— Are you ready to FEED? Want to get hands-on and help feed kids and low-income seniors? Sign up online at www.faswva.org/volunteer for one of Feeding America Southwest Virginia new volunteer opportunities. Volunteers are needed Monday through Thursday from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. and on Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to prepare food, cook, and clean in the Community Solutions Center Kitchen at 2328 Melrose Ave., NW in Roanoke. Groups of up to 12 can be accommodated for this activity. Volunteers …

— The AARP Fredericksburg Chapter 3396 work in their community is very extensive from helping veterans, organizing food drives, contributing to Soup for Seniors, Driver Safety, advocacy and more. Join the AARP Fredericksburg Chapter 3396 at their next meeting every first Tuesday of every month, for more information visit their website http://aarp3396.org/. In both July and August, at the chapter meetings, they will be collecting supplies and food to support homeless veterans through Disabled American Veterans. The following is needed: toilet paper, napkins, disposable …

— Congratulations to Richard Chevrefils, the recipient of AARP New Hampshire’s 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service. The Andrus Award is AARP’s most prestigious volunteer award that recognizes an individual 50 years or older who has made an impact in their community through volunteerism and inspiring others. Dick worked as the State Director for AARP Pennsylvania between 2007 and 2011 and the State Director for AARP New Hampshire between 2003 and 2007. Now retired, Dick serves as the Regional Volunteer Director …

— While the brunt of the storm may have missed us, rainy, windy conditions could last several days, causing flooding, downed trees, and power outages.   The threat posed by Hurricane Florence remains extreme, and Virginians should continue to heed the warnings of local officials and emergency personnel. The safety and security of everyone is a top priority for AARP. Resources In Virginia, dial 2-1-1 for disaster-related information and to get help with unmet needs.  Also make sure you have the FEMA …

— It only takes just a little to give back a lot to local families. AARP Fredericksburg Chapter #3396 has been hard at work again, but this time volunteering for the 2018 AARP Virginia Community-Wide Food Drive. Chapter members were joined by the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office and friends on September 7th and September 8th. Pictured in front of the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank van at the Giant on 35 Town and Country Drive from left to right are: Matthew Logan, …

— AARP Iowa is hosting two free “Sip, Sample, Serve” happy hours in late September, one in Des Moines on Tuesday, Sept. 25, and one in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, Sept. 27, where prospective volunteers can learn about the many ways they can get involved, while mingling with AARP staff and other volunteers.  Event is free and the first drink is on us. There are a variety of ways in which someone can volunteer with AARP Iowa: • Fraud Watch: help …

— One way you can take on the day is by volunteering. Volunteering has an enormous impact on the health and well-being of your local community. As an AARP volunteer, you are helping with the promise of a better life for you or someone else. Whether you would like to be an in-office support, speaker on advocacy issues, or helping at an event AARP has many ways that you can make a difference. Be a part of the AARP team and …

— Seeking volunteers statewide to help Iowans live their best lives Every September 11th since 2002, hundreds of thousands of people in the United States and across the world, have participated in the National Day of Service and Remembrance, a federally-recognized day of unity and charitable service. This year, AARP Iowa is honoring September as Make a Difference Month, and are seeking volunteers statewide to donate their time, skills, and passion to participate in a host of events and initiatives in …

—   by Sandy Hunter In 2008 I retired from the Social Security Administration after 32 years of service, but felt I had a lot of expertise and knowledge about Social Security I still wanted to share.  I knew how difficult it can be to find answers to questions about Social Security retirement, disability, and survivor benefits.  I had enjoyed giving presentations on Social Security benefits during my working career and wanted to continue to share my knowledge with the public. …

— Guest story by Theresa Strong, RSVP Manager, Community Renewal Team Volunteerism is a cornerstone of AARP’s service to Connecticut communities of all ages and we at the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) know that the AARP community is a great place to showcase volunteer opportunities in Greater Hartford  – opportunities that make our communities more livable for everyone. We are now seeking volunteers age 55+ to serve in our signature program, READs, for the 2018-19 school year. The RSVP READs …