AARP volunteers needed to help with tax preparation program

BRATTLEBORO — AARP Foundation has kicked off volunteer recruitment for its Tax-Aide program, the nation's largest volunteer-based tax preparation service.

In addition to tax preparers, whom the program will train, Tax-Aide needs people who can provide technical and communications assistance, interpreters, and program leaders.

Volunteers come from a variety of industries and range from retirees to university students. All levels and types of experience are welcome, and they may sign up to assist taxpayers either in person or virtually.

Tax-Aide offers free in-person and online tax preparation and assistance nationwide to taxpayers with low to moderate income.

“Because of the complexity of the U.S. tax code, many taxpayers overpay their taxes or turn to paid tax services they cannot afford,” the foundation said in a news release.

“Some may forgo filing their taxes and miss out on the credits and deductions they've earned because they are unable to pay for assistance. Tax-Aide volunteers can help by providing necessary services in communities where there is the greatest need.”

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has served more than 68 million taxpayers since its inception in 1968.

To learn about volunteer opportunities, visit or call 888-687-2277.

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