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Volunteer With AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

Volunteer With AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

Help people in your community get much-needed tax breaks and refunds

Now more than ever, older adults living on a limited income need help getting tax breaks. As a Tax-Aide volunteer, you can help your neighbors in need get money back, making a big difference in a short amount of time.

These days, more people can’t afford to pay for professional tax preparation — and often miss out on much-needed tax breaks and refunds. Since 1968, Tax-Aide has helped over 75 million taxpayers with low to moderate income file their returns.

You don’t have to be a tax pro to volunteer with us — there are many ways to get involved and connect with people in your community. Best of all, giving back with your new friends at Tax-Aide is rewarding and the camaraderie and support makes volunteering fun.

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I enjoy helping people from my community who find it hard to get their taxes done. They are extremely grateful for the help.


Interested in Becoming a Tax-Aide Volunteer?

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Caring Community

You and your fellow volunteers can help those in need as you build communities that care.

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Flexible Opportunities

Volunteer in-person at one of our sites or go remote with virtual opportunities.

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Training & Guidance

We provide you with training — based on the role you select — and you’ll receive ongoing support.

Give Back to Your Community

Help your neighbors in need get the credits and deductions they deserve. Whatever your skill set, there’s a role for you.

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Whatever Your Skill Set, There’s a Role for You!

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-based free tax assistance and preparation service, offering tax help to anyone – AARP members and non-members alike. In 2023, 26,163 volunteers helped AARP Foundation Tax-Aide secure more than $885 million in federal refunds for 1.5 million people in need.

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Enjoy working with numbers?

Be a Tax Counselor.

Help taxpayers complete tax returns, find credits and deductions they’ve earned, and seek a refund. Learn how to conduct a quality review and quality standards set by the IRS.

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Love working with people?

Be a Client Facilitator.

Welcome taxpayers, organize their paperwork, and manage the overall flow of service.

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Skilled in digital technology?

Be a Technology Coordinator.

Manage computer equipment, set-up routers and network Chromebooks, assist with software site administration, and provide technical assistance.

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Comfortable with tax preparation and working remotely?

Be a Virtual Volunteer.

Safely help taxpayers complete their returns online using Google Suite products.

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Have a knack for leadership and organization?

Be a Local District Coordinator Leader.

Oversee volunteer assignments, and site management and operations to run smoothly.

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Speak a second language?

Be a Translator.

We need bilingual speakers in all roles, and dedicated interpreters who can assist other volunteers.

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Enjoy teaching/educating others?

Be an Instructor Volunteer.

Provide instructor training to others.

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Good at getting the word out?

Be a Communications Outreach Coordinator.

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

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