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Create the Good in 2010

What’s your resolution for the New Year? Whether or not you have a laundry list of changes you’d like to make, consider adding community service to your busy schedule. You don’t need to have a specific skill, just a desire to help others. AARP can help you find ways to give back – to your loved ones, to your community, and to society at large.

Create the Good

AARP launched Create the Good to connect people with opportunities to create good, in whatever way works for them.

AARP knows that many of our members want to assist others, but often they are caring for children and/or parents while holding down full-time jobs, or even working into retirement years. Create the Good expands on traditional ways to volunteer by exploring time-flexible options linked to a wide variety of topics and issues.

5 minutes? 5 hours? Every day, you can find ways to serve your community that fit your life and interests.

Simple, fun ideas: If you like to do things on your own time, these how-to videos and guides are for you. Subjects range from disaster preparedness to pedestrian safety.

Community Service

In Massachusetts, nearly 2,000 members are engaged as volunteers with AARP community service programs, and 50,000 more help advance issues and make their voices heard through e-advocacy.

AARP Driver Safety

Help make Massachusettsroads safer. Taught and administered by volunteers, the AARP Driver Safety program has helped millions of drivers remain safe on the road.

Update drivers on the rules of the road by teaching a classroom refresher course.

Become a volunteer leader for the program in your community.

AARP Tax Aide

Assist low- and middle- income residents with their taxes. The nation's largest, free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, AARP Tax Aide serves low- and middle-income taxpayers with special attention to those 60+.

The AARP Foundation administers AARP Tax-Aide in cooperation with the IRS.

Help residents prepare their 2009 tax returns.

Volunteer as a counselor or a leadership coordinator.

Massachusetts Money Management Program

Help residents with low-incomes balance their budget. Co-sponsored by the AARP Foundation, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, and Mass Home Care, the Massachusetts Money Management Program helps seniors and younger persons with disabilities manage their finances and pay their bills.

Work one-on-one with an older or disabled individual to help them manage their financial matters.


Make your voice heard at the State House, and inWashington,DC. Help further our work on legislation and policy that directly impacts AARP members and their families. Each year, AARP Massachusetts selects legislative priorities that are consistent with the policies adopted by AARP’s Board of Directors. At the State House, AARP Massachusetts is a strong advocate for our members and their families on key issues, including health care, long-term care, and economic security for 50+ workers.

Contact your state and federal representatives about key legislation impacting Bay State residents.

Educate voters on where candidates running for state and federal office stand on issues important to people 50 years and older.

Learn More

To learn more about the many volunteer opportunities available with AARP Massachusetts, send an email to

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