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VOLUNTEER TAX PREPARERS NEEDED FOR UPCOMING TAX SEASON!

BE A PART OF HELPING PASCO RESIDENTS KEEP MORE OF THEIR HARD EARNED MONEY!

HOW HAS THIS PROGRAM HELPED THE COMMUNITY?

Pasco County residents who use this service includes low to moderate-income working taxpayers and Senior Citizens. For many of them, a tax refund can mean they won’t have to choose between paying for groceries and keeping the lights on!

WHAT IS NEEDED TO VOLUNTEER?

  • No tax experience needed!
  • Good computer skills
  • You don’t have to be a math whiz
  • Bilingual/Spanish speakers are always in high demand

VOLUNTEER TAX PREPAREERS WILL COMPLETE COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING SUCH AS:

  • IRS advanced-tax training course and become IRS certified to prepare taxes to prepare simple, uncomplicated returns.
  • IRS Certification will be provided at no cost to volunteers and offered on various dates and county locations for your convenience in December and January.

TIME FRAME

Tax preparation volunteer needed between the last week of January thru Mid-April.

Preparers usually volunteer 1-2 days a week, 4-hour shifts morning or afternoons. (Evening and Saturday shifts also available)

WHERE DO I VOLUNTEER?

We have tax sites at West, Central and East Pasco locations.  To volunteer for this program, you can call 727-835-2023 and a United Way representative will be in touch with you.

If you wish to respond to the volunteer need on our Get Connected volunteer site, please take a few minutes to register on the Get Connected volunteer site. You only need to register once on Get Connected and enjoy connecting with wonderful volunteer projects.

Click on Get Connected Volunteer Tax preparer link here.

Rewarding Volunteer Opportunities are available as part of United Way’s partnership with VITA
(Volunteer Income Tax Assistance).

Timeframe for these volunteers: November – April

Technology / Computer Set-Up volunteers

These volunteers work closely with the Program Coordinator and site leaders to assist in setting up the tax preparation sites at various East, Central, and West Pasco locations.

  • Volunteers need to be available from November through April to assist with computer setup/breakdown and site support.
  • Responsible for ensuring all computer components (laptops, printers, etc.) are connected properly and are fully functioning.
  • Duties include physical setup of computer hardware, networking, shared printers, trouble shooting and problem solving.
  • Requires IRS Standards of Conduct Certification

Lead Volunteers

  • Responsible for the overall activities of the VITA site.
  • Schedules volunteers and supervises return preparation process
  • Contact person for the site and act as liaison between the other site volunteers and United Way of Pasco County
  • Must complete the advanced tax certification process and supplemental certifications.

Client Facilitators Volunteers   

  • Welcome tax filers to the tax site during the tax season
  • May also inform taxpayers about other available community resources
  • Verifies client credentials and information required to prepare return
  • Participation in one hour training is required
  • Requires IRS Standards of Conduct certification test
  • Oversees the flow of clients to preparers and quality review
  • Collects volunteers’ timesheets
  • Assists clients complete intake paperwork as necessary
  • Manage the appointment calendar and walk-in traffic

Site Scheduler Volunteers

  • Contact and confirm site appointments
  • Calls clients about missed appointments
  • Requires IRS Standards of Conduct Certification
  • Reminds clients of what to bring to appointment
  • Participation in one hour training is required

WHERE DO I VOLUNTEER?

We have tax sites at West, Central and East Pasco locations. To volunteer for this program, you can call 727-835-2023 and a United Way representative will be in touch with you.

If you wish to respond to the volunteer need on our Get Connected volunteer site, please take a few minutes to register on the Get Connected volunteer site. You only need to register once on Get Connected and enjoy connecting with wonderful volunteer projects.

Click on Get Connected Prosperity Campaign 2019 Tax Sites – Various volunteer needs

OFFICE/CLERICAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE (UNPAID INTERNSHIPS)

If you are looking for clerical/office volunteer assignments, please click on our Get  Connected volunteer site for these opportunities where you can search by interest, cause, distance and age.

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