2013-11-15 / Community

Volunteers needed

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Teams in Cumberland and York counties need volunteers to help residents with the preparation of both their federal and state of Maine income tax returns and to help them find credits and/or deductions. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. Volunteers do not need to be retired or AARP members.

In addition to tax preparation, many other volunteer opportunities are available. They include greeting taxpayers as they arrive at tax preparation sites, scheduling appointments, assisting with installation of software, trouble-shooting computer and printer problems, assisting with publicity or assuming one of several leadership roles.

Volunteers who prepare tax returns receive free training, usually in January, in both federal and state of Maine tax law as well as in the use of tax software. No prior experience in tax preparation is required, but familiarity with computers is a necessity. To learn more about the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program and to sign up as a volunteer, visit www.aarp.org/taxaide or contact Prospect Volunteer Coordinator, Joan Jagolinzer at jagolinzer@gwi.net.

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