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33 Tons of Paper – Shredded!

Posted on 06/15/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringThis is a guest post by Becky Squires, staff writer for AARP Foundation Consumers gathered in four places around Colorado — Denver, Black Forest/Colorado Springs, Ft. Collins and Pueblo – at special “Fight Fraud – Shred Instead” paper-shedding events organized by AARP Foundation Colorado, June 9. “Not only do old documents contain information that identity thieves can use, but shredding all this paper is good for the environment, too,” said Amy Nofziger, AARP Foundation manager.  Loaded with boxes of out-of-date …

Contributions of Older Volunteers Honored this Week

Posted on 05/8/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringSenior Corps Week - May 7 through 11 – celebrates the work of older adults throughout the country who volunteer their time through Senior Corps, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.  Senior Corps and Americorps are both Corporation for National and Community Service programs; and both tap the time and talents of older adults to serve their communities in a variety of ways.  Whether its serving seniors, veterans or school age children, older volunteers give extraordinary amounts …

It’s Friday! Dance with Somebody!

Posted on 04/27/2012 by |All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

VolunteeringHappy Friday blog readers! Jenn here from the communications team reporting on what some of our volunteers are up to this week in Illinois… How does that saying go? Dance like nobody’s watching? Looks like that’s what these folks are doing in this video shot by our staffer Carmena Millan earlier this week. Tell me you don’t love it! The Pine Tree Senior Group (the ones in the red shirts) from the Chinese American Service League have committed to doing …

The Takeaway: Boomer Volunteers Needed

Posted on 04/25/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayAs more boomers transition from full-time employment to “retirement”—whatever that may mean these days—charities see an opportunity to capitalize on some of their newfound free time.

Fulfill Your Potential by Volunteering

Posted on 04/24/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeHere’s a loaded question for you. How many of you knew last week was National Volunteer Week?  Hmmmm …how many people said, “Well, I knew it was in April” or “I have heard of it before” or as I would imagine the vast majority had absolutely no clue. I was going to inform you last week and give you lists of fabulous ideas and pages of great projects that you could engage in, but then I thought, “No, let’s see what …

Join the Drive to End Hunger in the Charlotte 1 Million and Make a Difference

Posted on 04/17/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringThe idea ignited during a meal packaging event at AARP’s headquarters last fall. As 25 employees lined up in the cafeteria to package 900 meals in an hour, everyone began to imagine something greater.  “It felt really good to know I was helping to make a difference,” said Allison Beatty, an Executive Secretary at AARP. Beatty, who along with her colleagues packaged Macaroni & Cheese, said it was a significant feat. “It was very hands on and quite remarkable.” The …