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Help Older Adults in Your Community With Taxes

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers help older adults keep more of the money they’ve earned.

Every tax season, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers serve their communities by helping their neighbors complete and file their tax returns. Since 1968, Tax-Aide has helped over 78 million taxpayers. In 2023, over 26,000 volunteers helped AARP Foundation Tax-Aide secure more than $1.1 billion in federal and state refunds for 1.5 million people. 

As an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteer, you’ll receive training and support, learn new skills, and connect with people in your community while helping others. We're looking for volunteers for a variety of roles. You can have fun and feel good knowing you're making a positive impact with a team of volunteers. 

Volunteer for Tax-Aide Today

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Chuck Raeder, an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteer, can’t say enough about his experience — the joy it gives him, and the sense of fulfillment. “For whatever you put in, you get so much more out.”

Volunteer Roles

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide service is offered nationwide at almost 3,500 locations. Whatever your skill set, there’s a role for you!

Client Facilitator 

  • Welcome taxpayers, organize their paperwork, describe the tax prep process, and manage the overall flow of service. 

Tax Counselor

  • Help taxpayers complete tax returns, find credits and deductions they’ve earned, and file for a refund. Learn how to conduct a quality review with standards set by the IRS. AARP Foundation provides training for IRS certification. 

Technology Coordinator 

  • Manage computer equipment, set up routers and network Chromebooks, ensure taxpayer data is secure, assist with software site administration, and provide technical assistance.  

Leadership and Administrative Volunteer 

  • Oversee volunteer assignments, and ensure site management and operations run smoothly.

Communications Coordinator 

  • Promote AARP Foundation Tax-Aide and recruit prospective volunteers and taxpayers in your local community.  

Bilingual Interpreter 

  • Speak a second language? We have a big demand for bilingual speakers in all roles, especially dedicated interpreters who can assist other volunteers.  

Volunteer for Tax-Aide Today

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Tax-Aide Volunteer Opportunities

As a Tax-Aide volunteer, you’ll get free training, flexible hours, and ongoing support — and the fulfillment that comes from helping your neighbors.