We have been serving our community for over 50 years with our three signature programs - Volunteer Placement, Tax Assistance Program, and Medicare SHIP Counseling. These programs are all lead by trained volunteers and we're always looking for more volunteers to help us! Learn more below.
Tax Assistance Program | 970-896-6210
Volunteers prepare and e-file Federal and State Income taxes free of charge for seniors, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those earning less than $60,000. Our volunteers prepare simple taxes. They do not prepare taxes for small business owners, or taxes that involve rental properties, or complex capitol gains/losses. Tax sites are located throughout Garfield and Pitkin counties and are open February through April 15. Please call 970-896-6210 to schedule an appointment beginning January 29. Appointments fill quickly so please do not wait until April as we may not have any appointments available.
Medicare/SHIP Counseling | 970-896-6210
Our SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) volunteers help Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers navigate the complexity of the health care system. This free service helps seniors understand their medical bills, identify gaps in coverage, evaluate who is eligible for extra help, and assist with enrollment. Beneficiaries who are confused about Medicare receive answers to their questions regarding their Medicare and other health insurance needs. Each year we help aproximately 350 clients with their Medicare needs.