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What is caregiver support at AARP?

There are 40 million family caregivers in the U.S., many of whom need helpful support or resources. AARP stands behind these unsung heroes, providing them with the tools and connections they need to help them care for their loved ones and themselves.

What do volunteers do to support family caregivers?

Volunteers support caregivers by providing helpful information and programming, and by linking them to a network of organizations that can help support a range of caregiving needs.

Volunteer Roles

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have no in-person volunteer opportunities available at this time.  Please  explore these virtual opportunities to make a difference and volunteer safely from home.

Friendly Voice Volunteer Caller

(Volunteer From Home)

Listen, offer reassurance, and be a friendly voice for people 50+ who have requested a call or call into our virtual call center. This is a vital role that helps those feeling isolated and lonely, and can truly make a difference in their health and wellbeing. Opportunities are also available for bilingual Spanish volunteers.

Please call 1-888-281-0145 and leave a message if you are interested in volunteering.

Requirements:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Access to a computer with high-speed internet connection
  • Ability to use web-based video chat technology
  • Must take provided training 

Time/Frequency:

  • 2 hours/week

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