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Be a Driving Force in Your Community

Feel good about helping others while making your community safer

 

Instruct Our Award-Winning AARP Smart Driver™ Course

Become a part of the safe driving solution in your community! Join more than 4,000 AARP Driver Safety volunteers nationwide teaching the award-winning AARP Smart Driver™ classroom course curriculum.

As a volunteer Instructor, you will:

  • Organize and teach classroom courses at locations in your community, e.g. hospitals, libraries, community centers, etc.
  • 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!

Interested in others way to give back?

Do you have a background in marketing or are you good at organizing and managing data? We need volunteers like you to be Marketing and Recruitment Specialists and Data Managers! 

Want to know what it's like to be a volunteer?

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

Volunteer Stories

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.” 

Jeanette Pike, 71, of Gary, Idian cleans her windshild. She is one of the volunteer AARP Smart Driver teachers in Indiana.

Jeanette Pike, Indiana

“I took an AARP Driver Safety course in 2012. I enjoyed it so much that when I learned the course needed Instructors, I signed up. I thought, with my experience in teaching, I can do that. Plus, leading Smart Driver courses is a good way to give back to the community; the whole purpose of the course is to save lives.”

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.”

 

*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.

 

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This program is supported by a generous grant from Toyota to AARP Foundation