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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AARP Tax Assistance Program Administrators Board of Commissioners Citizen Committees AARP trains volunteers to prepare taxes and utilizes other volunteers to assist with appointment scheduling, taxpayer check-in, document organization and tax payer interviews . An information session for interested volunteers will take place November 16, 10 a.m., at the Cabarrus County Senior Center, Concord. Those interested in volunteering should contact Rod Campany, 704-786-9899 or rcampanyusa@netscape.net. The Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners makes citizen appointments to a number of boards, committees, commissions and authorities. Those who serve make important contributions to the direction of Cabarrus County. Recent vacancies include Nursing Home, Planning and Zoning, and Adult Care. For more information, including a full list of opportunities, call 704-920-2100. Volunteers at the Senior Centers Animal shelter The Cabarrus County Senior Center Volunteer Program is looking for seniors who want to share their lifetime of skills and knowledge to increase, expand and enhance programs. Cabarrus County Animal Shelter is accepting volunteers to help at the facility off Hwy 49 in Concord. Volunteer activities include walking the dogs, supervising and playing with the animals, assisting the rescue coordinator, cleaning and laundry. For more information, call 704-920-3288 or email animalshelter@cabarruscounty.us. n Opportunities include dances (select Fridays and Saturdays), entertainment (ongoing), lobby desk (weekdays), instructors (ongoing), special events (ongoing) and event support fundraisers (ongoing). To join the volunteer team, call 704-920-3484. Join the Cabarrus County Council on Aging Photo: GlobalP, Getty Images Cabarrus County Council on Aging is a non-profit volunteer-run group that advocates for and increases awareness of the needs of seniors. The Council also supports, through volunteers and/or donations, many programs and events of the Senior Centers. Membership is $3/individual or $5/couple per year, payable directly to the Council on Aging. For more information, call 704-920-3484. www.cabarruscounty.us/seniors 17