— You Can Help Fight Hunger in Your Neighborhood It takes just a little to give back a lot, and no matter where you live, you can help fight hunger in your community during the month of September. The AARP Virginia Statewide Community Food Drive coincides with the Nationwide Hunger Action Month and collection sites statewide will accept food for community food banks and food pantries.  Volunteers across the Commonwealth are organizing food drives in their communities throughout September to aid …

—   by Sandy Hunter In 2008 I retired from the Social Security Administration after 32 years of service, but felt I had a lot of expertise and knowledge about Social Security I still wanted to share.  I knew how difficult it can be to find answers to questions about Social Security retirement, disability, and survivor benefits.  I had enjoyed giving presentations on Social Security benefits during my working career and wanted to continue to share my knowledge with the public. …

— Guest story by Theresa Strong, RSVP Manager, Community Renewal Team Volunteerism is a cornerstone of AARP’s service to Connecticut communities of all ages and we at the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) know that the AARP community is a great place to showcase volunteer opportunities in Greater Hartford  – opportunities that make our communities more livable for everyone. We are now seeking volunteers age 55+ to serve in our signature program, READs, for the 2018-19 school year. The RSVP READs …

— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Michigan for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!   EVENTS AUGUST Tuesday, August 21  –  Free Screening of Juliet, Naked. AARP members & a guest are invited to a free screening of Juliet, Naked starring Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke and Chris O’Dowd. …

— AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide, now in its 51st year, offers free in-person preparation and assistance to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers, and their families, who might otherwise miss out on the tax credits and deductions they’ve earned. Since its inception, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has served more …

— AARP Foundation Tax Aide offers free tax preparation help to anyone with special attention to those over the age of 50 who cannot afford a tax preparation service. Since 1968, the volunteer-based program has helped nearly 50 million low- to moderate-income taxpayers. And we need you!   If you’re interested in learning new skills and giving back to your community, the AARP Foundation Tax Aide program needs you! AARP Foundation Tax Aide is looking for compassionate and friendly individuals to …

— AARP Massachusetts is working together with Generations Incorporated, proud affiliate of AARP Experience CorpsSM, to give AARP members the chance to get involved in a special intergenerational mentoring program.  Generations Incorporated, a highly regarded 24 year-old nonprofit organization in Greater Boston, will match you with a child who needs help to develop his or her literacy skills. Generations Incorporated improves the literacy skills of young children through Grade 3 by engaging professionally trained older adult volunteers as literacy coaches in …

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— AARP is a proud sponsor of the Welcome Home Veterans Celebration September 12-16, 2018 in Clarksville, TN. The five-day event has something for everyone! Activities include: inspiring guest speakers, music, the American Traveling Vietnam Tribute Wall, the Annual Welcome Home Parade, and an up-close and personal free concert with legendary recording artist, Lee Greenwood. See the full schedule of events and order your tickets online. All AARP members and their guests receive an 18% discount on ticketed events using PROMO Code: Welcome50 …

— A new school year is upon us, and educating youth can be a very rewarding and gratifying experience. Knowing that the contribution of your time and effort can help a child excel academically makes the work worthwhile. At the AARP Foundation Experience Corps, volunteers know all about that feeling. AARP Experience Corps is an innovative volunteer program that creates opportunities for adults age 50+ to take part in vital community service. Volunteers serve as literacy tutors for children in 22 …

— Applications Now Being Accepted Are you a passionate, strategic thinker with outstanding leadership qualities and the ability to motivate and inspire others?  If so, we want you! AARP Rhode Island is conducting a statewide search for the position of State President. This leadership volunteer position offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to utilize your skills and experience to make a positive difference in the lives of the Ocean State’s 50+ population, and their families. The AARP Rhode Island State President: Serves as Chair of …