AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service, is seeking Cape and Islands volunteers to be part of tax assistance and preparation and to become leadership coordinators. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome; you do not have to be an AARP member or a retiree to volunteer.
Volunteers receive free tax training and are reimbursed on a limited basis for qualified program-related expenses. They help taxpayers on a one-on-one basis at tax sites. It is a great way to learn new skills and be involved in your community.
Leadership positions coordinate program delivery by volunteers at site at the local, state or regional level or manage specific program activities such as technology, training, administration or communication. Although tax training and certification is encouraged, it is not required for many leadership positions.
You can be part of the team by calling 1-888-227-76690 or logging onto aarp.org/taxaide. Local information is available by contacting Robert Bownes at 508-428-9066.
A series of five-day training sessions, held at four different locations throughout the state, will start about the third week of October and run through the second week of November.