Making a Difference for Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities

Making a Difference for Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities

Posted on 04/21/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Volunteering By Sarah Villain, Communications Manager, Multi-Service Center The elderly have always held a special place in Joanne Chan’s heart.  She’s put this compassion to good use by volunteering for the Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) operated through Multi-Service Center. For the last three years, Joanne has visited two local long-term care facilities on a weekly basis. She talks with residents about any challenges they may be facing and distributes brochures on resident rights and LTCOP. She also follows …

How to Volunteer: Opportunities Abound

How to Volunteer: Opportunities Abound

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

Volunteering By Dana Neuts When Stephen Guild, 72, volunteered to work for the AARP Foundation Fraud Fighter Call Center in Seattle, he did not know he would talk to a couple who lost all of their savings—$70,000—when they sponsored an Elvis impersonator who scammed them. “He was a smooth operator,” Guild recalled. It was too late to help that couple, but Guild has found fulfillment talking to other adults to help them avoid fraud. Guild volunteers several hours a week for …

Need Help Filing Your Taxes?

Need Help Filing Your Taxes?

Posted on 01/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering   By Vanessa Ho Tax time is stressful for many people, but not for Gloria Chou, a retired school guidance director in Shoreline. For the last two years, Chou has turned to AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, a free service for filing individual tax returns. “I just don’t trust my calculations,” said Chou, 82. “I always feel so grateful for the generosity and kindness of these people to volunteer.” Aimed at people 60+ Tax-Aide serves people of all ages with special attention …

Walt Bowen of Olympia Wins AARP Volunteer Award

Walt Bowen of Olympia Wins AARP Volunteer Award

Posted on 11/18/2013 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Volunteering Walt Bowen of Olympia has been selected by AARP Washington to receive our state’s 2013 AARP Washington State Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Washington selected Walt for his remarkable service which has greatly benefited his community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. Walt is president of the Washington State Senior Citizens’ Lobby, based in Olympia, and works closely with AARP Washington on issues …

Local Woman Wins National AARP Award for School Volunteering

Local Woman Wins National AARP Award for School Volunteering

Posted on 11/5/2013 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Volunteering NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community has awarded the 2013 With Our Youth! Dedication Award to Brenda Leider of Mountlake Terrace, WA.  Brenda is recognized for her outstanding work with the Marysville School District English Language Learner Penpal Program. For the past five years, Brenda has volunteered with local students by sharing a book and corresponding activity.  Her approach involves helping the students make a real world connection between reading and writing.  Brenda does this by providing “extras” such as decorating cookies, …

Volunteer with AARP Tax-Aide

Volunteer with AARP Tax-Aide

Posted on 10/10/2013 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Volunteering AARP Tax-Aide Needs You! By Dick Skewis, AARP Tax-Aide Do you enjoy helping others?  Do you like to prepare tax returns?  Do you have basic computer skills?  –Then consider becoming an IRS-certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteer, and see what a difference helping others can make in your life!  Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. The Tax-Aide program is sponsored by the AARP Foundation and the IRS.  You don’t need to be an AARP member or retiree to volunteer, or …