5 States

— Recognize a stellar volunteer in your community. AARP state offices are seeking nominations for the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service. The association’s most prestigious volunteer tribute recognizes outstanding individuals age 50 and older who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others. Nominations for the Andrus Awards for Community Service will be accepted through July 15, 2019. Review the eligibility guidelines and submit your online nomination. Thank you for submitting an online nomination. More About the Andrus Award …

—   Each year, AARP Indiana honors its top volunteer with the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service. The award is AARP’s most prestigious and goes to the most outstanding 50 and older volunteer. By sharing their experience, talents, and skills to enrich the lives of other Hoosiers and reflecting the purpose and vision of AARP, the award winner is giving of their time to make their communities better. “Volunteers invest an incalculable amount of time, talent, and treasure to initiatives …

North Dakota State Capitol

— 2019 Legislature Wraps Up and Older North Dakotans Win Big AARP North Dakota advocacy volunteers came out in force during the state legislative session that wrapped up in late April. The results proved just how effective our members’ voices can be. Volunteer phone calls, e-mails, postcards, and conversations with legislators helped pass bills supporting caregivers, taxpayers and anyone who wants to live in their home and community for as long as possible. The first win for older North Dakotans was …

— Do you know a volunteer, over the age of 50, who’s made a significant impact on your neighborhood? Now’s your chance to get them recognized – nominate that volunteer superstar for AARP’s most prestigious community service award. What is it? The Ethel Percy Andrus Award, named after AARP’s founder, aims to shine a light on outstanding local volunteers who donate their skills, time and love to their communities. AARP Washington will be accepting nominations until July 15, 2019, and the …

— Interested in sharing your experience and talents as a volunteer? We would love to hear from you! Click here to see our volunteer brochure: Maine State Volunteer Brochure 2019 You have a lifetime of experience to offer. Why not share your talents right here in Maine? Through outreach, advocacy and service, AARP volunteers and staff work together to enhance the quality of life for Mainers of all ages. Whether it is behind the scenes supporting the daily work of AARP …

— Nominate a community volunteer for AARP’s 2019 Andrus Award! Named after AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, the Andrus Award honors outstanding individuals in every state who donate their time, skills and passion as a volunteer. Every year we gather at our annual Andrus Awards event and celebrate the dedication of Maryland’s wonderful volunteers. We are now accepting nominations for the 2019 Andrus Awards until July 15, 2019. Take some time and fill out the online form to nominate a …

— The Winners Have Been Chosen The winners of the 2019 AARP Real Possibilities Faith Award have been selected. The Faith Award is an opportunity to recognize the unsung, unpaid heroes of the faith community. AARP’s commitment to volunteer service can be traced back to our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, whose motto “to serve, not to be served” has shaped our community service efforts at the national, state, and local levels. This will be our 3rd and final Real Possibilities …

— Need help with a basic tax return or amendment? Tax Aide volunteers provide free tax help to low- to middle-income Alaskans of all ages at sites across the state. (No need to be an AARP member.) They can also help with past-due returns, back to 2015. Last year volunteers nationwide helped 2.5 million people get $1.3 billion in income tax refunds and more than $212 million in Earned Income Tax Credits. Find the site nearest you Find the nearest site …

— Your Time Makes a World of Difference! The week of April 7th is National Volunteer Week and at AARP Maine, we are grateful to work with extraordinary volunteers every year.  The work of these dedicated individuals honors AARP’s mission “to serve, not to be served.”  This phrase was coined by our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, 60 years ago and it is certainly still true today. Our volunteers serve in many roles.  They testify at the state house, write letters to …

— AARP Connecticut went in front of members of the Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee on Friday, March 15, to voice concern about SB 877 (an Act Concerning Revenue Items to Implement the Governor’s Budget), which calls for a repeal of the bipartisan income tax relief promise for social security recipients, and those with pensions and annuity income. Most incumbent legislators of both parties promoted their affirmative vote to repeal this tax during the 2018 campaigns. The combination of a repeal …