Making a Difference

Volunteer opportunities, news, and events in your community.

  • Wish of a Lifetime Cupid Crew Volunteer 2024

    Ongoing | Wish of a Lifetime

    Brighten up Valentine’s Day for older adults in your community. On February 14, 2023, Wish of a Lifetime from AARP worked with volunteers across the country to deliver over 100,000 cards and 100,000 roses to older adults for its 10th annual Cupid…. Read More »

  • Disrupt Aging Classroom Tech Producer

    Ongoing | Disrupt Aging Classroom

    Disrupt Aging (DA) Classroom is a 2.5-hour, interactive curriculum that challenges students to examine aging perceptions and think about how the growing aging population is relevant to their personal lives and future careers. The curriculum is…. 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 | Wish of a Lifetime

    Volunteers will join virtually each month to write a personal message to spread love to older adults across the country. Completed cards will be sent to Wish of a Lifetime who will then distribute the cards to older adults in need. This opportunity…. Read More »

  • Driver Safety Virtual Instructor English Language

    Ongoing | Driver Safety

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

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  • Volunteer to Help Seniors

    Ongoing | Neighbors of Northern Columbia County

    Columbia County has the third oldest population in New York State. Many people do not have family or nearby neighbors and need to travel over 15 miles in order to reach the closest city for shopping... Read More »

  • Volunteer in the Arts, Music and Theatre

    Ongoing | Braata Productions

    If you love performing arts, music and culture, this volunteer opportunity is for you. Braata Productions is New York's leading incubator for honoring and developing Caribbean and Caribbean-American... Read More »

  • Second Hand Store Help Wanted

    Ongoing | Rochester Greenovation

    Greenovation Second-Hand Store is run by volunteers. We just moved to a new space, and currently need people with these skills and abilities: - Help sort and organize... Read More »

  • Store Help

    Ongoing | Rochester Greenovation Second Hand Store

    We're looking for several volunteers to provide great customer service to people who are shopping for used household items, furniture, and much more. You will greet and assist customers, cashier, and... Read More »

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