— By Audrey Suker, CEO of ServeMinnesota It should be no surprise to anyone reading this article: Older Minnesotans are an important key to solving some of the most pervasive social issues. As the CEO of ServeMinnesota, the organization responsible for investing AmeriCorps resources in ways that help solve unsolved problems, I can say with certainty that our booming older population is in the perfect position to serve fellow Minnesotans in a variety of ways. And we need you now 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.   …

— As an AARP member, you are part of an organization with a social mission, helping improve the quality of life for people 50+ and their families.  Whether at discounted events, through community service or by advocating at the state and local levels, AARP creates positive change with the help of volunteers, right here on Long Island. What are the benefits of volunteering? Give back where we live, work and play Learn new skills and receive training opportunities Make new friends …

— Are you eager to help your community? Do you want to meet new people? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should consider volunteering with AARP Mississippi. Being a volunteer is a fulfilling experience that allows you to give back to your community in a meaningful way. All that is required is a genuine interest in helping the community by donating your time and skills, said Associate State Director for Community Outreach Ivory Craig. Once you have …

— AARP Chapters across the state of Maryland are all vital parts of their community and take time to give back. We’re proud to see the hard work they accomplish each and every year. As 2017 comes to an end we’d like to shine a spotlight on one chapter that has really gone above and beyond to volunteer in their community: Suitland Maryland Chapter 939. In addition to volunteering with the AARP Maryland state office throughout the year, the Suitland chapter sponsors …

— Please email coaarp@aarp.org or call 1-866-554-5376 if interested in volunteering. Cultural Competency Volunteers AARP Colorado is seeking volunteers to make a difference in the community by building awareness and sensitivity for service providers of the LGBTQ community. We are working with Project Visibility, a program created by the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging. Project Visibility’s goal is to co-create an aging services community that is informed, sensitive and supportive of LGBTQ elders. The Project Visibility course reviews LGBT history …

— Retired? Yes, or maybe you’re close. Tired? No way! Whether you’re a retiree or empty nester looking to enrich your life through volunteerism or an outdoorsy-type wanting to get back to nature, look no further than Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC). VOC is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to motivating and enabling people to care for Colorado’s natural resources. VOC is currently seeking adults ages 50 and older to participate in a range of fulfilling outdoor volunteer opportunities now through …

AARP Wyoming community support

— AARP joined with members of the Cheyenne unit of the Wyoming Retired Educator Personnel (WREP) last week to give back to the community. Through a donation from both organizations, the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens purchased a new giraffe topiary for the Cheyenne Children’s Village. In addition, the botanic gardens hosted two educational classes for young children and their parents or grandparents to learn more about topiary art, wire art and other art topics. “The children’s village and the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens …

— by Lee Benson of the Deseret News Every day he goes to the office and stares face-first at poverty and need — and he’s never felt so fulfilled in his life. Working at the Utah Food Bank was never Jim Yorgason’s dream job, it’s just turned out that way. His dream job was television, and that came first. Born in Ogden in 1951, Jim and TV grew up together. He majored in communications and business at Weber State and then …