December 1, 2021
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide needs compassionate and friendly volunteers for the upcoming tax season.
Many volunteer roles don’t involve preparing taxes. Opportunities are available at local sites, including the Nashua Public Library. Some virtual assignments are also available.
What is AARP Foundation Tax-Aide?
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free help to anyone, free of charge. The program is especially focused on low or moderate income taxpayers ages 50 and older who cannot afford paid tax preparation.
Training, virtual options available
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides training and support to help volunteers learn new skills. Volunteers get a great feeling from helping those in need.
This year AARP will offer no-contact or entirely virtual tax services and possibly the option of meeting in person with volunteers and taxpayers. There will be options for volunteers whatever their situations permit.
- Tax preparers/counselors work with taxpayers directly by filling out tax returns. If you have no previous experience, you’ll get the training you need and will also receive IRS certification.
- Client facilitators welcome taxpayers, assist with coordination of taxpayers, help organize their paperwork, and manage the overall flow of service. Managing taxpayer appointments from the comfort of your home is also an option.
- Technology coordinators assist with site equipment, website development, network and Wi-Fi setups, appointment scheduling, and database set-up.
- Sophisticated WebEx users share their talents with the leadership team of NH Tax-Aide.
- Communication coordinators recruit volunteers.
- Administrative coordinators assist with record-keeping.
- Instructors teach volunteers tax law, software, or administrative policies and procedures.
- Bilingual speakers work in all roles, interpreting for volunteers and taxpayers.