—   This year you have not one, not two, not three, but four volunteer opportunities for AARP’s Day of Service on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Join us in McAlester, Oklahoma City, Shawnee or Tulsa as we roll up our sleeves to participate in local community service projects. AARP staff and volunteers will be volunteering at the local food banks in Oklahoma City, Shawnee and Tulsa. In McAlester, volunteers will assemble backpacks with food for children needing nutritional snacks on the weekends. Last year, 75 …

— AARP Oklahoma is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Oklahomans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. The award is named for AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus. Nominations will be evaluated by AARP Oklahoma based on how the volunteer’s work has improved the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. The award recipient will be announced in November. AARP Oklahoma Andrus Award …

— Nona Penner of Yukon was honored, posthumously, for positively impacting the lives of others throughout her life. She was named the recipient of the 2017 AARP Oklahoma Andrus Award for Community Service, which is the highest honor presented by AARP, at a luncheon in Oklahoma City on November 14, 2017. Penner was one of six nominees. AARP State Director Sean Voskuhl said, “Nona Penner’s generous and giving spirit exemplifies the best of Oklahoma and we honor her commitment to community …

— One day. Six locations. 75 volunteers. Thousands of Oklahomans served. Across our state on Monday, September 11, 2017 in Ada, Clinton, McAlester, Oklahoma City, Shawnee and Tulsa, AARP volunteers and staff focused on Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope. AARP volunteers helped sort and pack more than 29,000 pounds of food AARP’s 16th Annual Day of Service. Thank you for making 2017 Day of Service such a success!  

— This year you have not one, not two, not three, but four volunteer opportunities for AARP’s Day of Service on Monday, September 11, 2017. Join us in McAlester, Oklahoma City, Shawnee or Tulsa as we roll up our sleeves to participate in local community service projects. AARP staff and volunteers will be volunteering at the local food banks in Oklahoma City, Shawnee and Tulsa. In McAlester, volunteers will assemble backpacks with food for children needing nutritional snacks on the weekends.   McALESTER What: AARP …

— 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’ve earned. Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and support in a welcoming environment. There is need for …

— AARP Oklahoma invites volunteers to help fight hunger and feed hope by participating in its annual Day of Service, Sept. 11. Volunteers can choose one of three locations: the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma in Tulsa, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City and the Community Market of Pottawatomie County in Shawnee. Last year, AARP staff and volunteers bagged 4,760 pounds of apples and packed more than 8,800 meals. To sign up, call 877-926-8300 toll-free.

— Annual Award Recognizes Those Who Make a Powerful Difference in their Community AARP Oklahoma is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Oklahomans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. The award is named for AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus. Nominations will be evaluated by AARP Oklahoma based on how the volunteer’s work has improved the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other …

— Clinton resident Donald Miller’s dedication to helping make life better for others was recognized as he was named the recipient of the 2016 AARP Oklahoma Andrus Award for Community Service. The award – the highest honor given by AARP – was presented at a luncheon held in Oklahoma City. Miller was one of four nominees for the honor. AARP State Director Sean Voskuhl said, “Donald Miller’s generous and giving spirit exemplifies the best of Oklahoma and we honor his commitment …

— AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free tax-filing help to those who need it most and Oklahoma is recruiting new volunteers. We are looking for compassionate and friendly individuals to join our volunteer team this upcoming tax season. We’ll provide the training and support to help you learn new skills, and you’ll get a great feeling from helping someone else. Join our team today! Apply at www.aarpfoundation.org/taxaide or call 1-888-AARP-NOW (1-888-227-7669)