Bellingham Herald: “Retired aerospace number-cruncher helps low-income people with their taxes”

Posted on 07/31/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Volunteering Check out this great Bellingham Herald profile of AARP Tax-Aide volunteer Carlton Nathon. Nathon along with hundreds of other AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers help low-to-moderate income people fill out their tax returns. According to the article, Nathon enjoys the volunteer work because he gets to help more than 100 families in a few months. “We’re heroes,” he says. “We get to do returns and make new friends.” Read the full article on the Bellingham Herald website.   More information about …

AARP Chapter News – Spotlight on Spokane 384

Posted on 07/7/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Volunteering By Mary “Scotty” Loaiza, Chapter Secretary Spokane, Washington AARP Chapter 384 is awesome due to our dedicated Committee Chairpersons!   Our officers do a fine job but our Chairpersons are the glue making us a successful Chapter. Each month this is why: Membership, Dolores Kagi, keeps track of total membership (80 and counting) and reminds us to invite new people to join.  And, she supplies all with name tags. Telephone Chair, Louise Branson calls those listed to remind of meeting, bakery  …

Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer for the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Volunteering AARP Washington is seeking nominations for the 2014 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service. The association’s most prestigious volunteer tribute recognizes outstanding individuals who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others. If you know of an outstanding volunteer, we want to hear about them! AARP Washington will donate $1,000 to the registered charity of the winner’s choice.* AARP Washington will also donate $500 to the chosen charity of two finalists.* AARP Washington Andrus …

Volunteer Healthcare Professionals Needed for Giant Free Health Clinic

Posted on 05/8/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Volunteering Dental, vision and medical healthcare providers are asked to volunteer their services for  Seattle/King County Clinic with Remote Area Medical®: a free 4-day clinic to be held at Seattle Center on October 23 – 26, 2014. An initiative connecting underserved and vulnerable populations to the health services and resources they need seeks professional volunteers to provide free dental, vision and medical care at a giant health clinic, Oct. 23 – 26, in KeyArena at Seattle Center. The clinic, produced in …

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

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 …