Volunteers make it possible for working families to keep money in their pockets at tax time! Volunteering with Baltimore CASH is an opportunity to help working families, learn new skills, meet new people, and do good in their community!
Tax Volunteer training sessions are now complete for 2014, but there are still so many ways to get involved! Volunteer on Saturday, March 22nd at Money Power Day®, the region's largest, FREE financial fitness fair or volunteer on Saturday, April 5th to support the first ever Baltimore CASH Dash 5k Run / 1 Mile Walk!
CASH (Financial) Coaches: CASH Coaches volunteer to help others work toward their financial goals! With valuable training on coaching techniques and basic personal finance topics like budgeting, coaches provide the tools, accountability, and encouragement needed to reach their financial goals! Coaches meet in-person or by phone with coachees for up to an hour weekly or biweekly for 3-6 months. Coach training is offered quarterly, look for more information in the spring of 2014. Questions? Contact Jessica Stanton, Financial Coaching Coordinator, at 443-692-9423 or email@example.com
Financial Resource Volunteers (FRVs): With valuable tax credits and refunds coming to families, tax time is the one time per year that saving or paying down debt seems possible for many working families. Financial Resource Volunteers serve as tax-site resources on financial products and savings tools. They listen to the financial goals of clients and then connect them with valuable on-site services like U.S. Savings Bonds or credit union accounts.
Tax Volunteers obtain IRS certification to provide free tax preparation services so that qualified filers can avoid costly and unnecessary fees & maximize their tax refunds. Additionally, volunteers help filers leverage their refunds over time by connecting them to savings opportunities. Tax Volunteers keep money in the pockets of working Baltimore families!
211 Tax Appointment Schedulers: Volunteers who answer the phones at 211 Maryland and schedule tax appointments open the door to increased financial stability by answering the phone. Volunteers are trained on an electronic scheduling software and help answer the 10,000 calls to 211's call center at their downtown Baltimore office. Computer skills, a friendly voice, and two hours during the work week is all it takes to help others gain access to tax appointments. Contact Sally Drumm, Volunteer Coordinator at 211 Maryland, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443- 573-5908.
Greeters: Greeters welcome Baltimore families to increased financial stability by welcoming them and helping them navigate tax sites. They provide front-line support that makes tax sites run smoothly by signing people in, handling initial paperwork and providing administrative support to Tax Clients, Tax Volunteers & Tax Site Managers.
Opportunities to volunteer at tax sites throughout Baltimore January - April!
Questions? Contact Sharon Baldwin, Volunteer Maryland Coordinator, at 410-234-2804 or email@example.com.