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AARP Livable Communities

In a livable community, people of all ages can … go for a walk, cross the streets, ride a bike, get around without a car, live safely and comfortably, work or volunteer, enjoy public places, socialize, spend time outdoors, be entertained, go shopping, buy healthy food, find the services they need — and make their city, town or neighborhood a lifelong home.

AARP promotes local change to build communities where people of all ages can thrive. Through AARP state offices and the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, AARP is working in partnership with residents, community leaders and public officials in hundreds of towns, cities and regions nationwide. And we need you to join us.

Volunteers are taking action by:

  • Speaking with fellow residents about their interests and concerns
  • Assessing their community’s resources and needs
  • Working on community initiatives, such as volunteer-led driving, snow-shoveling and walking programs
  • Leading walkability audits and other street safety assessments
  • Helping to implement community improvement demonstrations or “pop-up” projects that build momentum for long-term change
  • Being part of a team that develops and implements a community action plan
  • Contacting and meeting with elected officials

To post an opportunity, get started here. When listing volunteer opportunities, please add AARPLivable or NAFC in the description of the posting to ensure that it shows up in the search feature on this page.