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The difference for those struggling can come down to one conversation, one act of kindness, one volunteer. Find a volunteer opportunity near you and be the difference for someone in need through an AARP Foundation volunteer opportunity.

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Do Good. Feel Good.

Every single day, AARP Foundation’s volunteers fuel our work in communities across the country. Without the millions who donate their time, skills and passion, we wouldn’t have enough capacity to help struggling older adults transform their lives. 

We love our volunteer corps, and we’d be thrilled to add you to their ranks. Whether you pack nutritious meals for food-insecure seniors, tutor underserved children to read at grade level so they can avoid poverty later in life, or help low-income older adults file their taxes, you’ll be making a vital contribution to your community — and you’ll experience the great feeling that comes from helping others.

Find AARP Foundation volunteer opportunities near you.

“I get a sense of enjoyment of being able to sit down and helping them read better. It’s a great feeling when you start and they can hardly pronounce a word, and when you get done and they’re actually reading books.” — Jordan Wexler, Experience Corps volunteer tutor 

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Help Kids Become Better Readers

Put your wisdom and experience to work. Volunteer with AARP Foundation Experience Corps to help young students in high-need schools gain critical literacy skills.

Volunteer With AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide makes it easy for older, low-income taxpayers to file their tax returns and get the credits and deductions they’ve earned. Neighbors like you help prepare tax returns or serve in other ways, like managing computer equipment, acting as interpreters, or making sure everything runs smoothly.

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