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Help Bay Area Households File Taxes for Free

Volunteer opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity posted by: The Spanish Speaking Unity Council

Posted on: December 9, 2013

Volunteer Opportunity description

Interested in helping reduce poverty in your community? As an Earn It! Keep It! Save It! volunteer at The Unity Council, you'll provide free tax filing assistance to low to moderate income taxpayers to help them keep more of the money they have earned. We also need volunteers to greet taxpayers, serve as interpreters, provide childcare, and be asset coaches at our tax site.

Last year, over 3,300 Earn It! Keep It! Save It! volunteers in the Bay Area helped prepare over 68,000 tax returns and returned more than $74 million to our community. The Unity Council helped over 800 clients receive a total refund amount of $961,347.

How does it work? If you sign up to volunteer as a tax preparer, you'll have a choice of studying online through the IRS website or attending three sessions of classroom instruction. If you sign up as a greeter, interpreter, childcare assistant, or asset coach, you will attend an orientation in January. Each volunteer is asked to commit to volunteer regularly throughout the tax season beginning late January through April 15th.

For more information, please email us at

How to apply

Please email with your preferred volunteer position, availability, and what you hope to get out of this experience.


1900 Fruitvale Ave, Suite 2A, Oakland, CA, 94601, US


Appropriate for
Extra details
Training provided
International volunteer options
International volunteers welcome
Owner's areas of focus

Time Commitment

3 months or longer
Time commitment
Occasional (weekly or monthly)
Times of day
Days of week
Flexible schedule
Start and end dates
February 2014 through April 15 2014