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Help Educate Mature Drivers and Promote a Safer Community

Through AARP Driver Safety, you can make an impact in your community and in the lives of older adults. If you are inspired to help keep our roads safe, become part of our team.

As a volunteer, you can:

Organize & Teach
Explore opportunities to teach our Driver Safety programs in a local classroom setting or online.

Train & Empower
Get all the training and tools you need to make your experience the best it can be.

Join a Community
Become part of your local Driver Safety community of dedicated volunteers.

Have Fun & Make Friends
Have fun and feel good knowing you’re making your community a safer place to live and drive.

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.


Data Manager

(Volunteer From Home)

Use your organizational and administrative skills to help AARP keep our Driver Safety records up to date. You will be responsible for inputting and maintaining the state’s electronic volunteer records within AARP’s volunteer database, and creating and exporting dashboard reports to support volunteer leaders.

Requirements:

  • Be comfortable with technology
  • Must complete 4r hours of provided online training
  • Attend monthly virtual meetings with National Office staff

Time/Frequency:

  • Approximately 2 - 4 hours a week
  • Varies according to activities and availability

Course Administrator

(Location Pending)

Provide our Driver Safety instructors with much-needed logistical assistance, such as helping with registration, fee collection, completion of certificates and sending reminders to registered participants. You’ll not only be helping the instructors but also helping drivers 50-plus get access to information that can keep them safe on the road.

Requirements:

  • Friendly attitude
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Must complete 3 hours of provided online training

Time/Frequency:

  • Approximately 4 - 8 hours per course
  • Varies according to activities and availability

Marketing & Recruitment Specialist

(Volunteer From Home)

You will help promote our popular Driver Safety Program that helps drivers 50-plus stay independent and be better, safer drivers. Enjoy the opportunity to work closely with other volunteers as well as AARP staff, and use your creativity to conduct engaging marketing initiatives and drive participation at state and local levels.

Requirements:

  • Must complete 4 hours of provided online training
  • If new to Driver Safety, attend a Smart Driver course in person or online

Time/Frequency:

  • Approximately 2 - 4 hours a week
  • Varies according to activities and availability

Smart Driver Instructor

(Location Pending)

You will help 50-plus drivers to be safer, more independent and more confident behind the wheel when you organize, promote and conduct at least three AARP Smart Driver classroom courses a year. The valuable information you share in this popular course can literally save lives and benefit your whole community.

Requirements:

  • Must complete 3.5 hours of online instructor training
  • Attend in-person or virtual training with designated state volunteer
  • If new to Driver Safety, attend a Smart Driver course in person or online

Time/Frequency:

  • Approx. 10 to 20 hours per course
  • Minimum of 3 courses per year

Smart Driver TEK Workshop Presenter

(Location Pending)

Are you a new-car buff? You will enjoy the opportunity to actively organize, promote and conduct at least six 90-minute Smart DriverTEK Workshops annually. This workshop helps mature drivers understand new vehicle safety technology, and is helpful to those who have recently bought (or are planning to buy) a new car.

Requirements:

  • Be comfortable with technology
  • Must have access to a laptop less than five years old
  • Demonstrate strong teaching and presentation skills
  • A passion for technology and/or cars is appreciated

Time/Frequency:

  • Approximately 3.5 hours per workshop
  • Minimum of 6 workshops per year

Technology Advisor

(Volunteer From Home)

If you’re comfortable with technology and like to share your knowledge with others, our Driver Safety Program needs you. Help fellow volunteers successfully use our online volunteer tools, navigate the AARP Volunteer Portal, and provide troubleshooting and support to ensure the program runs smoothly for participants.

Requirements:

  • Possess strong technology skills (hardware and software)
  • Must attend 4 hours of provided training

Time/Frequency:

  • Approximately 2 - 4 hours a week
  • Varies according to activities and availability

Telephone Coordinator

(Volunteer From Home)

Help people 50-plus reap the benefits of our popular Driver Safety program so they can stay safe on the road. You will connect people inquiring about AARP Driver Safety courses with the appropriate local volunteers for further information and make reminder calls to those registered.

Requirements:

  • Friendly attitude
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Be comfortable with technology
  • Must have access to email and the internet
  • Must attend 3 hours of provided online training

Time/Frequency:

  • Approximately 2 - 4 hours a week
  • Varies according to activities and availability

We Need to Talk Facilitator

(Location Pending)

Through a free online seminar, you will help families of drivers 50-plus determine how to assess their loved one’s driving skills, and provide tools so that families can plan for the difficult conversation when it’s time for him or her to stop driving. Help families navigate this tough issue and ensure that their loved one stays safe.

Requirements:

  • Experienced in teaching and public speaking
  • Ability to empathize and work with diverse populations
  • Must complete 2 hours of online training

Time/Frequency:

  • Approximately 2 - 5 hours per event
  • Varies according to activities and availability

 Interested in Becoming a Driver Safety Volunteer?

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