AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, is looking for volunteers to help with the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide is a program that helps low- to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to make a difference in your community, sign up to volunteer.
No previous experience is required and you don’t have to be an AARP member to volunteer. The IRS provides free tax law training and materials that allow volunteers to prepare basic individual income tax returns. Volunteers generally serve an average of four hours per week from mid-January through April 15.
Review the volunteer descriptions below to determine which position might be right for you. Volunteers that can speak a second language are urgently needed.
Tax volunteers receive free tax training in December and January. Once trained, they work a few hours a week from late January through mid-April, interacting with clients by filling out tax returns. Even if you don’t have accounting or tax preparation experience, becoming a tax volunteer may be right for you if you enjoy working with computers and have a knack for numbers.
Client Facilitators make sure the clients have all the necessary paperwork before meeting with a tax volunteer and manage the flow of clients being served.
Technology coordinators manage computer equipment, work to ensure taxpayer data security or provide technical assistance to volunteers at multiple sites on technology issues.
Leadership & Administrative
Leadership and administrative positions at the local and district levels manage volunteers, make sure program operations run smoothly, track volunteer assignments and site activities along with ensuring adherence to the program’s processes.
An application form is available online at: http://www.aarp.org/applications/Volunteer_with_AARP_Tax_Aide/aboutYou.action?promo=TAXAIDE.