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VITA Greeter/Screener - Pinellas County

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United Way Suncoast

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The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers free federal tax return preparation to low-income families and individuals. During the 2020 Tax Season, United Way Suncoast and its partners completed over 13,500 tax returns. With sites spread across Pinellas county, volunteers who serve as Tax Preparers are instrumental in the success of VITA each year. United Way Suncoast, our partners, and our dedicated volunteer coalition believe that households earning less than $66,000 in 2020 should not pay over $200 for a simple tax return. This is why we are determined to increase the number of Suncoast families that access a free and quality tax return through The VITA Program and we need your help!

As a VITA Greeter/Screener, you will be responsible for welcoming families and individuals to the tax preparation site: kindly provide taxpayers intake sheets, ensure forms are complete before sending taxpayer to a tax preparer, communicate client concerns to the site coordinator, answer questions, and be a positive and friendly presence while clients are waiting.

Previous experience with VITA welcomed, but not required. You will receive instruction from the site coordinator on how to direct taxpayers.

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About United Way Suncoast

Location:

5201 West Kennedy Blvd, Suite 600, Tampa, FL 33609, US

Mission Statement

To provide leadership that improves lives and creates lasting community change by mobilizing the caring people of our communities to give, advocate, and volunteer. Serves DeSoto, Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Sarasota Counties.

Description

United Way Suncoast Strategic Plan is to " Break the cycle of generational poverty through educational programs that give children the skills to succeed and help adults achieve long-term financial stability so they can support themselves and their families."

Working together with volunteers, agency partners, community leaders and key stakeholders, the plan focuses on three priority impact areas:
  • Early Literacy - If a child isn’t reading at grade level by 4th grade, s/he is four times more likely to drop out of school.
  • Youth Success - A child who doesn’t graduate from high school earns 75% less than peers who do.
  • Financial Stability - Building financial knowledge and employability skills help create more stable and secure households and communities.

In addition, we will continue funding aligned Support Services (health, food, shelter, etc) to help hard working individuals and families move past immediate crisis that may prevent them from participating in United Way programs that address their long-term needs.

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Pinellas CountySaint Petersburg, FL 33712

(27.74801,-82.66454)
 

SKILLS

  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Vary by site, typical shift is 4-hours
  • Must attend Greener/Screener webinar and complete two VITA Certifications (Volunteer Standards of Conduct & Intake/Quality Review Exams)

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