Help Other West Virginians File Their Tax Returns

Help Other West Virginians File Their Tax Returns

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

Volunteering AARP West Virginia is recruiting volunteers to help low- to moderate-income taxpayers, especially those age 60-plus, prepare and file their 2013 tax returns. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide started in 1968 with just four volunteers preparing 100 returns. Now the program serves 2.6 million Americans annually. Last year in West Virginia, 137 volunteers helped about 22,000 residents at 35 sites. Volunteers receive training and work close to home during the February-through-mid-April tax season. They fill a variety of roles, including greeters, technology …

Capital's Paige Lucas named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of Week

Capital’s Paige Lucas named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of Week

Posted on 10/4/2013 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Volunteering Cougars’ volleyball captain receives statewide honor   Paige Lucas of Capital High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of October 6. A senior, Paige is a 3.7 g.p.a. student. She is a National Honor Society member and a member of Capital High’s Student Council. She is the daughter of Don and Pam Lucas of Charleston. A four-year starter for Coach Carolyn Taylor’s Capital Cougars volleyball team, Lucas is an outside hitter and two-year team captain. …

West Virginians encouraged to "give back" with WV Day to Serve, Sept. 15-29

West Virginians encouraged to “give back” with WV Day to Serve, Sept. 15-29

Posted on 09/5/2013 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Volunteering West Virginians are encouraged to give back to their communities during the 2013 West Virginia Day to Serve, a collective effort to strengthen communities through volunteer service scheduled for Sept. 15-29, 2013. “This year, I’m asking all West Virginians to, once again, offer your time and talents in an effort to double last year’s success,” said West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. “By volunteering in our communities, we each have the opportunity to experience immense personal growth while preserving our …

West Virginia Celebrates the Spirit of Volunteerism

Posted on 03/21/2013 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Volunteering If a picture is worth 1,000 words, the anniversary book of photos by West Virginia’s photographer-volunteers is worth an 80-page volume. Preparing to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their state office, Team AARP West Virginia recognized the best thing to do was to leverage a decade’s worth of photographs captured by Volunteer Communication Specialists Ginnie and Dewayne Lowther. “Since Day One when they started volunteering with us,” Senior State Director Gaylene Miller recalls, “Ginnie and Dewayne have been visually journaling …