— On April 25, AARP Nebraska leaders and volunteers visited Capitol Hill to urge their elected representatives to make permanent the 7.5 percent medical expense tax deduction threshold, protect and strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and support family caregivers by joining the Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus. AARP visited the offices of Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse and Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Adrian Smith, Don Bacon and Jeff Fortenberry to discuss these and other issues …

— AARP Nebraska is seeking nominations for the 2018 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors age 50-plus Nebraskans who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “AARP Nebraska is excited to shine a light on 50+ Nebraskans who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said AARP State President Dave Holmquist. Nebraska’s Andrus Award recipient will be honored with $2,500 to …

— Join AARP Nebraska on January 16th, 2018 for a presentation on the “Past and Present Hastings”.  The one hour presentation will begin at 1:00 PM and speaker, Elizabeth Spilinek, will take questions after the presentation. Spilinek is the Executive Director of Adams County Society and will use her knowledge of Hastings’ architecture to tell the story of the people, places and events that shaped Hastings. Light refreshments will be served. Please feel free to bring a can of food or …

— AARP is currently recruiting a volunteer Driver Safety State Coordinator for Nebraska. The Driver Safety State Coordinator recruits, manages, coaches, motivates and provides direction to other Driver Safety volunteers at the local level to facilitate state-wide growth. Serving as a State Coordinator entails the following: Time — Depending on the structure of your leadership team, approximately 10 hours per week. Tasks — Grow Driver Safety Programs in your state (i.e. Smart Driver classroom course, CarFit, We Need to Talk, etc.). …

— AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. 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 in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers who might otherwise miss out on the credits and deductions they are due. Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and support in a welcoming environment. Volunteer tax preparers, …

— The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season by recruiting interested individuals across Nebraska. Tax-Aide is an AARP Foundation program that offers free tax filing help for those who need it most, especially adults 50 and older. 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 …

— David Holmquist of Omaha has been named the new volunteer state president of AARP Nebraska. In his role serving nearly 200,000 Nebraska members age 50 and over, Holmquist chairs the state executive council and works with the state director to provide vision and leadership for AARP’s work at the state and community level. The state president serves as the principal AARP volunteer spokesperson in Nebraska. “It is an honor for me to serve as the volunteer president of AARP in …

— Suzy Campbell, a long-time community volunteer from Lincoln championing the needs of family caregivers, has been selected to receive AARP Nebraska’s highest volunteer award. She is the 15th volunteer to be honored with the annual AARP Nebraska Andrus Award for Community Service since 2002. Campbell’s charity, Lincoln Community Foundation, is a big winner, too. On Sept. 16, AARP Nebraska presented the organization with a check for $2,500 on behalf of Campbell, who has been active as a volunteer in the …

— Do you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older? Consider nominating them for the 2016 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service. This prestigious award  honors age 50-plus Nebraskans who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. Nebraska’s Andrus Award recipient will be honored with a $2,500 purse to donate to their non-profit charity of choice. Nominations are evaluated by AARP Nebraska based on how the volunteer’s work has improved the …

— We are seeking volunteers to assist with a variety of activities and tasks with the AARP Nebraska State Office in Lincoln. Find out if these volunteer opportunities are the right fit for you. Volunteer On-boarding and Support The volunteer support team helps with follow-up of new volunteer recruits, orientation, and the first few volunteer experiences, including office volunteers.  We want to get individuals oriented and “on the ground” soon after they express an interest in working with us.  To help …