animal rescue volunteer

Know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older?

Posted on 04/11/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Volunteering They’re in the community every day – volunteering, making a difference, lending their time and talent to help others in need.  They work in food banks and animal shelters, in schools and in hospitals.  They are often unsung heroes, working and giving without recognition or thanks –  just because it’s the right thing to do.  If you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older, show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2014 AARP Nevada Andrus Award …

saving you money on utility bills

AARP Nevada and “watchdogs” help avert proposed Southwest Gas surcharge

Posted on 02/6/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Volunteering In a victory for consumers across the state, AARP Nevada and hundreds of volunteers helped stop a recent proposal to bring a new surcharge to Southwest Gas customers.  The Southwest Gas proposal for Gas Infrastructure Replacement -  an accelerated replacement of aging gas lines - required extra payments from residential customers before the work was completed, or even started – the equivalent of ratepayers giving a loan to the utility company to complete its work. AARP Nevada spoke out against the surcharge, providing testimony at hearings as well as written comments to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC).  Volunteer …

Help spread the word on important issues - be a volunteer presenter!

Help spread the word on important issues – be a volunteer presenter!

Posted on 11/18/2013 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Volunteering AARP Nevada is an important voice in our communities, helping residents throughout the Silver State access information on Medicare and Social Security benefits, resources for family caregivers, ways to steer clear of scams and much more.  But your help is needed to spread the word! Do you enjoy speaking with community groups, networking and sharing information? AARP Nevada is looking for volunteers to help increase our outreach efforts by making presentations, and by identifying new groups and clubs that could …

help Nevadans with their taxes

Got financial skills? Help Nevadans by becoming an AARP Tax-Aide volunteer!

Posted on 11/14/2013 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Volunteering Got financial skills? Love working with numbers? You can help Nevadans maximize their money this tax season by becoming a Tax-Aide volunteer! Each year, the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program provides free tax preparation for thousands across the country.  Last season in Nevada, Tax-Aide volunteers served nearly 16,000 people throughout the state, preparing returns and answering questions for some who did not need to file.  Their efforts resulted in more than $11 million in tax refunds! More than 270 Nevada Tax-Aide …

fight against unfair utility rates!

Use your power to make a difference for Nevada ratepayers! Join the Utility Watchdogs

Posted on 11/14/2013 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Volunteering Are you wondering what the purchase of NV Energy by Warren Buffet’s MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company will mean for Nevadans? Do you want to know what the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is doing that affects your monthly electric, gas and telephone bills?  Here in Nevada, AARP is fighting for consumers every day to challenge rate increase proposals and ensure utility companies receive only what is fair and reasonable – and not a dime more – so you can keep more …

Nevada Andrus Award recipient Shirley Waugh

AARP Nevada Recognizes Shirley Waugh with 2013 Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 10/14/2013 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Volunteering Shirley Waugh has been selected to receive the 2013 AARP Nevada Andrus Award for Community Service – the organization’s most prestigious state volunteer award for community service.  The award recognizes Waugh’s lifelong commitment to volunteerism, public service and building a better community, as well as her courage and unique ability to inspire others to get involved. A cancer survivor herself, Waugh serves as president of the Witness Project and volunteers with the American Cancer Society, advocating for better access to care and connecting those in need with resources.  Building …