Volunteers are being sought to help seniors and others with preparation of their 2010 tax returns.

AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest, free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service is looking for volunteers for tax counseling and/or leadership positions.

Each year from Feb. 1 through April 15, AARP Tax-Aide volunteers prepare federal, state and local tax returns for low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

Volunteers are trained in the preparation of electronic filing of tax returns. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome, and volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or be a retiree to volunteer or to receive assistance from AARP Tax-Aide volunteers.

In Delaware’s 2009 tax season, more than 120 volunteers at 60 sites throughout the state prepared almost 7,000 federal tax returns.

Tax-Aide tax counselor volunteers receive comprehensive training in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service. Leadership positions coordinate program delivery by volunteers at sites at the local, state, or regional level or manage specific program activities such as technology, training, administration or communication. Although tax training and certification is encouraged, it is not required for some leadership positions. Volunteers are reimbursed on a limited basis for qualified program-related expenses.

For more information, call 888-687-2277 or visit www.aarp.org/taxaide.