AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking for compassionate and friendly people to join its volunteer team. Many senior taxpayers with low or moderate incomes miss out on credits and deductions because they cannot afford a tax preparation service.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax-filing help to those who need it most.
No tax experience is needed to volunteer. You'll meet with taxpayers, interview them about their tax situation, do the necessary data entry, have an experienced volunteer review the return, explain the results and submit the return for e-filing.
Free training starts in December and generally runs about 40 hours - three to four hours weekly - through January. Training consists of a combination of in-person and online meetings and mentorship. A self-study option is also available for more experienced tax preparers.
AARP seeks volunteers from a variety of ages and backgrounds. Apply here by November 21 for this year's tax season, or call 1-888-227-7669.