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

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

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

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 …

Volunteers Lauded for Achievements

Volunteers Lauded for Achievements

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering AARP Utah is awarding its highest volunteer honor to Nikki Boyer, leader of the Utah Pride Center, which serves the Salt Lake City lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. As president of its board and a longtime mentor and volunteer with other organizations, Boyer was selected for the AARP Utah Andrus Award for Community Service, which commemorates AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus. Also singled out for honors at the Oct. 8 Volunteer Leadership Summit is Lorina Manwill, winner of the …

AARP Utah Area Coordinator Art Sutherland Honored as "Hell Raiser"

AARP Utah Area Coordinator Art Sutherland Honored as “Hell Raiser”

Posted on 09/3/2013 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Volunteering   Photo by Rick Egan, The Salt Lake Tribune   Art Sutherland is a long-time volunteer with Crossroads Urban Center, fighting to rein in payday lending abuses and working to reduce the tax on food.  And he also serves as an Area Coordinator for AARP Utah, serving the Salt Lake City area.   His calm demeanor belies his fierce dedication to his watchdog role in the Utah legislature and careful attention facts and figures.  This isn’t a surprise, given that …