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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Seeking Volunteers

Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity that can put your experience and skills to good use, while helping others in your community? AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers across the state to help Connecticut taxpayers who are seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2011 tax returns.

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers receive free tax training and are reimbursed on a limited basis for qualified program-related expenses. Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or retiree to participate.

There are numerous volunteer opportunities available – from Tax-Aide Counselors to Greeters, as well as Communications and Technology Coordinators. Whether you like working with numbers, interacting with people, have a knack for computers or technology or are good at managing others, there is a volunteer opportunity that is right for you.

Last year, more than 500 AARP Tax-Aide volunteers helped over 30,000 taxpayers at 93 sites across Connecticut. They join the more than 35,000 AARP Tax-Aide volunteers across the country, helping millions of taxpayers each year. The free service is available to taxpayers with low- and moderate-incomes and gives special attention to people age 60 and older.

“Over the years, Tax-Aide volunteers have assisted thousands of people in preparing and filing their tax returns,” said Daniel Arnold, statewide coordinator for Tax-Aide in Connecticut. “We could not do it without our more than 500 volunteers annually, who make an indelible mark on the communities they help.”

Find more information on how you can join the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide team online or call our toll-free number, 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277). Deadline for application is Dec.15, 2011.

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