— Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity? Even if you have a job, you could still become a volunteer. Volunteer with AARP to make a difference in your community while using your skills and talents. AARP will provide resources, support and training to prepare and equip you. Meet new people and have fun…with a purpose. The amount of time you spend volunteering with us is completely up to you. And any expenses you incur as a volunteer would be …

— Duane Bergeson of Bismarck will be presented with the 2016 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service during a volunteer recognition banquet Oct. 5 in Bismarck. AARP North Dakota selected Bergeson for his significant volunteer service in the community and across the state, especially his focus on the state’s older residents. Bergeson volunteered to be a driver safety instructor in 2007. He was quickly promoted to district coordinator in 2008, and was appointed as the volunteer state coordinator in 2010. In …

— Brian Larson of Bismarck has been appointed as state coordinator of AARP’s Driver Safety Training program in North Dakota. Larson has been a volunteer instructor for the program and has a strong background in traffic safety. He started his career in driver education as an instructor at Grand Forks Central High School. He then moved on to become State Director of Driver and Traffic Safety Education with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. Larson also served as executive director …