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AARP AARP States Iowa Volunteering

Volunteer with AARP Iowa

Are you interested in making an impact in the lives of older adults? AARP has a local presence in Iowa to help people age 50+ to amplify their voice, share resources, and support each other where they live. From practical resources like brain health and fraud prevention presentations to community activities and fun events, AARP Iowa is here to help empower older adults to choose how they live as they age.

AARP Iowa has more than 300 volunteers across the state engaged directly in activities like state and local advocacy, educational programming, and fun activities that build social connections. Some examples of volunteer positions are below:


Advocacy Team - Volunteers partner with staff on advocacy efforts related to federal, state and local issues. Activities include contacting or meeting with lawmakers about key issues, attending events at the Capitol during session, writing letters to the editor, and sharing personal experiences to help others understand the importance of a specific issue.


CARE Team - Community Action, Resources & Education volunteers help with community events and develop fun, educational opportunities for Iowans to learn and engage.


Fraud Watch Team - Volunteers lead programs across the state to educate Iowans on the latest tactics to avoid scams and fraud.

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Driver Safety Program - Volunteers lead AARP Smart Driver Courses to help keep older Iowans safe on the road.


Tax-Aide Program - This free public service is the nation's largest volunteer tax preparation service. No matter your skill set, there are ways to help. Roles include counselors who prepare and file returns as well as administrative and technology coordinators.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities with AARP Iowa, please fill out this brief AARP Iowa Volunteer Interest Form. When you join our volunteer team, we’ll provide all of the training and support you need to make a difference, make new connections, and have fun at the same time.

Contact information and more from your state office. Learn what we are doing to champion social change and help you live your best life.