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AARP Volunteer Opportunities

  • Wish of a Lifetime Cupid Crew Volunteer 2022

    Ongoing | AARP District of Columbia

    Brighten up Valentine’s Day for older adults in your community. Beginning in 2014, Wish of a Lifetime has organized a national movement that empowers volunteers across the United States to spread love on Valentine’s Day through delivering a rose to…. Read More »

  • AARP Virtual Veterans Brigade

    Ongoing | AARP Nationwide

    Virtual Veteran Brigade members are volunteers that will utilize content shared by the AARP National Team to broadcast information across a multitude of digital and social platforms. Virtual Veteran Brigade members will help to raise awareness of…. Read More »

  • Wish of a Lifetime Postcard Program Volunteer

    Ongoing | AARP Nationwide

    Volunteers will download and print a postcard to write a personal message to spread love to older adults experiencing isolation across the country. Completed cards will be sent to Wish of a Lifetime who will then distribute the cards to older adults…. Read More »

  • Wish of a Lifetime Validation Committee

    Ongoing | AARP Nationwide

    The Validation Committee is an integral part of Wish of a Lifetime’s wish assessment and fulfillment process. As a committee member volunteers play a key role in determining which wishes are granted and help the organization stay focused and…. Read More »

  • Driver Safety Instructor, English Language

    Ongoing | Driver Safety

    Teach Smart Driver courses in English in your assigned state. Read More »

Volunteer with Other Organizations

  • Become a Volunteer Child Advocate

    Ongoing | The Young Center Immigrant Children's Rights

    The Young Center trains volunteers to act as Volunteer Child Advocates for detained immigrant children. Child Advocates spend time with and advocate on behalf of an unaccompanied or separated... Read More »

  • Hospice Volunteer

    Ongoing | At Home Care Hospice

    At Home Care Hospice is looking for volunteers to serve in our community! We serve hospice patients from all backgrounds wherever they call home, whether it be a residential home, nursing home, or... Read More »

  • Peer Facilitator - The Parent Support Network

    Ongoing | The Youth Mental Health Project

    The Parent Support Network provides parents and caregivers who are concerned about their childrenメs mental health with an opportunity to find and support each other in a confidential and safe space.... Read More »

  • Make Blankets for Animal Shelters

    Ongoing | Comfort for Critters

    We are looking for volunteers to create handmade blankets to comfort homeless pets living in animal shelters. The blankets may be knit, crocheted, sewn, quilted or made with fleece material. Once... Read More »

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

Sign up now for next year’s tax season. You don't need tax experience — only a desire to help. Read More »

AARP Driver Safety

AARP Driver Safety

Help others get on the road to safety as an AARP Driver Safety instructor or coordinator. Read More »

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