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Community Action Marin







Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program: General Volunteer



Purpose:

A general volunteer will assist with miscellaneous tasks in accordance with VITA services and outdoor events involving social distancing. The volunteer may copy and scan the taxpayer documents and provide additional administrative support for the tax preparers, site coordinator, and/or the tax instructor.



To Apply Contact Us At:

Volunteer Services - volunteer@camarin.org

or

Apply on our Website - https://camarin.org/get-involved/volunteer/



Responsibilities and functions:

Monitor and operate office machines including photocopiers, scanners, and printers.

Complete and distribute records of production to clients and taxpayers.

Comply with IRS Quality Site Requirements, including maintaining taxpayer privacy and confidentiality standards, and the code of conduct.

Communicate with clients in a respectful and responsive manner to differing beliefs and practices, sexual orientations, disability status, gender identities, ages, cultural preferences, language needs, and other state and federal government-protected statuses.



Time Commitment:

Dates for 2022 - Fridays 9:00 am to 12:30pm and/or 12:30 pm to 4:00pm:

January 28, February 4, February 11, February 18, February 25, March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25, April 1, April 8 and April 15



Required Skills and Qualifications:

Skills

Ability to engage with the public in a positive and productive manner.

Provide necessary support to the VITA team with a dedication to the mission and vision of the Agency.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to operate photocopier equipment.



Complete all required IRS training requirements: Volunteer Standards of Conduct, Intake/Interview and Quality Review, and the Volunteer Certification System.



Requirements

Proficient in English; and proficiency in Spanish desired.

Willingness to provide a pleasant and welcoming environment.

Adapt well to a dynamic, fast-paced environment and work effectively with a team.

Tax law certification is not required.



Volunteer Benefits:

Help other community members who need tax preparation assistance.

Free IRS Certified Training.

Letters of reference (volunteers with long-term commitments).

Assist Community Action Marin with their mission of "whole-family approach".



Location:

Community Action Marin main office: 555 Northgate Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903



Reasonable Accommodations:

This opportunity may involve physical demands (e.g., climbing stairs, carrying, lifting etc.) as these actions are essential to the role. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to accommodate individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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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 well-being 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: Homeless 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 Jan 28, 2022 - Fri Apr 15, 2022
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

WHERE

555 Northgate Drive, Suite 201San Rafael, CA 94903

(38.00041,-122.54372)
 

SKILLS

  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Data Entry
  • Program Management
  • Transactions

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Every Friday starting January 28 through April 15.
  • Prior tax experience not required. Online training provided.

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