Help Low-Income Community Members File Taxes: No Math Skills Necessary!


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Cause Areas

When

Tue Jan 03, 2017 09:00 AM - Fri Apr 28, 2017 08:00 PM

Where

620 Potters AveProvidence, RI 02907


About

The Genesis Centeris recruiting volunteers for The Volunteer Tax Assistance (VITA) program. VITA offers free tax filing to individuals and families earning $55,000 or less annually.

Interested? Don’t know that much about taxes? Don’t worry - you’ll receive IRS specialized certification training, at no cost to you.

You're Protected: By the Volunteer Protection Act (VPA)

Boost the resume: This is THE training you need to prepare taxes.

You choose: there are volunteer roles that do not require tax prep certification. The training is free, the hours and time commitment are flexible.

Volunteer roles are needed in the following areas:

Greeters:

Greeters welcome tax filers to the VITA site during the tax season. They are responsible for ensuring that tax filers have all the information needed to complete their tax returns. No training required, but some VITA sites often provide a separate greeter training.

Training:

No training required, but some VITA sites often provide a separate greeter training.

Interpreter:

Interpreters aid VITA clients by working alongside the tax clients and Tax Preparers. Volunteers who speak Cantonese, Farsi, Mandarin, Spanish, Russian and Vietnamese are always needed. No training required.

Training:

No training required

Screeners:

Screeners are an integral part of running a successful VITA site. Screeners are responsible for assisting clients to complete the IRS intake sheet and ensuring the taxpayer has brought all necessary documents prior to having their tax returns prepared. It is recommended that each VITA site have designated screeners that feel comfortable with the process further ensuring a seamless experience for the client.

Training:

Classroom training or self-study through Link and Learn and a passing score of 80% on the exam. Certification levels are Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced.

Skills

  • Financial Literacy
  • ETC / Tax Assistance
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • January - April 2017

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