50+ population.  The AARP Delaware State President: Serves as Chair of the Executive Council, an …

Write your story and connections will happen

Posted on 09/8/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Volunteering by Myrle Bowe, AARP Volunteer “But I can’t write,” you protest. Yes, you can—it’s like telling stories to your grandchildren. Grammar and punctuation are important here for clarity, not formal style. A memoir writing workshop is inspiration and social interaction, all beneficial to your personal well-being. Stories shared stimulate memories—laughter and fond remembrances as well as more somber times. Memoir groups extend social life and friendships outside the class itself, enriching lives in the process. “But my life hasn’t been …

Be an AARP Executive Council volunteer!

Posted on 07/3/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Volunteering Do you enjoy working for a cause? Do you want to team up with other leaders to enhance the quality of life of Delawareans as they age? Then you might want to join AARP Delaware’s Executive Council. The Executive Council member is part of a team of leadership volunteers, who under the guidance of the State President and State Director carry out AARP’s strategic priorities in Delaware. You will have the opportunity to provide guidance and assistance to state office …

Consider Making Delaware a Safer Place to Drive

Posted on 12/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering AARP Delaware is recruiting instructors to teach AARP Driver Safety classes. Last year Delaware volunteers taught 406 classes to 5,115 participants. Delaware drivers who complete the course are eligible for discounts on automobile liability insurance. To become an instructor, volunteers must take the six-hour classroom course, plus eight to 12 hours of training. New instructors co-teach classes until they feel confident to go solo. Instructors are asked to teach at least three classes a year. “This course—and the people who …

Volunteers Needed to Help Food Bank

Posted on 07/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering AARP encourages people to volunteer to pack meal boxes for older residents and perform other tasks at the Food Bank of Delaware’s two sites in Newark and Milford. The boxes contain juice, cereal, vegetables, milk, beans or peanut butter, pasta and such items as tuna, canned chili, beef stew or chicken. The Food Bank of Delaware also needs volunteers to sort food, help the kitchen staff assemble and pack after-school meals for children, stock the warehouse, help staff members with …

Top AARP Volunteer named 2013 Woman of the Year

Posted on 04/12/2013 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Volunteering Judith (Judy) Taggart, AARP Delaware Executive Council member, has been named 2013 Woman of the Year by the University of Delaware Women’s Club. Judy will be honored at a luncheon on May 1. Judy joined the Delaware Executive Council in 2010 and has brought extensive background in non-profit leadership and volunteer management to her role on the EC. During 30 years of management experience, she was successful in strategic planning, financial management and fund development. Prior to retiring, she was …