Volunteering That Fits Your Interests

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering Want to give back to your community? It’s now easier for AARP members to volunteer. AAAP is collaborating with the Helpline Center to help fill needs for volunteers in the Sioux Falls area. Matching volunteers with civic needs is among the services of the Helpline Center, a nonprofit that provides community information, referral and crisis-line services to people in need. “We help volunteers find opportunities that are right for them. We help match their skills, interests and abilities so that …

Why I Volunteer

Posted on 04/11/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Volunteering Why I Volunteer – by Kevin Kavanaugh, AARP SD Executive Council Member There’s nothing more satisfying in life than knowing that you are making a difference – either in your chosen career, or as a volunteer. Besides bringing meaning to life, volunteering your time and talents can also provide these benefits: Staying active and involved. People who get up off the couch and do something are healthier both physically and mentally, and have a much happier outlook on life. Meeting …

Milbank Volunteer Receives Top Honors

Posted on 03/31/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Volunteering The Andrus Award for Community Service is AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award for community service.  This award symbolizes an individual’s power and ability to make a difference in the lives of others.  This award also acts as a symbol to the public that we can all work together for positive social change. AARP has long valued the spirit of volunteerism and the important contributions volunteers make to their communities, neighbors, and the programs they serve. Recipients across the …

AARP in Blunt

Posted on 02/3/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Volunteering AARP is making a difference in communities all across South Dakota.  In Blunt, volunteers are working hard to meet specific needs in their community.  After receiving a grant from AARP South Dakota, volunteers identified two projects and set to work to raise additional money to complete both projects. In 2013, volunteers focused their efforts on the Blunt Senior Center. The center is used by the community throughout the year for funerals; family celebrations; several non-profit groups hold their monthly meetings …

FREE Tax Prep and Assistance

Posted on 02/3/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Volunteering As the saying goes, there are only two guarantees in life, death and taxes.    There’s not much we can do about the former, but as for getting your taxes done,  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers can help. More than 150 volunteers across the state, at a dozen locations listed below are now providing free tax preparation and assistance for taxpayers with low to moderate income.  In 2012, South Dakota volunteers served more than 9300 people and filed more than 6,000 electronic …

Happy New Year from AARP South Dakota

Posted on 01/5/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Volunteering It’s a new year and AARP in South Dakota has a year of new and exciting opportunities ahead.  We want you to be part of it all!  We have new ways to protect you and your family from fraud, special offers for local events and new ways to save money while experiencing all your community has to offer and connecting you with other AARP members.  We’re looking forward to seeing new faces, listening to you on issues that matter to …