— AARP is currently recruiting a volunteer Driver Safety State Coordinator for Nebraska. The Driver Safety State Coordinator recruits, manages, coaches, motivates and provides direction to other Driver Safety volunteers at the local level to facilitate state-wide growth. Serving as a State Coordinator entails the following: Time — Depending on the structure of your leadership team, approximately 10 hours per week. Tasks — Grow Driver Safety Programs in your state (i.e. Smart Driver classroom course, CarFit, We Need to Talk, etc.). …

— At AARP Indiana, our most valuable assets are members like you. You’re uniquely equipped to share your experience and skills to make a difference.   Through education, advocacy and service, AARP volunteers and staff work together to address community needs. And with the skills, knowledge and wisdom you’ve gained over the years, you could be the perfect person to help. Volunteering for AARP Indiana puts you at the forefront of addressing the issues that matter most to the 50+ population …

— Each volunteer is unique and valued for his or her desire to contribute to the good of the community. Together, volunteers are the face and heart of AARP. Staff is the structure but we, the volunteers, can touch the community because we are the community. We can and do make a difference — from movies for grownups through tax aide to the AARP drivers’ programs and all the programs and efforts that volunteers take into their communities. And, my favorite, legislative advocacy, …

— 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, and is seeking volunteers to help with this service for the 2018 tax season.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, approaching its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population.  Training will begin next month. “Tax-Aide helps thousands of low-to-moderate income Utahns complete their tax returns every  year …

— The following post was submitted by Linda Avery, State Coordinator for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program in Connecticut. Are you looking for a “feel good” opportunity? An opportunity to help others in your community, while keeping your mind and body active and engaged at the same time? Then the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program in Connecticut is the answer! Even if you are interested, but on the fence, there are a variety of roles and tasks with the program that may …

— “You will never “find” time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” – Charles Buxton Team Mississippi’s volunteers actualize this saying. Throughout the state, volunteers are helping Team Mississippi move the needle forward. They are busy in their communities presenting information and making life better for the state’s 50-plus population and their families. They are informing Mississippians about how to prevent being scammed. They are conducting Home Fit seminars to demonstrate how to make homes more accessible. They …

— AARP Idaho has appointed Corrine Tafoya Fisher to their executive council – the highest state-level volunteer position within the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. AARP Idaho has more than 187,000 members statewide and more than 38 million members nationwide. Ms. Fisher, a Nampa resident, will serve on the AARP Idaho volunteer executive council and work to achieve AARP’s vision, mission and strategic priorities across the state. AARP Idaho state president, Dr. Tom Trail and state director Lupe Wissel appointed her to the …

— (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 …

— Each month AARP produces an hour long television show that airs on RFD-TV called Rural America Live with AARP. Topics include disaster preparedness, financial security, fraud prevention and the list goes on and on. You can watch previous episodes HERE. The key word is “Live” because this is an interactive program where we answer questions and take calls during the broadcast. We’re currently reaching about 500,000 viewers and getting hundreds of calls each show. This is where you come in! …

— The Bayou State is home to 326,000 veterans, 138,000 of whom are 65 or older—and AARP Louisiana has their back. With caregiving resources, opportunities to meet and greet fellow veterans, and other kinds of support, AARP is committed to helping those who have served. In addition, AARP Louisiana is seeking veterans interested in volunteering with the state office. One project involves retrofitting the home of a deserving veteran who needs modifications for access and mobility. Ready to volunteer? Contact Troy …