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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Is Looking For Volunteers

The local AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is looking for compassionate and friendly people to join our volunteer team. Many older taxpayers with low to moderate incomes miss out on credits and deductions they’ve earned because they can’t afford a tax preparation service.

With the help of people like you, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax-filing help to those who need it most. We’ll provide the training and support to help you learn new skills, and you’ll get a great feeling from helping those in need. The program is looking for individuals to volunteer in person in several roles to provide help to taxpayers. Our volunteers come from a variety of industries and span from retirees to college students.

About AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides tax preparation help for anyone free of charge. Tax-Aide volunteers help taxpayers in-person or virtually. The program has over 25,000 volunteers nationwide. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide serves millions of individuals each year. AARP membership is not required, and taxpayers of any age can take advantage of this service. Tax-Aide has helped more than 77 million people since it launched in 1968.

It’s the nation’s largest free volunteer tax program, offered in conjunction with the IRS.

Volunteers fill a variety of roles: Locally we need more counselors. Counselors work with taxpayers directly by filling out tax returns. If you have no previous experience, you’ll get the training you need and will also receive IRS certification.

Technology Coordinators manage computer equipment, ensure taxpayer data is secure, and provide technical assistance to volunteers.

Leadership and Administrative volunteers make sure program operations run smoothly, manage volunteers, and maintain quality control.

Communications Coordinators promote the program to prospective volunteers and taxpayers. Speak a second language? We have a big demand for bilingual speakers in all roles, especially dedicated interpreters who can assist other volunteers.

To volunteer go to or call 1-888-AARP-NOW (1-888-227-7669). If you have questions and want to talk to someone locally, call 903-485-4151 or 903-885-8932.

— Submitted by Mary Lou Foster, Local Coordinator

Author: KSST Contributor

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