Make a Difference. Become an AARP Volunteer

Posted on 11/18/2013 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity to help make a positive difference in your community?  If so, AARP offers you the power to have fun and work for positive social change, while using your skills and talents. Already an AARP volunteer?  Refer a friend!  We’ve found that the best volunteers are often friends or family of existing volunteers.     

In Connecticut, more than 800 members are engaged as volunteers with AARP community service programs, and more than 100,000 help advance issues and make their voices heard through e-advocacy. No matter whether you have five minutes, five hours or five days – there are so many opportunities to get involved. You can:

  • Empower women with the information they need to plan for the future. Decide, Create, Share is designed to help women take steps today to prepare for a safe, healthy and secure tomorrow. In Connecticut, volunteers from around the state share information by speaking to groups in their community and passing on resources and information to friends, family and neighbors.
  • Fight hunger. AARP works with the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Foodshare and a number of local food pantries to connect volunteers with opportunities to make a difference by helping to fight hunger across Connecticut and in their hometowns.  
  • Make Connecticut roads safer. Taught and administered by volunteers, AARP Driver Safety has helped millions of drivers improve their skills to remain safe on the road.
  • Help low- and middle-income residents manage tax time stress. The nation’s largest, free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide serves low- and middle-income taxpayers with special attention to those age 60 and older. The AARP Foundation administers the program in cooperation with the IRS.
  • Make your voice heard in Hartford, and in Washington, DC. Join other dedicated AARP advocates in your congressional district as part of the Advocacy Legislative Council and work on legislative issues and policy that directly impacts AARP members and their families, including health care, long-term care, and retirement security.

Don’t have a lot of time? You can still make a big difference. As an AARP e-advocate, you can contact your state and federal representatives about key legislative issues by phone or email.

Learn more

To learn more about any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact Elaine Werner via email at, or call toll-free, 1-866-295-7279.