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55 New Montgomery StreetSuite 500San Francisco, CA94105
Tax-Aid Volunteer Opportunities
Tax-Aid has been helping San Francisco Bay Area families and individuals with low income to prepare their income tax returns for 30 years. We offer our free service in the community through the efforts of hundreds of accountants, lawyers, accounting students and other professionals who volunteer their time.
We are seeking volunteers of all levels to help us. There are volunteer opportunities for Greeters, Interviewers, Tax Preparers, Translators, Check-out Assemblers, Tax Return Reviewers and Tax Experts. While some opportunities require knowledge of tax laws, there are many volunteer opportunities for those who are not tax experts.
Tax-Aid Volunteer Responsibilities for All Positions
Commit to a minimum of three volunteer sessions (an average session lasts about 5 hours) during the tax season (January-April). Most tax sites are open on Saturdays.
Complete online training (available for on demand viewing, length of training depends on volunteer position)
Work with individuals in a positive, patient and respectful manner
Preferred Skills, Experience, Attitude and Availability
Bilingual skills desirable (English/Spanish, English/Cantonese, English/Mandarin, English/Russian, English/Tagalog and English/Vietnamese)
Strong interpersonal communication skills
Tax background desirable, but not required
Experience working with people with low income desirable
Enthusiastic and flexible
Availability Saturdays or weekday evenings
Must be bilingual or multilingual
Help to interview Taxpayer
Facilitate communication between the Taxpayer and Tax Preparer
Desired language skills are English/Spanish, English/Cantonese, English/Mandarin, English/Russian, English/Tagalog and English/Vietnamese preferably both verbal and written
Learn tax law and utilize industry standard tax software
Meet and network with accounting, tax, legal and other professionals
Help make a substantial difference in the lives of clients
Make new friends
How to Apply:
Register online at www.tax-aid.org. For questions or more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Not able to volunteer during the tax season? No problem! Ask us about our newest program, Tax-Aid 365.