AARP Volunteers Dianna and Gerald Schmitt, Wichita

AARP Volunteers Dianna and Gerald Schmitt, Wichita

While we sincerely appreciate volunteers every single day of the year, there is a special week each year designated time to honor volunteers.  This year, that week is April 6 – 12, 2014.

We want to thank the dedicated volunteers here in our state who spend their time working on issues that impact the 50 and older population in Kansas.  We thank:

*the IRS-trained AARP Tax-Aide volunteers who help low-to middle income Kansans prepare and file their taxes;

*the AARP Smart Driver course volunteer instructors who help Kansas drivers refresh their driving skills and adapt to changes in traffic laws and auto technology;

*the members of our AARP Executive Council who guide us in our activities across the state;

*the members of our Diversity Council who advise us on ensuring that we reach out and have an impact on diverse groups of individuals and groups in our state;

*our advocacy volunteers who monitor legislation that impacts those 50 and older, testify on bills, and connect with legislators across the state so they know where we stand on particular issues such as consumer protection, caregiving, healthcare, financial security, utility access and affordability, nursing home care and more;

*our office volunteers, community volunteers and, last, but not least, our AARP chapter members across the state who volunteer not only for AARP, but for a wide variety of organizations in their communities.

We could not accomplish our work without the time, talent and commitment that these volunteers devote to their areas of interest and expertise.  And we have fun too!

If you are looking for ways to give back to your state or community, we’d like you to consider becoming an AARP volunteer.  For more information or if you have questions, please contact Andrea Bozarth at 1-866-448-3619 or


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