—   AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service  AARP Foundation is looking to build its team of volunteers for its Tax-Aide program in Montana. Tax-Aide is a free tax assistance and preparation program for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation. “Many older, low-income taxpayers miss out on the credits and deductions they’ve earned because they can’t afford to pay for professional tax preparation. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide addresses this community need …

— Every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen. To help consumers protect themselves from ID theft, AARP Arkansas will host two free shredding events in October: one in Springdale and the other in Little Rock. AARP Arkansas will partner with local shredding providers in Springdale on October 21 and in Little Rock on October 28 to take any confidential documents you no longer need and shred them at no charge. Volunteers are also needed to help out at the event. Contact Lou Tobian of AARP Arkansas for details. …

— On Friday, September 15, 2017 representatives of Brian Jacks’ leadership teams from Roanoke, Lynchburg, Danville, and Blacksburg met at the Bedford, Virginia welcome center to share experiences with the Virtual News Team, We Want to Know, and the Speakers’ Bureau.  We discussed what has been done so far, what the expectations of team members are, and what we perceived the next steps to be. Clarification of expectations of members of the Virtual Newsroom Volunteer team included setting protocol for ensuring …

— Ready to join AARP Maine’s Speakers Bureau?  Why not attend one of our trainings? Join AARP Maine’s Volunteer Speakers’ Bureau. Communications and Marketing Professor Mary Lynn Engel will provide an introductory workshop to 40 staff and volunteers. Our goal is to develop a team of volunteer speakers who can represent AARP Maine’s mission and message about the organization as whole and specific issue areas. RSVP is REQUIRED!  Questions? Email me@aarp.org or call 207-776-6303   PORTLAND – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28th: RSVP …

— You are invited to join a vibrant group of volunteers who work in collaboration with the AARP North Dakota staff to help people 50-plus and their families live life to the fullest. AARP North Dakota is offering two different volunteer trainings in early December – from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. December 5 in Fargo and December 7 in Bismarck. If you are interested in advocacy and the work of the state legislature, we’ll be conducting a workshop specifically for legislative volunteers. …

— Red Riders’ two sport standout earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor Mason Rice of Weir High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of September 17. A senior, Mason is a 4.0 g.p.a. AP Honors student. He is a member of National Honor Society and a 2017 Ohio Valley Athletic Conference All-Conference Academic Team honoree. Mason is the son of Tommy and Barbara Rice of Weirton. A team captain for Coach Tony …

— More than half of fire deaths in Hawaii were of people 65 and older, according to a recent report. That’s why AARP Hawaii and the American Red Cross are teaming up to prevent fire deaths among kupuna. Nationally, the number of fire deaths is declining, but deaths among people 65 and older is increasing. Kupuna are nearly three times as likely to die in fires than the general population. We’re asking for volunteers and donations to the Sound the Alarm …

— (Ridgeland, MS) — The city of Gulfport has won the AARP Community Challenge, which aims to create change and improve quality of life at the community level. Gulfport won for its proposal to develop a Bark Park. Each winning project throughout the nation was partially or fully funded through the AARP Community Challenge grant and is set to be completed by November 1, 2017. “We are proud to announce that the city of Gulfport is the winner of the first …

— One day. Six locations. 75 volunteers. Thousands of Oklahomans served. Across our state on Monday, September 11, 2017 in Ada, Clinton, McAlester, Oklahoma City, Shawnee and Tulsa, AARP volunteers and staff focused on Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope. AARP volunteers helped sort and pack more than 29,000 pounds of food AARP’s 16th Annual Day of Service. Thank you for making 2017 Day of Service such a success!  

— AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Delaware Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Delawareans age 50 and older who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “AARP Delaware is excited to shine a light on those dedicated Delawareans who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Rashmi Rangan, AARP State President and top volunteer in Delaware. Nominations will be …