Volunteer Opportunities

Tax aides are needed for the AARP tax aide program in Northern Cook and Northern DuPage counties. Aides work directly with taxpayers, filling out tax returns and helping seek a refund. This service is provided for moderate and low-income tax payers with special attention given to those age 60 and older. Both federal and state returns are prepared including 1040 with Schedules A, B, D, C within limited expenses, 1099, Schedule K-1, Health Savings Accounts and other forms. Complicated and complex returns are not accommodated.
Six days of training on the latest forms and software is required. Training dates are Jan. 2, 4, 5, 8, 10 and 12 at the Harper College Campus at 1375 Wolf Rd., Prospect Heights. Some on-line training is available if you cannot attend all six days of training. You must pass a test at the conclusion of training. Volunteers will be scheduled one day per week from Feb. 1 through April 15. Volunteers staff nine Cook County sites: Arlington Heights Senior Center, Arlington Heights Library, Alcott Park District Center, Wheeling Township Hall, Des Plaines Frisbee Senior Center, Des Plaines Library, Elk Grove Senior Center, Mt. Prospect Village Hall and Palatine Senior Center.DuPage sites are at the Bloomingdale Senior Center and the Glendale Heights Senior Center.

Gardeners are needed for the Aeroponics garden at the Hanover Township Senior Center, 240 S. Route 59 in Bartlett. The volunteer will plant, water and tend the garden working with program coordinator Devora Murillo

Volunteers are needed to drive seniors to medical appointments through Escorted Transportation Services/NW. Volunteers must have excellent driving skills; drivers are scheduled around their available time. Drivers are especially needed in Schaumburg, Des Plaines, Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove and Wheeling.

Volunteers needed to translate English documents to Spanish for the Children’s Advocacy Center. The appearance of the Spanish document needs to mirror the appearance of the document in English.

Contact RSVP at rsvp@handsonsuburbanchicago.org for any of the above. Holiday opportunities will be featured on the RSVP website beginning around the second week in Novemberat www.handsonsuburbanchicago.org

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