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Did you know that Tennessee ranks among the top states in the entire U.S. for AARP volunteers?  We truly are the Volunteer State!

Members and friends are working with us statewide to make our communities more livable for people of all ages, provide resources for folks caring for loved ones and raise awareness about fraud and scams.  Below, you’ll find even more ways to help!



Congressional District Leaders

We are looking for folks to form relationships with staff in the district office of members of Congress (MoC), share AARP material when requested, and meet with MoC.  Leaders are needed in Congressional District 3 (Rep. Fleischmann) and District 4 (Rep. DesJarlais).  Find your congressman and district here. To apply, send your contact information and resume or experience summary by email to Shelley Courington at with CD LEAD in the subject line.

Volunteer Leader: East, Middle or West Tennessee

We are looking for an active and outgoing person in either East, Middle or West Tennessee to serve as a volunteer leader. The key duties are:

  • Identify opportunities for AARP to participate in or lead events and service projects
  • Serve as a member of the Leadership Team that represents the Division
  • Assist with the recruitment of new volunteers
  • Work with AARP staff partner to grow impact and relevance

To learn more or get involved in East Tennessee, email Tracy at,  for Middle Tennessee, please email Stacy at and for West Tennessee, email Andrea


West Tennessee Community and Event Volunteers

Be the smiling and friendly face of AARP at events in your area! Contact Andrea Neely at to learn more.



Advocacy & Communications 

Have an interest in working with state lawmakers? Are you a natural communicator? We are looking for a volunteer who is willing to help work with us on key advocacy issues and members of the media. Typical work may include building relationships with elected officials through personal outreach, writing blog posts, social media posts and delivering messages to local media members  (newspapers, TV, radio). Experience is helpful, but a willingness to jump right in is great. To lend a hand, send an email to Shelley Courington ( or Rob Naylor at ( with ADVOCACY & COMMUNICATIONS in the subject line.

Volunteer On-boarding and Support

The volunteer support team helps with follow-up of new volunteer recruits, orientation, and the first few volunteer experiences, including office volunteers.  We want to get folks oriented and “on the ground” soon after they express an interest in working with us.  To help us with volunteer on-boarding, please email Lisa at with VOLUNTEER SUPPORT in the subject line.

Driver Safety Program

AARP is looking for dedicated volunteers to be Driver Safety Program instructors.  Potential instructors must have completed the DSP Smart Driver course, must have Internet service, and an email address.  Please contact George Coleman, State Coordinator, at if you are interested in learning more about this volunteer opportunity.  Tennessee counties where instructors are needed are: Greene, Johnson, Hawkins, Sevier, Anderson, Campbell, Union, Claiborne, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Roan, Washington, Carter, Tipton, Dyer, Weakley, Obion, Putnam, McMinn, Monroe, Bledsoe, Sequatchie, Smith, Dekalb, Macon, Trousdale, Humphreys and Dickson

AARP Foundation Tax Aide Counselor

We are looking to add members to our awesome Tax Aide team. If you are interested in helping folks prepare taxes for a few months out of the year, please contact with TAX PREP HELP in the subject line.  Volunteers are needed statewide.


All of our volunteer leadership positions are selected by an application and interview process and will be open until filled.

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