Lift Chicago Communities! Become An Uptown Tax Site Volunteer!


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Sat Jan 21, 2017 - Mon Apr 17, 2017


Truman College1145 W. WilsonChicago, IL 60640

Tax site volunteers work directly with clients to provide personalized tax and financial counseling.


Lift Communities. Volunteer. The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) provides volunteers with the chance to work one-on-one with working families to make tax time an opportunity to get ahead.

No experience is necessary! All training is provided; online training is available now and classroom training takes place in January. Volunteers are asked to commit to just one shift per week between January and April.

Volunteer positions available:

  • Tax Preparer: Work with clients to file federal and state tax returns and provide counseling on tax credits and forms.

  • Tax Site Specialist: Perform essential non-tax-preparation activities, including client intake, translating and sorting tax returns.

  • Savings Coach: Help clients develop and further understand their financial goals, barriers to saving, and ways to effectively manage their money. (Volunteer Savings Coaches currently work at the following sites: Auburn Gresham, Bronzeville, Loop, Uptown, Aurora, Chicago Heights, Elgin)

Next steps: Register to volunteer at to view training dates, volunteer locations, and schedules. Contact Volunteer Engagement at (312) 630-0288 or

During the 2016 tax season, more than 690 CEP volunteers helped over 18,000 families stand on their own. Now it's your turn to help get your city on its feet.

  • Be part of a mission that returned over $28 million to hard working Illinois families last year!

  • Register to volunteer, view training schedules and find a site near you at


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Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • One shift/week between late January and mid-April

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