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Countdown to National Good Neighbor Day, Saturday, September 28

AARP Foundation Connect2Affect Good Neighbor Day promotion

Keep connecting — not just on National Good Neighbor Day but all year 'round!

National Good Neighbor Day is an opportunity for all of us to come together and celebrate our neighbors. This year, we invite you to join AARP Foundation Connect2Affect in the celebration! Share your Good Neighbor Day moments on social media with #GoodNeighborDay2019.

Family members and neighbors are often the first to notice the signs of isolation but may not know how to interpret them – or what to do about them. For ideas on how to (re)connect with family and neighbors on National Good Neighbor Day, September 28, and all year 'round, visit Connect2Affect.

  

Volunteer Opportunities in Your Community

Put Your Skills to Work

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free in-person preparation and assistance to anyone who can’t afford a tax preparation service. As a volunteer you can make a difference by helping taxpayers, and their families, who might otherwise miss out on tax credits and deductions.

The program is seeking volunteer tax preparers, client facilitators, those who can provide technical and management assistance and interpreters. Every level of experience is welcome. Sign up today!

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Become a Reading Tutor

AARP Foundation Experience Corps

AARP Foundation Experience Corps is a proven program made up of volunteers who are dedicated to helping children become great readers before completing third grade. Working collaboratively with teachers and other volunteers, you can change the course of a child's life by sharing your wisdom and experience.

As an Experience Corps volunteer you can help  change a child's future by helping them learn to read. Learn more and sign up today!  

BACK TO WORK 50+ Success Stories: Meet Lisa and Gabe

AARP Foundation BACK TO WORK 50+ Lisa Edmonds Success Story

How Lisa Got Her (Job) Groove Back

When Lisa Edmond was just shy of 18 years old, she started working at Sears, Roebuck & Co., in the still-under-construction Sears Tower in Chicago. It was 1974, and she was fresh out of high school; bright-eyed, loyal and ready to work. In 2016, more than four decades after she joined the company, Sears laid her off. At 60 years old, Lisa Edmond was looking for work.

AARP Foundation BACK TO WORK Gabe Menvielle

Gabe: Building the Skills to Move Forward

Gabe Menvielle can’t prove it, but he’s fairly certain his age, 55, factored into his struggle to find a job. “It was an unusually low response rate. I’d send 50 résumés out, and I wouldn’t hear back from 45 of them. That would never have happened before, with my background. I have experience with software companies and nonprofits, good companies. I worked for the symphony, the Florida Philharmonic. I thought, ‘Am I invisible? What’s going on?’”

Tackling Senior Poverty: Programs and Services

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Connect2Affect

We’re tackling social isolation by exploring creative ways to help older adults connect and stay connected — to each other and to their communities

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Experience Corps

AARP Foundation Experience Corps helps older volunteers maintain a sense of purpose by helping young students become better readers

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Legal Advocacy

AARP Foundation attorneys protect the rights of older adults, making sure they have a voice in the nation’s courts.

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Work for Yourself

Work for Yourself@50+ guides older adults through a process to help them decide whether being self-employed is the right choice for them.

   

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