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'Speed Date' Your Way to Volunteering


Thinking about becoming a volunteer and want to learn a lot in a hurry? AARP New Hampshire is planning something akin to “speed dating” to let members and their guests do just that.

Called “Snack, Sample and Serve,” the event will have stations staffed by experienced volunteers in several areas: helping people do their taxes, teaching driver safety, advocating for issues and even helping others reimagine their own lives. Participants will move to a new station when a gong sounds.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, at the Bedford Village Inn, 2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford. Register at

Marc Boyd, of Bow, worked with volunteers for decades as a school principal. “Now I’m on the other side of the fence and I can’t say enough about AARP New Hampshire. They go out of their way to make volunteers successful and to feel good about what they’re doing,” said Boyd, 66, an AARP volunteer who helps people avoid scams.

Boyd especially recommends volunteering to those looking for more passion in retirement. “It’s really good to go out and help people,” he said.

Learn more about opportunities for AARP volunteers at —Joe Magruder

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