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Volunteer to Make a Nationwide Impact

Regardless of where you live, you can work with AARP’s National Office on important issues that impact people all across the country.  Support veterans, fight fraud or use your skills in other ways to help people 50-plus live their best lives.

As a volunteer, you can:

Volunteer from Anywhere
Enjoy volunteering from the comfort of your own home while helping older adults and their communities.

Expand Your Reach
Touch lives across the country, gain a national perspective, and make the most of your voice.

Join a Community
Make connections as part of a passionate team of national volunteers.

Make an Impact
Help address the issues that 50-plus Americans care about most.

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.


Digital Fraud Fighter

(Volunteer From Home)

Be a fraud fighter and protect people 50-plus by helping them identify and avoid scams that could harm them financially. By sharing fraud prevention content from the AARP National Fraud Network across a number of digital platforms, you can raise awareness of the latest scams, especially those targeting older adults.

Requirements:

  • Possess strong online and social media skills
  • Be comfortable with technology
  • Good communicator, both orally and in writing
  • Must attend 10 hours of provided training

Time/Frequency:

  • Approximately two to four hours a week
  • Varies according to activities and availability

 


E-activist

(Volunteer From Home)

Becoming an e-activist is the easiest way to become active with AARP!  You will be part of a powerful network that connects you to political and legislative programs, activities and initiatives in your state. Make your voice heard on important issues that impact our 50-plus population and advocate on its behalf by contacting state and federal officials via phone, email or social media. When you sign up to become an e-activist, you will begin receiving legislative updates and alerts.

Requirements:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Be comfortable with technology

Time/Frequency:

  • Varies according to level of involvement

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 in to our virtual call center. This is a vital role that helps those who may be feeling isolated and lonely, and can truly make a difference in their health and wellbeing

Note: This program is not currently accepting new volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a friendly caller in your area, there may be local organizations that need help. Check out possibilities on Create The Good here.

Requirements:

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

Time/Frequency:

  • Varies according to level of involvement

Virtual Veterans Brigade

(Volunteer From Home)

Support those who have dedicated their lives to serving our country and make a difference. You will help veterans, military and their families by sharing valuable AARP-provided content through social media and other digital platforms, connecting them to services they need and helping to improve their lives.

Requirements:

  • Possess strong online and social media skills
  • Be comfortable with technology
  • Good communicator, both orally and in writing
  • Must attend provided training (online)

Time/Frequency:

  • 2-4 hours per month

More Ways to Volunteer

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Volunteer with AARP Programs

Explore a number of community service and volunteer opportunities through AARP's great programs