Volunteers Needed for Tax Aide and Driver’s Safety

Posted on 08/28/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering AARP UTAH SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR FREE TAX ASSISTANCE AND DRIVER SAFETY Please join AARP Utah as a volunteer for these fabulous programs! Tax Aide provides free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation.  This is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide thrives due …

Nominate a Volunteer in Utah for AARP’s Highest Honor

Posted on 05/13/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Volunteering Do you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older?  Show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2014 AARP Utah Andrus Award for Community Service.  The annual Andrus Award for Community Service is AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award.  It recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich their communities in ways that are consistent with AARP’s mission, vision, and commitment to volunteer service, and that inspire others to volunteer.  It is …

Volunteer to Help Make Streets and Highways Safe

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

Volunteering Rules of the road change over time, as do cars and drivers. To help motorists stay confident behind the wheel, AARP Utah is recruiting volunteers to teach the new AARP Smart Driver course. The updated course is now available both in a classroom setting and online. Instructors are needed throughout the state, especially in rural areas. After taking the class, candidates complete eight to 12 hours of training. Then they are mentored by other instructors until they feel comfortable teaching …

Volunteer with AARP’s Create the Good

Posted on 03/17/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Volunteering AARP has always been about service. The Association was founded by a volunteer, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, more than 50 years ago, and is guided to this day by an all-volunteer Board of Directors and National Policy Council. Each of AARP’s 53 state offices (which include the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) receive direction and support from an all-volunteer Executive Council and extended volunteer team. And AARP manages several major volunteerism initiatives. However, AARP recognizes that …

Volunteer with KSL’s Read Today Program

Posted on 01/31/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Volunteering   At 95, Lucille Bingham has long since served time at the nightly homework table with her  own children.  Still, she volunteers twice a week to read with a sixth grade girl at Eagle Bay Elementary. “We come to hear them read and correct them if they’re making errors,” said Bingham. She is part of a growing network of retirees who have already raised their children through Utah’s public school system, and in some cases taught school themselves, who now …

Down by Short Days and Longs Nights? Volunteering Might be Right for You

Posted on 11/6/2013 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Volunteering Want to change your life? Volunteer. By Lester Strong   It’s almost December, at least compared with the rest of the calendar.  The part of the year when winter officially descends, providing us with short days and long, quiet nights. It’s a time when people reflect on their lives, giving thought to what they are doing now and where they want to be in the future. No matter the age or stage in life, as the year draws to a …