Volunteer Tax Assistant/ Preparer/ Reviewer/ CAPSH Advocate


(44.937954,-93.391075)
 

Cause Areas

When

Tue Nov 01, 2016 - Sat Apr 15, 2017

Where

8800 Highway 7Suite 401St. Louis Park, MN 55426


About

Whether you have tax preparation experience or not, low-income families and individuals need your help!

Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin (CAPSH) is a nonprofit organization that strives to improve the quality of life of low-income people in Hennepin County. As part of our services, CAPSH offers a free tax program to low-to-moderate income individuals and families to help them prepare, file taxes, and make sure they have a better understanding of available tax credits and deductions. We have 4 different positions at the tax clinics:

  • Tax Site Assistant: Help manage the flow of activities at scheduled tax sites in Hennepin County. Greet and register clients and screen for eligibility.
  • Tax Preparer: Assist low income families and individuals with filing federal and state returns using tax software. Volunteers will receive in-depth tax preparation training.
  • Tax Reviewer: Review the preparer's work, make sure all income has been accounted for and correct credits/deductions were claimed, print out return and review it with clients.
  • CAPSH Advocate: Help tax clients find other programs and services for which they are eligible. Provide forms, start intake processes, and referral information to other service partners.
You don't have to prepare taxes to volunteer with CAPSH--volunteer opportunities reflect different interests, and types of expertise.

Time and Commitment: Training is in December and January, with options of either classroom or on-line training. Training materials are available in November. Volunteering takes place from the last week of January, 2017 through April 15, 2017. CAPSH prefers each volunteer to work one 4 hour shift per week, but CAPSH will work with anyone to find the right schedule. Evening and Saturday volunteer shifts are available.

Locations: CAPSH currently operates 8 tax clinics/sites across Hennepin County. With locations in St. Louis Park, Brooklyn Center, Edina, Minnetonka, Minneapolis, Plymouth, and Eden Prairie, volunteers select the dates and tax sites that are most convenient to them.

This program increases our community member’s financial resources giving them a chance to save and improve their lives.

Volunteers are the cornerstone of this program and we cannot provide it without you!

Skills

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Customer Service
  • ETC / Tax Assistance
  • Financial Literacy

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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