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If YOU'RE ALL SET TO START VOLUNTEERING WITH AARP:
Click here: https://www.aarp.org/iwant2volunteer
You can put your time, knowledge, and talent to good use with AARP in Massachusetts. Get involved with AARP in your Community. There's a volunteer role for everyone at AARP Massachusetts! Start small or be a jack of all trades. Whether you prefer virtual engagement or in-person, when you volunteer with AARP Massachusetts, it’s easy to make a difference in your community- on your terms.
As an AARP Volunteer, you will have opportunities to:
- Challenge yourself
- Be creative
- Volunteer on your time
- Volunteer your way: from home and in your community
- Benefit from high quality training and education
- Meet new people and create social connections
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES & PROGRAMS
Fraud Watch Network
With new scams popping up every day, AARP wants to help you protect your money. That’s why the AARP Fraud Watch Network equips people with up-to-date knowledge to spot and avoid scams sooner. We’re looking for volunteers like you to help. The AARP Fraud Watch Network needs people to help teach, give support, and help spread awareness.
As part of our community outreach efforts, we provide presentations on a variety of topics. Presentations are available virtually or in-person. We have volunteers throughout the state who specialize in a variety of topics and present a number of different workshops. The topics are in areas that are at the core of AARP; empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age, strengthening communities and advocating for what matters most to Americans 50-plus and their families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment .
These are the available speaking presentations:
- Essentials of Caregiving
- Making Cents of Caregiving Costs
- Social Security: Understanding Your Benefits
- Retirement Planning Strategies for Today and Tomorrow
- Protect Yourself from Fraud and Identity Theft
- The Six Pillars of Brain Health
- HomeFit Workshop: Modify Your Home for Safety and Comfort
- Decluttering and Downsizing: You Can’t Take It with You
AARP advocacy volunteers partner with staff at the state and federal levels to influence important legislative issues that promote health, enhance financial security, and support family caregivers. You can also sign up to be an E-advocate at www.aarp.org/getinvolved.
Community Outreach volunteers partner with staff to plan various community events and activities in Greater Boston and Worcester County that represent AARP’s values and mission. These volunteers connect members of their community with valuable AARP information and resources.
Livable Communities Ambassadors
This statewide volunteer team connects individuals and communities with AARP’s Livable Communities/Age-Friendly resources, facilitates workshops, and provides issue area expertise.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program
Tax aide volunteers provide tax payers, especially those who are above the age of 50 and earn low to moderate income, with tax preparation, free of charge. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest, free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service for low- and middle-income taxpayers who need help. You can find more information at www.aarp.org/taxaide
AARP Driver Safety
The AARP Driver Safety program is taught and administered by a nationwide network of AARP-trained volunteers and helps millions of drivers 50 and older stay safe on today’s roads. Driver Safety volunteers work to help drivers feel more confident and safer behind the wheel. You can find more information at www.aarp.org/drive.
With programs in Boston and Framingham, Literations pairs highly-trained volunteer literacy coaches (age 50+) with 1st-4th graders to deliver evidence-based, one-to-one literacy interventions. Students significantly improve their reading and social-emotional skills.
Go to: https://www.aarp.org/iwant2volunteer whenever you are ready to get started!