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Become an AARP Driver Safety Volunteer

Become a part of the safe driving solution in your community! Join more than 5,000 AARP Driver Safety volunteers nationwide teaching and organizing the award-winning AARP Smart Driver classroom course curriculum.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Organize and teach classroom courses in your area at locations such as community centers, hospitals and libraries 
  • Get all the training and tools you need to make your volunteer experience the best it can be.
  • Be part of a local Driver Safety community of dedicated volunteers.
  • Have fun and feel good knowing you’re making a difference in your community.

Many additional volunteer opportunities are available

Do you have a background in marketing or are you good at organizing and managing data? Many options to assist are available: course instructor, data manager, marketing & recruitment specialist, tech adviser or volunteer leader.

Make a Difference as an AARP Driver Safety Volunteer

Feel good about helping others while making your community safer – watch the video to learn more!

Be a Driving Force in Your Community

Rose Hobson teaches a Driver Safety course in District Heights.

Rose Hobson, Maryland

“Volunteering for AARP Maryland keeps me alive. It helps you be a better person; it helps your to learn and network. It’s like a family. What is your niche? What do you like to do? AARP has an opportunity for you.” 

Tom Hirsch, an AARP volunteer, teaches the AARP Smart Driver class participants about peripheral vision by instructing them to slowly bring their thumbs around into their field of vision

Tom Hirsch, Florida

“When I see [participants’] eyes light up or they’re nodding their heads in agreement [to something I said] that to me is very fulfilling. I have shared something with these folks that they would not have otherwise heard or learned [that] will help make their driving experience better and keep them and other folks on the road alive and well and safe.”

Impact of Volunteering

9 out of 10 Drivers Improved

9/10 participants changed at least one driving behavior due to what they learned

16 Million Smart Drivers

Over 16 million Smart Drivers to date

92% Satisfied Course Participants

92% of course participants say they’d recommend the AARP Smart DriverTM course to a friend


*All AARP Driver Safety volunteer positions are unpaid. However, volunteers are reimbursed for approved, program-related, out-of-pocket expenses, such as mileage and postage.