— It’s tax season once again. Taxes are complicated, especially if you’re planning for retirement or considering life changes.  Luckily, AARP Foundation’s team of IRS-certified volunteers is here to help. They’ve been doing it for 50 years and have served more than 50 million taxpayers! First established in 1968 with four volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is a free tax preparation program targeted at the low to middle-income 50-plus community.  However, the program is open to all ages and taxpayers do not …

— Chief Judge for Federal Bankruptcy Court to Serve in Lead Volunteer Role AARP has appointed the Honorable Randolph Baxter (ret.), past Chief Judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court of Northern District of Ohio, to the top volunteer position in Ohio. As the new State President for Ohio, Baxter will serve as a spokesperson for AARP Ohio with the media, opinion leaders, legislators and the public. He will also chair the AARP Ohio Executive Council, a volunteer leadership committee that …

— Bessie Katsilometes, Ph.D., former Dean of Idaho State University-Meridian and Idaho State University-Boise, is the newest member of the AARP Idaho Executive Council. AARP Idaho has more than 188,000 members statewide and more than 38 million members nationwide. Dr. Katsilometes will serve on the AARP Idaho volunteer executive council and work to achieve AARP’s vision, mission and strategic priorities across the state.  AARP Idaho state president, Dr. Tom Trail and state director Lupe Wissel appointed her to the executive council …

— Gwendolyn Spencer Prater, Ph.D. of Madison has been appointed as the new State President of AARP Mississippi. State President is AARP’s highest volunteer position in Mississippi, representing 285,000 AARP members in the state. In partnership with the State Director, volunteers and staff, the State President helps the organization achieve its vision, mission and strategic priorities. Prater previously served as a member of the AARP Mississippi Executive Council where she helped shape AARP’s strategic direction in the state. She is Dean …

— Whether you’ve been an AARP member for one year or for 20+ years, here’s your chance to learn more about what your AARP Massachusetts state office is planning locally in the Worcester area — and how you can get involved as a volunteer! Introducing the AARP Massachusetts Worcester Area Volunteer Network. Attend our upcoming informational meeting about this new opportunity and learn how to help us make a difference in people’s lives through our education, service and advocacy. Your work …

— Follow along with AARP Maryland as we sponsor and build a new intergenerational playground in Baltimore! Chapter 1: The Design and Dine Stay tuned for Chapter 2! Volunteers are needed for this project’s “big dig” this spring! If you’d like to get involved with our new playground project, please contact Emily Abramson at eabramson@aarp.org.  

— Are you comfortable with public speaking? If so, we need you as a volunteer! Mark your calendar for January 31st and come see us at our Speaker’s Bureau and Volunteer Engagement Open House! What: AARP Maryland’s Speaker’s Bureau and Volunteer Engagement Open House When: January 31st      10:00 a.m. -1 p.m. Where: AARP Maryland State Office 200 St. Paul Place Suite 2510 Baltimore, MD 21202 For more information and to register, visit our official registration page! 

— Be the Difference in Your Community Every single day, AARP Idaho’s volunteers fuel our work in communities across the state. Without the hundreds who donate their time, skills and passion, we wouldn’t have enough capacity to help struggling older adults transform their lives. We love our volunteer corps, and we’d be thrilled to add you to their ranks. If you would like to learn more about our volunteer opportunities we encourage your to attend our next monthly volunteer network meeting.   WHEN: January 11, …

— Here at AARP, we know that you have a lifetime of experience to offer. If you are looking for a way to share it, we can help. As an AARP volunteer within the Hoosier State you will be front and center in helping to achieve meaningful and impactful change at a local, state, and federal level while having fun along the way! Whether your interests lie in fighting fraud and scams, supporting family caregivers, making your community more safe and …