Senior Tax Work-Off Program
The Senior Citizen Tax Work-Off Program is open to senior citizens (60 years of age and older) who own property in an pay real estate taxes to the Town of Shrewsbury. The program participant’s name must appear on the property deed. Participants must complete a minimum of 68.2 hours of service in the program year, which runs from March 1st to October 31st.
A $750 property tax credit will be applied to the participant’s real estate tax bill in the following fiscal year, not current year’s property tax bill.
Senior Tax Work-Off Positions Available
Department Public Works
Customer Service Representative- The Town of Shrewsbury seeks a friendly and organized senior to join the Public Works team as a Customer Service Representative. This senior is responsible for customer service for the department, providing information and assistance to contractors, developers, lawyers, and residents in person, through e-mail, and by telephone. The Customer Service Representative will maintain record of customer interaction, transactions, comments, and complaints by logging the information into a Customer Relation Management system and passing along the information to the appropriate parties.
Council on Aging
Bilingual Assistant- assist with translating many of our resources, flyers, newsletters and other material into other languages to better reach our local seniors.
Program Coordinator- assist in researching and contacting potential certified instructors and entertainers to provide entertainment, intercommunication, exercise, and relaxation to all Senior Center participants.
Grant Writer- assist with searching for, researching and writing grant proposals for the Shrewsbury Council on Aging. The Grant Writer will write coherent, organized and compelling proposals to increase Shrewsbury Council on Aging funding sources.
Social Distance Monitor/Crowd Control Volunteer- Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the Shrewsbury Council on Aging needs help with social distance monitoring at the Senior Center. Your help will ensure seniors can participate in social engagements and activities while remaining safe and socially distant.
We are looking for volunteers to be present inside the Senior Center and around our outdoor seating areas. Volunteers will wear badges provided by the COA. Volunteers will be stationed at the front entrance of the Senior Center and/or asked to walk the property keeping 6’ of distance at all times from themselves, staff, vendors and the public.
Volunteers are needed to observe Center patrons, give reminders to keep social distance, and advise the Council on Aging staff of any clusters/groups forming which require attention.
Tasks may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Verbally enforcing social distance requirements and wearing facial coverings
- Limiting groups from congregating at the Center unless part of a class or activity
- Informing the Council on Aging staff of unsafe situations requiring immediate attention