Can You Give a Lift?

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering Neighbor Rides of Chittenden County helps people who don’t drive stay connected with the community. AARP Vermont is helping to recruit volunteers to drive people to grocery stores, medical appointments and other engagements. “More than 80 percent of suburban and rural Chittenden County seniors have limited transit access,” said David Reville, an AARP spokesman. “Vermont has the second-oldest state population in the country, and the challenge of providing mobility will continue to grow.” In a survey of county residents age …

An Adventure Overseas?

Posted on 09/15/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Volunteering Please join us: “Celebrating the Achievements of Older Volunteers” A panel discussion with those who have served in Peace Corps over the age of 50 Monday, October 20, 2014,   4:00pm – 6:00pm Vermont AARP Office     199 Main Street, 2nd Floor                                                                                      Burlington, VT 05401  Peace Corps Seeks Active, Interested Seniors for Service Abroad. Use your wealth of knowledge and lifetime of experience to make a difference for a community overseas!  Peace Corps has volunteer opportunities from a variety of backgrounds …

Community Service Award

Posted on 11/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering AARP Vermont honored volunteers at a Celebration of Service in South Burlington Oct. 17. Jim Leddy received the Andrus Award for Community Service, recognizing his leadership as an AARP volunteer state president and advocate for health care reform. Also applauded at the event were volunteers who teach others how to drive safely, help taxpayers file their returns and lobby for legislation benefiting Vermonters age 50-plus. “AARP volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization, each generously donating their time and expertise …

Vermont Driver Safety Website Launched

Posted on 09/10/2013 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Volunteering A Resource Center for VT Drivers Volunteers in AARP’s Vermont Driver Safety Program have launched a new website aimed at proving information and resources to help keep drivers safe on Vermont roadways. The site is maintained by volunteers who are dedicated to helping drivers refresh their knowledge of their vehicles, the roads, driving regulations and their skills as drivers. Safety on Vermont roadways is the primary concern. Click here to check it out! Drive safe, drive smart!

Reimagine Your Life in the Peace Corps

Posted on 09/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering As part of Life Reimagined—which provides resources to help people navigate life transitions—AARP Vermont is working with the Peace Corps to help older volunteers consider adventures abroad. AARP members are invited to a session with Peace Corps reps, who will outline opportunities overseas in areas such as agriculture, business, education and health. The presentation will be held at the AARP office in Burlington on Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. To register, call 802-829-7111 or go to peacecorps.gov/

Some Kids Need Your Help!

Posted on 08/16/2013 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Volunteering Train to be a Guardian ad Litem  Right now, there are children involved in your local Family Court who need your help. They don’t need your money – just your time and attention.  In some cases, these children have been abused, neglected or caught in the middle of a custody dispute – but they all have the same need: to have a judge-appointed advocate who will look out for their best interest.  To be a Guardian ad Litem, you needn’t …