AARP volunteers listen in during a session.

AARP Maryland volunteers listen in during a training session in Baltimore.

 

Last updated 7/22/14

If you had the chance to help a neighbor, solve a community problem or advocate for a cause you care about, would you do it?

Our members tell us that they want to make a difference, and AARP MD will showcase opportunities here for you to get connected to opportunity that make your feel great — either through AARP MD or through a community partner!

Please take a look at the volunteer opportunities in Maryland below, which are updated regularly. We hope to hear from you!

Don’t see an opportunity in your area? Or, are you interested in helping AARP Maryland in other ways? Email Christy Page at cpage@aarp.org today!

Statewide:

 

Feel Good: Volunteer With AARP Foundation Tax-Aide 
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service. And we want you to join us. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide involves more than 35,000 volunteers and serves 2.6 million taxpayers annually at nearly 6,000 sites nationwide. You’ll be helping people in your own community with a much-needed service that’s free, individualized and has no strings attached. Help people and give your mind a workout too! For more information, visit the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site.

Volunteer With AARP Driver Safety
For more than 30 years, AARP Driver Safety has helped drivers improve their driving skills and stay safe on the road. We couldn’t have done it without our volunteers.
Nationwide, some 4,000+ AARP-trained volunteers instruct, administer and promote the AARP Smart Driver Course, CarFit events and We Need to Talk seminars. AARP Driver Safety volunteers contribute to the safety and well-being of their neighbors and community. For more information, visit the AARP Driver Safety site.

Your Experience Matters.
Create The Good connects you with volunteer opportunities to share your life experiences, skills and passions in your community. Just enter your zip code and find volunteer opportunities in your community. For more, visit the Create The Good site.

 

Baltimore City/County:

AARP Experience Corps: Ongoing opportunities!

The Baltimore City AARP Experience Corps program is the largest in the nation, serving over 6800 Pre-K through 3rd grade students.  Experience Corps’ volunteer members are seniors over 50 years old that engage students in an evidence-based, one-on-one and small group model to improve reading scores and attendance.  In 2012-13, Experience Corps volunteer members served over 143,000 hours in 25 Baltimore City Title 1 schools.  For more information or to volunteer, contact Baltimore Director Bill Romani at (443) 278-9400.

Baby Boomer Expo/Senior Expo 2014

The popular Expo in Baltimore County will take place on Wednesday, October 22, 2014: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m and on Thursday, October 23, 2014:- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. The Baltimore County Department of Aging’s two-day extravaganza showcases the latest in information, resources, products and services to approximately 11,000 attendees. Volunteers are needed to staff the AARP MD outreach table at this event. To volunteer, contact AARP MD’s Christy Page at cpage@aarp.org.  Website: http://www.seniorexpoonline.com/

Prince George’s County:

AARP Experience Corps is coming to Prince George’s County!

Experience Corps’ volunteer members are seniors over 50 years old who engage students in an evidence-based, one-on-one and small group model to improve reading scores and attendance.  This great mentorship program will begin this fall in Prince Georges County and volunteers are needed to work with students K through 3rd grade at Langley Park- McCormick Elementary School.  For more information or to volunteer contact Elizabeth Heaps at EHeaps@aarp.org or (202) 434-6498.

Howard County:

The Howard County Office on Aging’s 16th annual 50+EXPO 

This will take place on Friday, October  17, 2014 and will feature more than 150 vendors and exhibitors of interest to older adults, families, caregivers, care providers and professionals. Do you want to spend a fun day experiencing new things? Volunteers are needed to staff the AARP MD outreach table at this event.

Date: Friday, October 17, 2014 from 9 am to 4 pm

Location: Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia, MD

If you are interested in volunteering, or want more information, please contact Outreach Director Christy Page at cpage@aarp.org.

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