AARP needs Tax-Aide volunteers |

AARP needs Tax-Aide volunteers

Staff reports

Become an AARP Tax-Aide volunteer. Helping people feels good. And that’s what we’re all about, “People Helping People,” said Vera Gesselman of the AARP.

AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest, free, volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service, is looking for volunteers to help taxpayers complete their year 2000 tax returns during next year’s tax season. This is a free community service program sponsored by AARP and administered by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service.

Volunteers are specially trained by the IRS and asked to give a minimum commitment of 40 hours over the 10-week season. Individuals of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels are encouraged to apply.

“If you are computer-literate, there are several sites quipped with computers, and we are training volunteers to help expand our electronic filing service,” said Gesselman.

AARP membership is not required to be a volunteer with this program and out-of-pocket program-related expenses are reimbursed, she said.

Interested people may call Betty Burton at 267-2322, Gesselman

at 265-1093 or e-mail for more information.