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AARP needs volunteers for tax assistance team

AARP-Tax Aide is seeking volunteers for its tax preparation team, serving low to middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older. The organization has 44 preparation sites in Pinellas County. Volunteers receive IRS-certified training and are reimbursed for expenses. The minimum commitment is four hours a week from Feb. 1 to April 15. Call Diane Hernan at 544-1754.

Children's Home Society needs mentors for kids

Children's Home Society of Florida, 2731 13th Ave. N in St. Petersburg, has received a federal grant for the MODEL Mentoring Program.

The program is designed to provide mentors for children and youth, ages 4-14, who have an incarcerated parent. The mentoring services will be provided in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties.

Mentors must be at least 21 years of age, reside in the same county as the children, complete eight hours of training per year, and commit to a one-hour meeting weekly for one year.

Activities should take place in the local community and can consist of taking a walk at the park or the beach, going to a movie, assisting with homework, going to the library, and most of all, having fun.

Call (727) 552-1482.

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