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Community Action Marin



Community Action Marin (CAM) would love your help in supporting our community services programs. For over 60 years, CAM has been building a comprehensive range of services, designed to address the specific needs of families and children in the community. Our mission is to ultimately alleviate poverty, by promoting independence among low income folks in Marin. We strive to improve stability, quality of life and community connection through social services that provide the foundation to develop life skills. Our programs support clients by offering: financial management and career coaching at our Sparkpoint center, child development and child care support at our Headstart programs, energy assistance at our LIHEAP center, better nutrition provided to Headstart and Child development programs through our Central Kitchen, advocacy for mental health patients and support for families living with mental illness through our counselling programs, and our emergency family needs fund which helps people pay for unexpected necessities. All of these programs contribute to the overall improvement of standard of living in Marin.

As we look forward to 2021, Community Action Marin remains dedicated to making our community equitable and inclusive for all. Nominated as the 2020 California Nonprofit of the Year, we continue to hold our core values of service, unity, relationship, and inclusivity at the forefront of what we do. In alignment with our values, this fall we are seeking virtual and in-person volunteers to be an extension of our team as tax preparers, greeters, translators, and general volunteers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program Fridays: January 29th - April 9th, 2021 9:00am - 12:30pm and/or 12:30pm - 4:00pm.

The VITA program allows us to provide free tax preparation services to eligible Californians in Marin County. Collaborating with our nonprofit partners, United Way Bay Area and Canal Alliance, we are able to deliver these services and provide the necessary IRS-certified training at no cost to the volunteer to make a difference in our community. As a VITA site, all volunteers are required to complete online virtual training such as the Volunteer Standards of Conduct, Intake/Interview and Quality Review, and the Volunteer Certification System and the individuals who are interested in being tax preparers are also required to complete the Advanced Tax Law Certification. Additionally, tax preparer volunteers are eligible to earn up to 14 Continuing Education credits!

If you're interested in partnering with us to be a volunteer for this opportunity, please visit our website to view the role descriptions and then reach out to our AmeriCorps VIP Fellow, Ashley Creese, at acreese@camarin.org. If you're sure you want to volunteer, notify Ashley and then sign up for a virtual VITA orientation. Please share these opportunities with people in your networks who you think could be interested, and consider reaching out us to learn more about how you can help.

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About Community Action Marin

Location:

555 Northgate Drive, Suite 201, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901, US

Mission Statement

Our Vision: All of us in Marin have an equal opportunity to live our lives with dignity and respect. Mission: We make it possible for people to achieve wellbeing by providing the education, mental health, and vital services they need. Together, we break down the barriers that get in the way of fair and lasting change in service to better outcomes for all. Promise: Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other. What We Do: We strive to improve stability, quality of life and community connection through a variety of different social services that provide the foundation to develop and sustain life skills. Our programs support clients through financial management, career coaching, free and affordable child care support, energy assistance, better nutrition, advocacy and support for families living with mental illness and overall pathways to self-sufficiency for those of low-income living in Marin. Our services are unique and broad and we are available to provide a sense of relief and guidance to our clients and have designed our services to address their needs holistically and personally.Community Action Marin's programs include: BASIC HUMAN NEEDS: Emergency Family Needs Fund, Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) EARLY CHILDHOOD & FAMILY DEVELOPMENT: Marin Head Start and Early Head Start Programs, Marin Community Child Development Centers, Central Kitchen, Bolinas Children's Center FINANCIAL EDUCATION & TAX PREPARATION: Sparkpoint Marin, VITA MENTAL HEALTH: Peer Mental Health Program, Patients Rights Advocate, Family Partnership Program CARE: Street Outreach Team Each program/center offers volunteer and employment opportunities geared toward specific program needs. Email us today and let us know how you want to get involved: calexandre@camarin.org

Description

Our Vision:

All of us in Marin have an equal opportunity to live our lives with dignity and respect.

Promise:

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.


What We Do:

We strive to improve stability, quality of life and community connection through a variety of different social services that provide the foundation to develop and sustain life skills. Our programs support clients through financial management, career coaching, free and affordable child care support, energy assistance, better nutrition, advocacy and support for families living with mental illness and overall pathways to self-sufficiency for those of low-income living in Marin. Our services are unique and broad and we are available to provide a sense of relief and guidance to our clients and have designed our services to address their needs holistically and personally. Community Action Marin's programs include:

    • BASIC HUMAN NEEDS
    • EARLY CHILDHOOD & FAMILY DEVELOPMENT
    • FINANCIAL EDUCATION & TAX PREPARATION
    • MENTAL HEALTH
    • CARE: Homeless outreach Team

Community

WHEN

Fri Nov 13, 2020 - Fri Jan 22, 2021
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM  

WHERE

San Rafael, CA 94903

(38.027,-122.54858)
 

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