AARP AARP States Tennessee Volunteering

Volunteer With AARP Tennessee

AARP volunteers food bank - showing diversity close-up

Are you looking for a fulfilling volunteer experience? If you want to put your skills to work as a volunteer, making an impact in your community, check out the opportunities we have to offer at AARP!

From making communities more livable for people of all ages, fighting back against fraud and scams or helping to create a healthier Tennessee, we've got lots of opportunities to make a difference in the lives of people 50+ and their families.


State President - AARP Tennessee
In partnership with the State Director and in collaboration with other appropriate volunteers and staff, the State President positions AARP in the state to achieve the AARP vision, mission, and strategic priorities.

  • Serves as the principal AARP volunteer spokesperson in the state, communicating AARP messages statewide.
  • Maintains a positive working relationship and partnership with the State Director.
  • In partnership with the State Director and the Executive Council, develops the framework for state strategic planning and coordination of AARP activities.
  • Develops a strong working knowledge of the state demographics, organizational structures, political environment and key players.
  • In partnership with the State Director builds networks and community partnerships across the state with other organizations and key decision makers to further AARP goals.

Resume required. Some travel required. Leaders are expected to be willing to use technology and must have email & internet access.

Healthy Living Volunteer Leader
The Healthy Living Volunteer Leader serves as the subject matter expert working with communities and AARP partners. This includes a focus on healthy eating, fitness and brain health.

  • Understands the connection between healthy lifestyle choices and the effect on brain health, heart health and overall well-being and is able to communicate that information to community leaders.
  • Works with the division lead and state office staff to identify potential opportunities for AARP participation and integrate healthy living messages/ resources into AARP’s support of community events.
  • Identify influential community partners in order to expand reach of health-related programs.

Resume required. Some travel required. Leaders are expected to be willing to use technology and must have email & internet access.

Age-Friendly Volunteer Leader
The Age-Friendly Volunteer Leader serves as a subject matter expert working with the state lead and communities in the AFCN and those interested in joining the network.

  • Understands the process for joining the AFCN and community commitments once a community is a member and be able to communicate that information to community leaders and partners.
  • Works with the division lead and state office staff to identify potential communities for inclusion in the network. With the goal of developing annually a list of communities to approach and cultivate for future AFCN membership.
  • Identify partners/ community influencers to engage collaboratively in livability initiatives, primarily transportation & universal design.

Resume required. Some travel required. Leaders are expected to be willing to use technology and must have email & internet access.

Volunteer Leader - Jackson
AARP is looking for volunteers to help lead our work in Jackson and the immediate surrounding areas. This role serves as a subject matter expert, working with community to support AARP priority areas like fraud prevention, livable communities and health security. Main focus areas include increasing community transportation options, affordable housing and social inclusion.

  • Work closely with elected officials, and develop partnerships with key influencers and organizations.
  • Plan and support activities that promote healthy behaviors and fraud prevention.
  • Serve with AARP staff and other volunteers to share ideas, and make a positive impact on the lives of people 50+.

Resume required. Some travel required. Leaders are expected to be willing to use technology and must have email & internet access.

Advocacy Volunteer - Congressional District Lead

We are looking for someone who would enjoy serving as an advocate for AARP policy issues in support of people 50+. There are currently two positions open: District 4.

  • Must live in either TN Congressional District 4 (Rep. Scott DesJarlais)
  • Able to network and build relationships with assigned member of Congress and their staff.
  • Support AARP policy agenda at the direction of AARP TN Associate State Director, Advocacy and CDL Lead Volunteer.
  • Tasks include emails, phone calls and in-person meetings with member of Congress.

Must have email and internet access.


AARP Tennessee State Office Volunteer
We're seeking a volunteer who is willing and able to come into the state office (downtown Nashville) to perform administrative work in support of AARP Tennessee.

  • Able to work one day per week (preferably Thursday but day is negotiable) from 10:30 – 4:00.
  • Have computer experience; especially Word, Excel helpful, and knowledge of office equipment; i.e., copier and postage machine.
  • Work without constant supervision and complete tasks in timely manner.

Familiarity with Microsoft Office software is helpful. General training provided.
Please send inquiries to


AARP Foundation Tax Aide
We're looking for compassionate and friendly individuals to provide assistance to all taxpayers, especially those 50 and older who can't afford a tax preparation service. Experience isn’t necessary- we provide training and IRS certification on the latest tax law, forms and software. Roles include:

  • Client Facilitators: welcome taxpayers, help organize their paperwork and manage overall flow of service.
  • Tax Counselors: work with taxpayers directly, filling out tax returns and helping them find the deductions and credits they’ve earned.
  • Technology Coordinators: manage computer equipment, ensure taxpayer data is secure, and provide technical assistant to volunteers at multiple sites. Leadership and Administrative volunteers: make sure program operations run smoothly, manage volunteers, track site activities and maintain quality control.
  • Communications Coordinators: help promote the program to keep it going strong.

Tax preparation experience is helpful, but not necessary; training provided. Time commitment varies based on the position. Site hours vary by location.


Driver Safety Volunteer Instructor
Become a part of the safe driving solution in your community, teaching and organizing the award-winning AARP Smart Driver™ classroom course curriculum.

  • Teach Smart Driver courses in English at your assigned location.
  • Actively organize, promote, and conduct at least three AARP Smart Driver classroom courses annually.

Requirements: Strong and demonstrated experience teaching, facilitating or public speaking. Ability to empathize and work with diverse populations. Working knowledge of video technology, access to e-mail and the internet.


Not sure what you'd like to do?
Just complete our online interest form and we'll be in touch to find the perfect volunteer role for you!

Of course, if you have questions, you can always email them to the AARP Tennessee Volunteer Support Team:

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