The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to those who need it most, older, low-income taxpayers who often miss out on credits and deductions they have earned.
Volunteers are needed by the Foundation to help those next year who need help in filling out their tax forms.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and continued support.
There are a variety of roles for individuals at every level of experience who want to make a difference in someone else’s life.
Volunteer tax preparers complete tax preparation training and IRS certification prior to working with taxpayers.
“There is also a need for grassroots leadership, on site greeters, those who can provide technical help and interpreters who can provide language assistance. We’re looking for compassionate and friendly individuals to join our team of local volunteers for the upcoming tax season,” said volunteer preparer Gail Jackson. “Our current volunteers tell us you’ll not only learn new skills but also get that great feeling from helping someone else.”
If you are interested in making a difference in people’s lives, apply online at http//www. aarpfoundation.org/ taxaidevolunteer (must have an email address). Your application will be assigned to a leader volunteer for follow up and your information will be entered into the AARP Tax-Aide Portal. Once information is established in the Portal the tax volunteer adventure begins.