AARP Community Connections Program to Help Those Affected by COVID-19, Provide Volunteer Opportunities

March 26, 2020

AARP announced its new Community Connections online platform that will help those affected by COVID-19, and also connect you to volunteer opportunities to lend a hand to others in your community.

For those in need:
AARP Community Connections includes multiple resources to help those who are feeling isolated, depressed, overwhelmed or anxious. Users are able to:

•    Request a call from an AARP volunteer, or a trained counselor;
•    Easily create an account with Savo to make connecting with their families easier;
•    Join “The Mighty,” a safe, supportive online community for people facing health challenges and their caregivers.

Volunteer Opportunities:
Community Connections users can find local volunteer groups to help pick up groceries, provide financial assistance or lend emotional support to neighbors, friends and loved ones. Across the country, these informal online groups—also called “mutual aid” groups—help communities stay connected at a time when people must practice social distancing to stay safe.

AARP Community Connections is live and completely free to use, and AARP membership is not required.  For more information, visit