Saturday January 19, 2013

In Bellows Falls and BrattleboroŠ

AARP NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: For the past six years, AARP Tax-Aide volunteers in Bellows Falls and Brattleboro have helped residents prepare their Federal and State tax returns. New volunteers are being recruited for the coming tax season. People are needed to work in Bellows Falls at the Senior Center or Rockingham Library as well as at positions in Brattleboro.

It is not necessary to be an AARP member nor a retiree. Experience doing basic tax returns and familiarity with computers are both helpful. Training is provided and ongoing support is offered at each site.

Anyone who has four hours per week between Feb. 1 and April 15, can be provided with the skills necessary to assist people with their taxes and the opportunity to give back to the community. Last year over 130 volunteers helped more than 5,000 Vermont taxpayers across the state. This year the need will be even greater.

For more information about becoming an AARP Tax-Aide volunteer, e-mail jeancornish @svcable.net or call Cornish at 802-365-7222.

In Brattleboro...

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Overnight volunteers are needed for the Winter Overflow Shelter at the First Baptist Church at 190 Main St. The hours of the shifts are 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. or 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. Contact the Drop In Center at overflow.