Volunteer Opportunity! AARP Driver Safety Coordinator in Maine

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

Volunteering We’re recruiting!!  We are looking for our next Maine State Coordinator for AARP’s Driver Safety Program. AARP Driver Safety (ADS) is seeking a highly qualified person to serve as the Maine State Coordinator. This is an unpaid volunteer position which 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 …

Giving Back – AARP Maine at Preble Street for Annual Day of Service

Posted on 09/10/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Volunteering AARP’s Annual Day of Service – Giving Back Across the Country Each year on September 11th, every AARP office across the country closes its doors and we all participate in a Day of Service, donating a full work day to a designated project in our own communities. Here in Maine, for the second year in a row our office has selected Preble Street Resource Center where we work alongside the remarkable people who prepare and serve meals there three times …

September is Hunger Action Month: You Can Help

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Volunteering Combating Hunger in Maine One person going hungry in Maine is one person too many.  Ours is a state with a far-flung population and many who live here are on low or fixed incomes.  In fact, one third of Mainers 65+ rely on Social Security for 100 percent of their income, just over $1000 per month. The economic downtown of the last several years hit many retirees hard. They’ve watched their savings dwindle or even disappear and, depending on their …

Are You a Smart Driver?

Posted on 08/27/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Volunteering     Driver Safety: An opportunity to learn new techniques and to volunteer in 2014! We can all agree that increasing the number of safe and conscientious drivers on the road can make our communities safer for all. Since 1979, AARP has offered a comprehensive and affordable driver safety course designed to teach and renew one’s defensive driving techniques. AARP Smart Driver is geared to drivers 50+, but is available to drivers of any age who wish to brush up …

Volunteer Opportunity! AARP Foundation Seeks Tax-Aide Coordinator in Maine

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

Volunteering         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 3, 2014       AARP Maine Announces Search for Next AARP Foundation Tax-Aide State Coordinator   Seeks Individual to Serve in Key Role and Represent AARP Maine Membership of 231,000     PORTLAND: AARP Maine announced today that the Association seeks a volunteer leader to serve as their new AARP Foundation Tax-Aide State Coordinator.The successful applicant will become part of a venerable tradition that spans every one of AARP’s 53 state …

Profile of Katherine Freund in the Bangor Daily News

Posted on 05/10/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Volunteering This is a wonderful article in the Bangor Daily News by Opinion Page Editor Erin Rhoda.  The article profiles Katherine Freund, 64, who started the Independent Transportation Network that may be one of the most creative answers to Maine’s transportation challenges for seniors and those in rural communities.  Read this and be inspired! https://arguably.bangordailynews.com/2014/05/09/people/how-this-maine-woman-could-revolutionize-travel-for-older-rural-mainers/ Photo: Troy R. Bennett, Bangor Daily News