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Explore a Variety of Volunteer Experiences In Your State

Did you know that AARP has at least one office in every state? As a volunteer with your local AARP team, you may provide education, advocacy or other services to address community needs and help people 50-plus live their best lives — and you’ll work side by side with our dedicated staff and other volunteers!

As a volunteer, you can:

Advocate & Educate
Help raise awareness of and influence important legislative issues impacting older adults.

Communicate
Share valuable information on social media, through public speaking or representing AARP at local events.

Make Community Connections
Find new ways to engage with and support your local community.

Have Fun & Make Friends
Have fun, connect with other volunteers and feel good knowing you’re truly making a difference.

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.


Advocacy Volunteer

(Volunteer From Home, Varies by State)

AARP is a strong, nonpartisan advocate for social change on issues that matter to people 50-plus and to society as a whole. Availability of volunteer roles vary from state to state. Together we work on important issues, including the following:

  • Leading efforts to strengthen Social Security and support retirement savings to help everyone achieve lifetime financial security.
  • Promoting adequate, affordable health care including prescription drugs, long-term care, and support for family caregivers.
  • Fostering communities with affordable and appropriate housing, supportive community features, safe driving and mobility options.

Requirements:

  • Able to remain non-partisan
  • Knowledgeable and/or passionate about AARP issues
  • Comfortable with technology

Time/Frequency:

  • Varies by state and activity
  • Opportunities ebb and flow with the legislative cycles in each state
  • Frequency tends to increase during state legislative session

Communications Volunteer

(Volunteer From Home, Varies by State)

AARP is a strong, nonpartisan advocate for social change and serves as a trusted voice for issues such as Social Security, caregiving, and fraud and scam awareness. Availability of volunteer roles varies from state to state. Volunteers with an interest and/or expertise in communications and/or public relations may assist with the following:

  • Amplifying AARP’s messaging through traditional and social media
  • Promoting AARP events and activities – online and in the community
  • Fostering relationships with media outlets and reporters.

Requirements:

  • Able to remain non-partisan
  • Knowledgeable and/or passionate about AARP issues
  • Comfortable with technology

Time/Frequency:

  • Varies
  • Opportunities ebb and flow with the legislative cycles in each state
  • Frequency tends to increase during state legislative session

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

Outreach & Community Engagement Volunteer

(Volunteer From Home, Varies by State)

Volunteers work together with local residents, community leaders, and organizations to host events, support community projects, and share information and resources on AARP issues and priorities. Whether you like to be on stage or behind the scenes, there are various ways to get involved. Roles vary by state and community.

Requirements:

  • Able to remain non-partisan
  • Knowledgeable and/or passionate about AARP issues
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Enjoy people

Time/Frequency:

  • Varies by state and activity
  • Opportunities ebb and flow with the event seasons in each state and/or community.

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