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Volunteer with AARP and AARP Foundation

AARP and AARP Foundation engage thousands of volunteers across the state to ensure that New Yorkers have choice, control, and independence through every stage of their lives and to create communities where people can continue to live and give back all they have to offer.

Give your time, talent, and expertise to make a difference in your community. Volunteer with us today. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities below. For more information, email aarpny@aarp.org or call (866) 227-7442.

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Advocacy

AARP is a strong advocate for addressing legislative issues most important to people age 50+. We work works hard to address the health, economic, and quality of life concerns of our 2.4 million members and their families in New York State such as promoting financial security, ensuring adequate and affordable health care, and fostering livable communities.

To learn more about volunteering with our advocacy efforts, email aarpny@aarp.org or call (866) 227-7442.

Driving Safely As You Age

The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest driver safety course designed to help people age 50+ sharpen their driving skills and refresh their knowledge of the rules of the road. More than 96,000 New Yorkers have taken the classroom course which is administered by 740 trained volunteers at 2,700 locations in the state.

Become an AARP Driver Safety volunteer by signing up online or calling 1-888-AARP-NOW.

Helping Job Seekers Find Employment

AARP WorkSearch is an online employment assistance tool that can help older job seekers in New York assess their skills, provides online courses, and matches people to available jobs. Presently, volunteer opportunities are only available in New York City.

Become an AARP volunteer, email aarpny@aarp.org or call (866) 227-7442.

Helping People Prepare Their Tax Returns

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service available to low and moderate-income taxpayers of all ages with special attention to people age 60+. Each year, more than 1,600 Tax-Aide volunteers in New York help over 93,900 people with their tax returns, making sure they receive all of the deductions for which they may be eligible.

Become an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteer by signing up online or calling 1-888-227-7669.

Giving a Voice for People Needing Long-Term Care

Long-Term Care Ombudsman volunteers serve as advocates for residents in nursing homes and adult care homes in New York.

To learn more, email aarpny@aarp.org or call (866) 227-7442.

Helping People to Live at Home

AARP Foundation Money Management: Provides bill paying assistance to older adults who are unable to perform certain activities. Volunteers help to organize bills, develop household budgets and prepare checks for the client's signature. Presently, volunteer opportunities are only available in New York City.

Become an AARP volunteer, email aarpny@aarp.org or call (866) 227-7442.

Fighting Medicare Fraud

Medicare fraud costs our health care system $60 billion a year. AARP and its network of volunteer Fraud Fighters are working in communities across the state to provide Medicare beneficiaries with brief, informative presentations on how to read and understand their Medicare statements, how to recognize fraud, and how to report it.

Become a Fraud Fighter by emailing molender@aarp.org or calling 1-866-227-7442.

Background and Training

Training and informational briefings are provided for all of our volunteer positions. If you want to learn more about issues affecting New Yorkers age 50+ and join a community of people working to make a difference, become an AARP or AARP Foundation volunteer today.

For more information or to get involved, email aarpny@aarp.org or call 1-866-227-7442.

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