— 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 Colorado. We hope you’ll join us!

— 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 …

— WHY VOLUNTEER WITH AARP DRIVER SAFETY? Join a passionate group of individuals who are driven to save lives. Be a part of an award-winning program that is growing nationwide. Represent your community as an AARP Driver Safety volunteer. Sharpen your skills in a supportive, non-work environment for a social mission organization. “What every one of us does makes a difference in protecting drivers and their families, reducing accidents and fatalities, and teaching people to drive more safely.” — Volunteer Coordinator …

— Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care is seeking volunteers to join our team.  Volunteer training is provided, as well as ongoing support and education opportunities to be sure you feel ready and equipped to help our patients. Hours are flexible, depending on your schedule. Join a growing network of volunteers providing this critical support and find out what they have learned . . . it’s indescribably rewarding and life transforming! Contact Linda Freund at lfreund@seasons.org or 720-504-1309 for more information.   …

— “You didn’t even know us, and you came and provided for us. We now live in paradise.” That message was delivered again and again during a late-April trip to Jamaica that took Food For The Poor donors from the beaches and rivers of Montego Bay to the inner-city gang garrisons of Kingston. Friends of Food For The Poor Marv and Ellie Walworth traveled 2,300 miles from Grand Junction, Colorado, to Jamaica for the third time since 2013, when they first …

— Grand Family Coalition is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides social activities, support groups, education and referrals for children at risk that have been left behind due to death, mental illness, military deployment or neglect and abandonment. Keeping these children from entering a foster home, “Kinship Families” (grandparents and other family members parties my contact Gail at 970-699-2837 or gail@grandfamilycoalition.org Title: Volunteer Staff: We are currently looking for volunteer staff to assist the Executive director with day to day operations. …

— Please consider joining Global Dental Relief on an international volunteer trip and see the world as you have never seen it before! Do you ever find yourself wondering what it might be like to combine your fascination with traveling to far off places and a strong desire to give back to the local community?  With Global Dental Relief you can put your experience and skills to work to help children live happier healthier lives. GDR offers international volunteer opportunities for …

— Share your love and wisdom with a child…be a foster grandparent.   AARP Colorado is excited to tell you about the Volunteers of America Foster Grandparent Volunteer Opportunity. Take advantage of this stipend* volunteer opportunity if: You love children and enjoy spending time with them. You are willing and able to volunteer 15-40 hours per week helping children learn and succeed. You are 55 years old or older. You live in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Jefferson County, El Paso or …

— AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Colorado Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50-plus Coloradans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “AARP Colorado is excited to shine a light on 50-plus Coloradans who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Bob Murphy, AARP Colorado state director. Nominations will be evaluated by AARP Colorado staff and volunteers, based on how the volunteer’s work …

— By Danica Lucker Alan Romero never forgot the impact AARP volunteers had on his parents when they were living in McAllen, Texas, in the late 1970s. They needed help making financial decisions and had nowhere to turn. “Living in what was then a small town and a Latino community in South Texas, they didn’t have any qualified resources to help them,” Romero explained. “AARP was really their only resource. AARP’s services were so beneficial.” The experience inspired Romero, 50, who …

— The idea of “Wise Elder” suddenly occurred to me. While standing at the counter at a full service car wash, I observed the discounts available. “Are you:  Military, Student, or a Wise Elder?” Typically, I avoided the senior, senior citizen, or above X age options in so many other places.  However, this time I swallowed and even said out loud, “I am a wise elder” to the young person behind the counter!  It was the first time, at ‘my age’, …