Whether you have just a little time to give or a lot, our Advocacy and Outreach volunteer opportunities present many ways for you to give back to your community.
Make your voice heard at the State House and in Washington, DC, by helping advance our work on legislation and policy that directly impacts residents 50+ in Massachusetts.
At the State House, AARP is a strong advocate for Massachusetts families on key issues, including improving health care access, quality, and affordability; long term services and supports; home and community-based care; financial security; and family caregiving.
As an AARP Advocacy volunteer you’ll contact your state and federal elected officials about key legislation impacting Bay State residents, either in person or by phone, or via email as an AARP e-advocate. You will also help coordinate AARP advocacy activities in your community or congressional district, and educate voters on where candidates running for state and federal office stand on issues important to people age 50 and older.
Join us and our effort to protect today’s 50+ residents and future generations’ health care and financial security. For more information on joining the AARP Massachusetts Advocacy Volunteer Team, call Leslie Siphers at 617-305-0564 or email her at email@example.com.
AARP Massachusetts is in the community, bringing a variety of informative, fun, and educational programming and events to state residents 50+. Consider volunteering in any of the program areas below; no experience necessary—just a willingness to join us and help others!
Help build AARP MA’s presence in the community by helping staff AARP tables at local events, where you’ll distribute materials on health, financial security, caregiving, and more, to help people live their best lives. Visit www.aarp.org/ma to see how AARP Massachusetts is involved at the community level throughout the state.
Our Outreach programs requiring volunteers are listed below. For more information on joining the AARP Massachusetts Outreach Volunteer Team, call Lisa Masters at 1-866-448-3621 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AARP Driver Safety
Become a local instructor for the 4-hour Smart Driver course offered by AARP. This refresher course reminds people of the rules of the road and provides tips for safe driving. To learn more go to www.aarp.org/drive.
AARP Experience Corps/Generations Incorporated
Become an AARP Experience Corps volunteer with Generations Incorporated, our Experience Corps affiliate in Massachusetts. Help mentor a child attending one of 16 public schools or after-school programs in Boston and Revere. With your time and guidance, a child has the chance to improve his or her literacy skills. www.generationsinc.org.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program
The nation’s largest, free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, serves low- and middle-income taxpayers with special attention to those age 60 and older. Volunteers all receive training from the IRS, with training sessions conducted each fall. No prior experience is necessary. The season begins each year in February. Learn more at www.aarp.org/taxaide.
AARP Fraud Watch Network
Give presentations about the AARP Fraud Watch Network, with information about identity theft, investment fraud, and the latest scams, especially those being perpetrated against seniors. Learn more about the Fraud Watch Network and sign up for Watchdog Alerts via email at www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork. To inquire about volunteering, call 1-866-448-3621 or email Kara Cohen at email@example.com.
Present the AARP HomeFit Workshop to groups around the state. HomeFit Workshops, which are overseen by the AARP Livable Communities initiative, provide education to participants on what type of home modifications are needed to help them stay in their home safely as they age. Educate participants on home updates that can make it easier for them to go about their daily activities while staying comfortable, independent, and injury-free in their home. To learn more about volunteering, call 1-866-448-3621, email Kara Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.aarp.org/homefit.
Be a part of the Life Reimagined presentation team. The goal of Life Reimagined is to turn people’s goals and dreams into real possibilities through online and in-person programs. For more information, call Lisa Masters at 1-866-448-3621, email her at email@example.com, or visit www.lifereimagined.org.
Massachusetts Money Management Program
Help people balance their checkbooks and pay their bills on time so they can live in their own homes and maintain their independence all while on a limited budget. Meet once or twice a month with the person you are assigned to help. For more information, call 1-866-448-3621 or email Kara Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work to combat hunger by connecting more eligible individuals with SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) nutrition assistance benefits and dispel common myths and barriers. Volunteers will assist clients with the paper SNAP applications . during monthly events. Volunteers will be trained on how to pre-screen clients for potential eligibility, complete the application, and determine proper supporting documentation. Volunteer by calling 1-866-448-3621 or email Kara Cohen at email@example.com. Learn more about SNAP by reading our SNAP Primer: What is the Benefit?
Join our large and growing communities on Facebook and Twitter and become an active contributor to online discussions about issues that matter to people as they age. Social media volunteers help us monitor our Facebook page and our Twitter feed, and increase engagement by liking/favoriting, and sharing/RTing our content. First step is to “Like” our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/aarpma and “Follow” us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/aarpma. Then, learn more about AARPMA Social Media and contact us at 1-866-448-3621 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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