AARP Foundation seeks volunteers for its tax preparation and assistance program for low to moderate income taxpayers.

Volunteers will receive free training in both federal and state of Maine tax law as well as in the use of tax software. No prior experience in tax preparation is required, but familiarity with computers is required. Volunteers must also pass an IRS open book exam. Volunteers are asked to commit a minimum of 40 hours, or four hours per week, over the ten-week tax filing season from Feb. 1 through April 15, 2013. Volunteers do not need to be retired or AARP members. Volunteer opportunities also include greeting taxpayers as they arrive at tax preparation sites, scheduling appointments and assisting with publicity.

For more information, call Cathy Walker, Kennebec Valley district coordinator, at 549-5592, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.aarp.org/taxaide.