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Bill Kessler is an AARP Experience Corp volunteer through United Way California Capital Region. After volunteering with the group for two years, he has been recognized as the first Volunteer of the Month.  He grins, eyes lighting up, excited to begin, and he warns me that once he starts, he just can’t stop.  While he had a full head of silver hair, something about him reminds of a kid that was about to make a new friend on the playground.

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See if you qualify for valuable state and federal tax credits by using one of these two FREE tax return filing services before Tuesday, April 17, this year’s tax filing deadline.

  1. In person at a Sacramento area tax preparation site (if your household income was $54K or less in 2017). See tax preparation site locations and dates listed below.
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Learn more about the AARP Experience Corps Program

Learn more about the AARP Experience Corps Program
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Learn about becoming a volunteer literacy tutor and see how you can help kids succeed in school. We are looking for volunteers age 50+ to help local schools turn their struggling students into successful, confident readers. With approximately 2 days per week, 2-3 hours per day, you can make a lasting impact in a child’s life. 

To learn more about how you can get involved in the Experience Corps program, click here.

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