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October 16, 2012 > Volunteer to help Tri-City households file Income Taxes

Volunteer to help Tri-City households file Income Taxes

Submitted By Johnny Yee

Looking for a different kind of volunteer work... something meaningful? Interested in helping your community? How about volunteering to help low to moderate income families and individuals to file their income taxes for FREE for the 2013 tax season?

The City of Fremont Sparkpoint Fremont Family Resource Center's (FRC) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is recruiting volunteers for the 2013 tax season. FRC VITA prepares income tax returns and e-files them for FREE for low to moderate income individuals. Since 2002, FRC VITA has served over 11,000 customers resulting in over $17 million in refunds. In 2012, over 2,200 customers were served receiving over $3.5 million in refunds. In many cases, tax refunds are their lifeline. Not only does the VITA Program provide tax preparation services, VITA volunteers also connect families to important services such as CalFresh benefits, financial coaching, asset building programs, financial education workshops, and referrals to other valuable programs available at the FRC.

Flexibility in volunteering schedule and locations are offered with shifts on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. FRC VITA is recruiting Greeters, Ambassadors, Screeners, Lead Screeners, Screener Coaches, Tax Preparers, Quality Reviewers, Translators (Spanish, Mandarin, Farsi, Tagalog, ASL, others), and Tax Coaches. No experience needed for some positions, just your desire to learn and help people. Volunteers must attend training sessions, and devote 3-5 hours per week from January 23 to April 15, 2013.

Come and help lives and the community. High school students can satisfy their school volunteer hour requirements and are welcome too.

If interested, please contact Ms. Carolyn Robertson at (510) 574-2003 or attend our Volunteer Information Night.

Sparkpoint FRC VITA Volunteer Information Night
Thursday, Nov 8
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Fremont Family Resource Center
Pacific Conference Room
39155 Liberty Street, Suite H-800, Fremont
(510) 574-2003

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