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Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteering can help you connect. 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.

Virtual 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 volunteer opportunity that’s right for you!

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Volunteer with 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.

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Create the Good

Now is the perfect time to explore Virtual Volunteering. Create the Good helps you find 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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