Making Ethel proud: Lander couple granted AARP founder’s namesake award

Posted on 01/15/2015 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Volunteering Barbara (Barb) and Charles (Charlie) Smith of Lander were selected by AARP to receive the 2014 AARP Wyoming Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award. Named for AARP founder, Ethel Percy Andrus, the award recognizes outstanding individuals who are making a powerful difference in their communities in ways that advance AARP’s mission, vision, and commitment to volunteer service and that inspire others to volunteer. The Smiths were selected for their extensive community …

Dedicated volunteers lead the way

Posted on 01/15/2015 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Volunteering Wyoming is fortunate to have the type of culture and communities where helping others and supporting your neighbor is second nature. Each year, we take the opportunity to celebrate some of our greatest volunteers, and people we get to work with. Following is the seven Community Service Awards beside the Andrus Award that we handed out at our annual volunteer appreciation banquet in Cheyenne this October. Wadda Community Service Award Jeri Kennah-Lander Jeri has gone above and beyond in making …

AARP Driver Safety Seeks New Volunteers in Wyoming

Posted on 02/7/2014 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Volunteering If you are passionate about safety, enjoy helping others and strive to make your community a better place, then AARP Driver Safety would like to meet you. AARP Driver Safety, the nation’s first and largest older driver safety effort, recently launched the new and enhanced AARP Smart Driver Course. Now the program is actively recruiting unpaid volunteers in Wyoming to instruct and promote it. While the program is always looking for additional volunteers all across the state, the greatest need …

Lander, Wyo., resident recognized for work on VLI

Posted on 02/6/2014 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Volunteering On Wednesday, January 8, Charlie Smith of Lander, participated in the graduation ceremony for the inaugural class of AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute or VLI.    He was joined by 22 other exceptional volunteers from all across the country. VLI is a rigorous and innovative training opportunity launched by AARP in December 2012 to mobilize highly skilled and motivated AARP volunteers to the next level of volunteer leadership.  The first class met both in person and virtually over a 13-month period to …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will provide free tax assistance

Posted on 02/4/2014 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Volunteering This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to those 60 and older.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service. “The U.S. tax code is complex and intimidating, even if you can …

We Want You!

Posted on 01/29/2014 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Volunteering AARP is seeking highly experienced AARP member volunteers to serve on the AARP Wyoming Executive Council for Casper, Goshen/Niobrara/Weston County area, Campbell/Crook County area, and Fremont County. The AARP Wyoming Executive Council is an all-volunteer council of 10 experienced and dedicated professionals from around the state who help guide the planning, policy direction and local involvement of AARP Wyoming. If this sounds interesting to you, please contact us at or 1-866-663-3290. Photo Courtesy: CEFutcher – istockphoto