So, you're interested in volunteering and adding some community service to your busy schedule?
Good for you! You'll be helping countless others age 50+ in the state by volunteering with us at AARP New Hampshire!
You don’t need to have specific skills, or even lots of time. At AARP New Hampshire, we have a wide range of volunteer opportunities – and they all have one thing in common: making a difference.
In New Hampshire, thousands of AARP members are engaged as volunteers with AARP community service programs, and thousands more help advance issues and make their voices heard through email-advocacy ("e-advocacy").
Want to help others but not sure what you can do? Check out just a few of the opportunities we've got here in the Granite State:
What's your "What's Next? moment? Attend a Life Reimagined Checkup and see the "real possibilities" that exist for you. Our popular and powerful Life Reimagined program needs volunteers like you to help guide others through simple, insightful exercises, personalized content, and access to coaching designed to empower all 50+ to make a plan to reach their goals through simple, everyday steps.
Help make New Hampshire roads safer.
Taught and administered by volunteers, AARP Driver Safety has helped millions of drivers remain safe on the road.
- Update drivers on the rules of the road by teaching a classroom refresher course.
- Become a volunteer leader for the program in your community.
Assist low- and middle-income residents with their taxes.
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.
- Help New Hampshire residents prepare their annual tax returns.
- Volunteer as a counselor or serve in a leadership role.
Help advance our work on legislation and policy that directly impacts residents 50+ in New Hampshire. Each year, AARP New Hampshire selects legislative priorities that are consistent with the policies adopted by AARP’s national Board of Directors. At the State House, AARP is a strong advocate for New Hampshire families on key issues, including improving health care access, quality, and affordability; long term services and supports; and economic security.
Contact your state and federal elected officials about key legislation impacting Granite State residents, either in person, by phone, or by email as an AARP e-advocate.
- Coordinate AARP advocacy activities in your community or congressional district.
- Educate voters on where candidates running for state and federal office stand on issues important to people age 50 and older.
- Join our effort to protect today’s seniors and future generations’ health care and financial security.
CAPITAL CITY TASK FORCE
Join other volunteer activists from across the state to work on a variety of legislative issues that affect an aging population by becoming a member of our Capital City Task Force (CCTF).
During each legislative session in Concord, CCTF members meet monthly to discuss issues of importance and monitor state legislation. Working in collaboration with AARP New Hampshire staff, CCTF members may do one or more of the following: attend hearings, monitor legislation, talk with elected representatives, craft letters to the editor for various newspapers, and testify at legislative hearings. Top legislative issues include affordable health care; livable communities; choices in long-term care; caregiving; housing; and financial security. An example of the CCTF's work: In 2015, CCTF successfully lobbied against large cuts to Meals on Wheels and ServiceLink!
To learn more, email us!
FRAUD WATCH NETWORK
Sign up for free "Watchdog Alerts!"
The AARP Fraud Watch Network offers education and resources for the prevention of online "cyber"scams; mail fraud; ID theft; and scams involving Social Security and Medicare. Trained volunteer leaders run local workshops and help staff other Fraud Watch-related events. Each workshop features a panel of law-enforcement and public safety experts selected by AARPNH. This is a hands-on and terrific program for volunteers, and helps inform NH residents 50+ about staying safe from con artists and criminals. The AARP Fraud Watch Network is free and available for everyone.
CREATE THE GOOD
Create The Good
AARP launched Create The Good to connect people with opportunities for service, in whatever way works for them. While many want to assist others, often they are caring for children and/or parents while holding down full-time jobs – or even working into retirement years. Create The Good expands on traditional ways to volunteer by exploring time-flexible options linked to a wide variety of topics and issues.
- 5 minutes? 5 hours? Every day, you can find ways to serve your community that fit your life and interests.
- Simple, fun ideas. If you like to do things on your own time, these how-to videos and guides are for you. Subjects range from pedestrian safety to emergency preparedness.
- Making good even better. Looking for volunteers? Post your opportunities online.
AARPNH ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Help us out on Social Media.
At AARP New Hampshire we're very active on social media, specifically Facebook and Twitter. Join us on social media by liking and sharing our Facebook posts, and faving and retweeting our Twitter tweets! We'll also occasionally send an email to alert you when we've posted breaking news.
Again, congratulations that you're considering volunteering! We're certain that you'll find that giving back – to your loved ones, to your community, and to society at large – will be one of the most worthwhile endeavors you'll ever make. To find out more about the many volunteer opportunities available with AARP New Hampshire, email us at email@example.com or call us at 1-866-542-8168 (toll free).