Know inspiring volunteers? Let’s honor them

Posted on 05/22/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Volunteering AARP now is accepting nominations for its 2014 Ohio Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Ohioans age 50+ who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “AARP Ohio is excited to shine a light on 50+ Ohioans who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Jane Taylor, AARP State Director. Nominations will be evaluated by AARP Ohio based on how the …

Take the Road to Safer Driving

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering By Vince McKelvey Bob Rankin, of suburban Cincinnati, spent part of his working life overseeing training, so it was only natural that, once he had taken an AARP Driver Safety course, he’d want to teach it. “They were talking about getting instructors,” said Rankin, 80, who spent 43 years with Ryerson Inc., a metals distribution company. “When I was working, I was the regional manager of training, and I said, ‘This looks pretty neat.’ ” That was in 2004. Now, as …

A little of your time can make a big difference

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Volunteering Non-profit organizations serving neighborhoods throughout Summit County invite you to stop by  for refreshments and discussion about how a little of your time can make a big difference in your community when AARP and the Summit County United Way sponsor a volunteer fair the evening of Monday,  March 31, at the Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls. On hand to answer your questions and discuss volunteer opportunities will be the Akron-Canton Food Bank, Summit County Historical Society, Summa Health System, Akron …

Volunteer Leadership Institute graduates first class

Posted on 01/15/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Volunteering Darine Prok of Medina has graduated as a member of the inaugural class of AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute (VLI).  She was one of 23 exceptional volunteers from across the country who completed the course. VLI is a rigorous and innovative training opportunity launched by AARP in December 2012 to mobilize highly skilled and motivated AARP volunteers to the next level of volunteer leadership.  The first class met both in person and virtually over a 13-month period to build their leadership strengths in …

20 Tax-Aide Sites in Cincinnati

Posted on 12/31/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering Cincinnati residents can get free help filing their state and federal taxes at about 20 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide sites Feb. 3 to April 15. Volunteer tax preparers are trained and IRS-certified. About 100 volunteers will staff the sites. Over 40 additional sites are available throughout Southwest Ohio. Some sites can assist walk-in taxpayers, but most require appointments. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, helped over 5,800 Hamilton County residents prepare returns in 2013, …

Big Things are Happening in Cincinnati – Be a Part of It!

Posted on 12/24/2013 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Volunteering We have big plans in Cincinnati next year, and you can be part of the fun! In 2014, AARP members throughout the Cincinnati area will be invited to participate in a variety of events, including educational, volunteer and local event discounts for educational and cultural offerings. AARP volunteers will be essential to achieving success and making a difference in the lives of their fellow Cincinnatians. There are a number of volunteer opportunities in 2014 that may be just what you …