— George Meldrum of Wilmington has been appointed as the new state president of AARP Delaware. AARP has more than 185,000 members in the state and is instrumental in improving the lives of older adults through information, advocacy, community service, local offerings and events. Mr. Meldrum brings a wealth of experience in both the healthcare and non-profit fields with executive and leadership roles into this top volunteer position with AARP in Delaware. Mr. Meldrum has an extensive background in advocacy, administration and …

— John Walsh of Lewes has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2017 AARP Delaware Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Delaware selected John Walsh as the recipient for his remarkable service to issues that affect older Delawareans. He has been a dedicated volunteer with AARP for more than 10 years and his contributions are innumerable. John Walsh was …

— AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Delaware Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Delawareans age 50 and older who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “AARP Delaware is excited to shine a light on those dedicated Delawareans who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Rashmi Rangan, AARP State President and top volunteer in Delaware. Nominations will be …

— AARP Delaware is conducting a statewide search for its new State President. This volunteer leader works in collaboration with other appropriate volunteers and staff to position AARP in Delaware, and achieve the AARP vision, mission, and strategic priorities. The State President will be governed by the policies and procedures of the Association. To apply, contact Carlos de los Ramos at cdelosramos@aarp.org. Responsibilities Serves as the principal AARP volunteer spokesperson in the state, communicating AARP messages statewide. Maintains a positive working …

— Do you like to help others? Are you looking for a new way to stay socially involved? If the answer is yes, then helping Delawareans prepare their taxes may be the right for you. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Soon approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Tax-Aide volunteers make a difference …

— The Create the Good Dream Builders Video Contest is open through February 7.  This initiative, in its second year, builds on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream” message as well as AARP’s commitment to livable communities and service.   The contest invites individuals to submit a video about a “dream” volunteer project they are currently working on – or want to carry out – in collaboration with a community non-profit.  AARP will narrow down the entries and then post …

— Beginning Feb. 1 through April 18, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, offering free tax preparation help to anyone, especially those who are 50 and older, who cannot afford a tax preparation service. Tax-Aide, which is offered free of charge, is available to AARP members and non-members and includes more than 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, …

— AARP Delaware volunteers celebrated the holidays in a very special way – Spanish style! More than 50 volunteers attended the Delaware volunteer recognition even, at Ole Tapas restaurant. It was a chance for staff to demonstrate their appreciation for the skills and talents of Delaware’s diverse corps of volunteers. Everyone enjoyed Paella, refreshments and world-class Flamenco dancing! AARP staff kicked off the event with a warm welcome to the hardworking volunteers. They made it known that the volunteers were instrumental …

— As part of a long-range strategy, AARP Delaware invited a dynamic group of women to the table and initiated a collaborative venture with the Wilmington Delaware Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Delta Sigma Theta is a predominantly African-America sorority whose agenda is built on community service. The sorority boasts more than 900 chapters worldwide, and has initiated over 250,000 members. This collaborative effort allowed the state office to weave the key areas of multi-generational, multicultural and the movable …

— AARP Foundation is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season by recruiting interested Delawareans. Tax-Aide is an AARP Foundation program that offers free tax filing help for those who need it most, especially adults 50 and older, during the tax season. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and continued support in a welcoming environment. There are a variety of roles for individuals at every level of experience who want to make a difference in someone …