Do Good. Feel Better.

This is a guest post by Margot Seay. Margot is AARP’s first National Volunteer Director.  All across the country, committed volunteers are hard at work, making a real and positive difference in their communities and reaping significant rewards along the way. When we ask “what’s in it for you?,” we get lots of answers — the sense of pride and accomplishment in helping others, a deeper connection to the community, the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships, the satisfaction of learning valuable …

Would You Volunteer For a Klondike Bar?

This is a guest post by Stephen Anfield. Stephen is currently working as the Benefits Outreach Project Coordinator at the AARP Foundation. He organizes the Benefits Access QuickLink volunteers and National Call Center. It’s no secret that people love incentives. If you’ve ever watched a television game show like Wipe Out, you’ve seen that people will put themselves through the wringer just for the chance to win BIG. While some people do it for the money, others are content with simply having …