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Council on Aging Department

Posted on: December 8, 2021

Volunteer Opportunities and Senior Tax Work Off

Volunteer

The Shrewsbury Council on Aging is in need of volunteers!

There is an immediate need for receptionists on Monday mornings and afternoons, Wednesday afternoons, and Friday mornings. Responsibilities include answering phones, taking ride requests for our transportation program, and other office related activities. Morning shifts are 8-12 and afternoons are 12-4. Are you interested in volunteering but want to know more about the position? Come sit and observe for an hour and talk with our current receptionists!

Be on the lookout for our Senior Tax Work Off Program opportunities in 2022! Eligible seniors and Veterans can receive a $970 credit on their property taxes by volunteering at the Town Hall between March 1st and October 31st. Seniors and Veterans must meet eligibility requirements to participate. Tax work off opportunities will be posted online and in the Senior Center in January.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Age 60 or older or Veteran as of July 1 of the year in which the application is made
  • Resident of Shrewsbury for at least 5 years
  • Own and occupy the property for which Shrewsbury taxes are paid
  • Be current with tax payments
  • Complete a CORI check and town mandated physical if necessary
  • Subject to random drug and alcohol testing
  • Town employees are not eligible
  • Veteran eligibility by proof of DD214

Income Limits are:

  • $57,000- single person
  • $72,000- head of household
  • $86,000- married couple filing a joint return

For more information please call Christine at 508-841-8758 or reach her by email at cmoriarty@shrewsburyma.gov.

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