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Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteering can help you connect with your community. And it’s good for your health.

Everyone knows volunteering makes you feel good. But did you know it also makes you healthier? The benefits of volunteer experience include:

  • An improved sense of well-being
  • Lower stress levels
  • Better management of chronic illness
  • Decreased risk of depression
  • A sense of purpose, fulfillment and increased self-confidence
  • Increased brain function
  • Increased dopamine levels
  • Longer life

Older adults in particular see a substantial improvement in their quality of life when they volunteer. Research shows taking part in volunteer activities helps them reduce their isolation risk and maintain greater control over their health.

Scroll down to find ideas and opportunities to volunteer, whether virtually or in an environment where precautions have been taken to keep volunteers safe and following CDC guidelines.

AARP Foundation Volunteer Opportunities

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

Join our team and help your neighbors get the credits and deductions they deserve. Whatever your skill set, there’s a role for you.

AARP Foundation
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AARP Foundation Experience Corps

Make a lasting difference in the lives of vulnerable children. Become a tutor and help them read at grade level so they have the opportunity to succeed.

AARP Foundation
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AARP Foundation Property Tax-Aide

We provide thorough volunteer training and ongoing support so you can help vulnerable adults access property tax relief in your community.

AARP Foundation

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering From Home

Whether you have special skills and expertise you want to share or simply are passionate about helping others, AARP and AARP Foundation have a virtual volunteer opportunity that’s right for you!

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Create the Good

Search Create the Good by keyword and Zip code for volunteer opportunities that match your skills and interests.

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Virtual Volunteer Guide

Our Virtual Volunteer Guide has everything you need to know to find meaningful remote volunteering opportunities that are right for you.

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Care Card

Let someone know you’re thinking of them with our specially designed care card!

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