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!
Volunteer now to keep money in the pockets of working families at tax time!
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! Training takes place over January 2016. Volunteers commit to training and volunteering three 4-6 hour shifts during tax season and volunteering for the first time before the end of February when sites are busiest.
Training for New Tax Volunteers includes:
- Step 1: 2.5 Hour Online Orientation & Introduction to Tax Law (to be sent by email following registration)
- Step 2: Tax Fundamentals for New Volunteers (3 Hours, evenings and weekends)
- Step 3: Basic Level Certification (all day, weekends)
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.
CASH Coaches:Cash Coach Volunteers help other work toward their financial goals! With valuable training on coaching techniques and basic personal finance topics, coaches provide the tools, accountability, and encouragement needed to help others reach their goals. Coaches meet in-person or by phone with coachees bi-weekly for three to six months. Coach training is offered quarterly. Interested? Contact Lauren Stadnick, Financial Coaching Coordinator, at 443-692-9423 or email@example.com.
Opportunities to volunteer at tax sites throughout Baltimore January - April!
Questions? Contact Sharon Baldwin, Volunteer Coordinator, at 410-234-2804 or firstname.lastname@example.org.