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Did you know that we have more volunteers working with AARP in Tennessee than in any state except New York?  Wow, this truly is 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 Districts 1, 3, 8 and 9.  Find your congressman and district here. To apply, send your contact information and resume or experience summary by email to Shelley at with CD LEAD in the subject line.

Tax Aide  

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 desperately needed in the Memphis area, but there are needs statewide.


Are you or someone you know a passionate, strategic thinker with the ability to motivate and inspire others?  If so, now is the time to apply, or recommend a talented friend or family member!  AARP Tennessee is accepting applications now through November 7 for State President and Executive Council members, AARP’s top volunteer positions at the state level. Visionary leaders are needed to help shape our education and advocacy efforts in Tennessee.Be a Leader:

  • Lead more than 700 AARP volunteers in Tennessee
  • Represent the concerns of more than 670,000 AARP members
  • Play a key role in achieving AARP’s vision, mission and strategic priorities in our state

Build Relationships:
The AARP State President and Executive Council members have a great opportunity to build relationships with organizations and key decision makers that will impact the lives of Tennesseans of all ages.

The ideal candidate for these positions:

  • Has a record of achievement in either community service or a professional career.
  • Has knowledge of and a passion for at least one of AARP’s priority issues.
  • Has extensive personal and professional networks.
  • Is a strong public speaker with the ability to become an organizational spokesperson.
  • Has Internet access and is proficient in Microsoft Office as well as email.

Time commitment is flexible and varies. Some travel is required, both in Tennessee and nationally. Approved travel and other expenses are reimbursed.

If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume or brief experience summary (not to exceed 1 page) to with EXECUTIVE LEADERS in the subject line. The deadline to apply is Friday, November 7.



Help with communications and event promotion in your area!  Assist us with building relationships with local media and conducting other local outreach to help tell the AARP story.  To lend a hand, send an email to Tara at with COMMUNICATIONS in the subject line.


Office volunteers support our community work around the state with various administrative and organizational projects at the AARP state office in downtown Nashville on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. If you are interested, please email us at with OFFICE VOLUNTEER 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 new course in 2014, 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

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 so we don’t lose them to another organization.  To help us with volunteer on-boarding, please email Lisa at with VOLUNTEER SUPPORT in the subject line.


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

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