Come for Music, Food and Fun at PACfest

Come for Music, Food and Fun at PACfest

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

Volunteering Palo Alto College celebrates its annual Fiesta San Antonio event—PACfest—on Thursday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the college campus. Food, music, games and other entertainment make this AARP-sponsored event a fiesta hit. Admission is free for all attendees. Visit the AARP booth to meet AARP staff and volunteers, who will be on hand to speak with San Antonians about the work they are doing in their community. AARP Texas is seeking PACfest volunteers to welcome visitors …

Allan Wollos, 2013 Andrus Award Winner

Allan Wollos, 2013 Andrus Award Winner

Posted on 10/29/2013 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Volunteering By Elizabeth Rubio Allan Wollos is a man dedicated to the well-being of his community and congregation. While serving as a minister at his Dallas church, Allan still makes the time to volunteer in the community for groups like AARP and the Girl Scouts. Allan first got involved with the AARP Driver Safety Program in 1995, when he enrolled in a course as a student. When he returned three years later, Allan looked around the room and noticed that he …

Don Ruckelshausen, 2013 Andrus Award Winner

Don Ruckelshausen, 2013 Andrus Award Winner

Posted on 10/24/2013 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Volunteering By Elizabeth Rubio Don Ruckelshausen of San Angelo has been responding to emergencies for most of his adult life. After serving in various branches of the military and working in civil service, Don has devoted his time to raising awareness around emergency response. When Don moved to San Angelo in 2001, he knew he would not last long without something to do, so he went out to look for volunteer opportunities. The two organizations that first caught his eye were …

Austin Volunteers Needed!

Austin Volunteers Needed!

Posted on 09/17/2013 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Volunteering Join AARP Texas at two events, “Health Care Law and Medicare Lunch & Learn” designed to help Texans navigate the health care law.  The event will focus on what the health care law means for attendees and their families.  Austinites will learn more about the law’s benefits and protections as well as new coverage options.  We are looking for volunteers willing to help us register attendees at the events. Lunch will be provided. Events are scheduled for: Thursday, October 10th …

Volunteers Help Others in Myriad Ways

Volunteers Help Others in Myriad Ways

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

Volunteering By Kelley Shannon • Ron Craig always did his own income tax returns. So 16 years ago when he saw a newspaper notice about volunteering for the free AARP Foundation tax-preparation service, Craig thought he would enjoy it. He joined the legion of trained AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers who prepare personal tax returns at no charge. The program is aimed at low- and moderate-income people 50 and older, but no one is turned away because of age. “It’s very humbling. I …

Leticia Goodrich, Caring for the Community

Posted on 05/31/2013 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Volunteering By Hayley Hervieux Leticia Goodrich of Amarillo may be many things: an intrepid pioneer, a community leader, a force to be reckoned with, and an ambassador for social change, just to name a few. But no matter what she is doing—and there is plenty to keep her busy—one thing is certain. Her heart is in the right place. A lifelong volunteer, there was never a time when Leticia was not giving of herself for others. She has always been a …