— The AARP Fredericksburg Chapter 3396 work in their community is very extensive from helping veterans, organizing food drives, contributing to Soup for Seniors, Driver Safety, advocacy and more. Join the AARP Fredericksburg Chapter 3396 at their next meeting every first Tuesday of every month, for more information visit their website http://aarp3396.org/. In both July and August, at the chapter meetings, they will be collecting supplies and food to support homeless veterans through Disabled American Veterans. The following is needed: toilet paper, napkins, disposable …

— Check out the October AARP North Dakota newsletter. Stories include: Telephone Town Halls with U.S. Senate Candidates. Burkholder Named Recipient of Volunteer Award. Caregiving Expert to Speak in Bismarck and Fargo. Minot, Grand Forks Caregiving Lunch and Learns. Upcoming Coffee and Conversations in Mayville, Cavalier, and Valley City. Monthly legislative update calls with Advocacy Director Mike Chaussee. Upcoming driver safety classes around the state. Get Help with Medicare Part D during Open Enrollment If you’d like to receive the newsletter …

— AARP Wisconsin is recruiting volunteer advocates to represent six northern state Senate districts to help get the association’s messages across to elected officials at all levels. Tactics include contacting state and federal legislators, writing letters to the editor and taking part in town-hall meetings. Volunteers are needed in Senate districts 10, 12, 23, 25, 29 and 31. AARP Wisconsin will need a fully staffed volunteer advocate base across the state by the beginning of 2019. Contact Helen Marks Dicks, state …

— AARP Illinois is seeking advocacy volunteers in every state Senate and House district. Volunteers make sure elected officials in their home districts are aware of issues that matter to older people. The work can be performed in 10 to 15 hours a month or less. To learn more, email Ellen Acevedo at Eacevedo@aarp.org or call 312-458-3636.

Volunteer in Milwaukee County

— Are you looking for that special “something” that allows you to give back to your community? Would you like to represent AARP at fun events such as FREE movies, FREE coffees, and fairs and exhibits in Milwaukee County? If you answered yes, then volunteering with AARP might be a good fit for you! Come hear what AARP is doing to make Wisconsin a better place for people age 50+ — and how you can get involved as an outreach volunteer …

— On September 26, 2018, 11 outstanding Marylanders from communities across the state were honored for their volunteer service by AARP Maryland at our annual awards celebration at the Gathering Place in Clarksville, Md. We were also joined by dozens of other amazing AARP Maryland volunteers! Recipients were chosen by AARP Maryland for their work to improve the lives of AARP members and the 50+, dedication to creating communities for all ages, and to heed the words of Dr. Andrus “to …

— Team Better Block engages communities by planning and orchestrating short-term local events to temporarily improve the physical and economic environment on a specific city block. Through participatory workshops, the team helps the community generate ideas about how to build on their city’s assets to improve public space. By using street furniture, outdoor seating, parklets, landscaping, pavement painting for bike lanes and crosswalks, and energizing public space with lively programming and local art, Team Better Block will utilize temporary changes in …

— AARP Idaho announced today that Micki Kawakami of Nampa was selected to receive the 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious volunteer award. Each year AARP honors the legacy of AARP founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, with the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service. This award is a symbol of the power of individuals to make a difference in the lives of others. At the insistence of Ms. Kawakami, AARP Idaho will forgo the annual award ceremony …

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

— Congratulations to Richard Chevrefils, the recipient of AARP New Hampshire’s 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service. The Andrus Award is AARP’s most prestigious volunteer award that recognizes an individual 50 years or older who has made an impact in their community through volunteerism and inspiring others. Dick worked as the State Director for AARP Pennsylvania between 2007 and 2011 and the State Director for AARP New Hampshire between 2003 and 2007. Now retired, Dick serves as the Regional Volunteer Director …