Search

Volunteer Opportunity

Remote Volunteer

Posted by
StreetCred
|
Boston, MA

StreetCred


New
|
Published 18 days ago

Recurring
January 15, 2021
12:00am EST
April 16, 2021
11:59pm EDT
Weekdays
A few hours per week

Volunteer with StreetCred!

StreetCred seeks to improve the life trajectories of America’s children by helping families build assets and access evidence-based anti-poverty government programs. During the tax season, we provide free, professional tax preparation for patients with low income, their families, and the surrounding communities of hospitals, health clinics, and shelters. We are currently seeking volunteers for the 2021 tax season.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

The VITA program offers free tax preparation to people who generally make $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. For more information, visit www.irs.gov/vita.

StreetCred partners with local tax coalitions to implement VITA sites in hospitals, health clinics, and homeless shelters.

Remote Volunteer Role

Volunteers are the cornerstone of StreetCred. It is only because of our committed and compassionate volunteers that we have been able to return over $5.3 million to low-income families since the 2016 tax season. This is a great opportunity to engage with the community, provide direct service in a healthcare setting, and feel great about putting cash right in the pockets of families who need it most. No prior tax knowledge is required (seriously!). We will make sure you get the training you need to competently and confidently prepare tax returns.

*This position is an unpaid, entirely remote one. Where you can help those in need from the comfort of your home!

Are you a student seeking real-life experience in exchange for academic credit? Let us know! We’ll work with you and your school to make sure you can get credit for volunteering with us!

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Complete online certification
  • Sign up for weekly shifts for the 2021 tax season (mid-January through mid-April)
  • Prepare tax returns for patients, their families, and the surrounding communities
  • Assist with client intake and outreach (as needed)


Volunteer with StreetCred!

StreetCred seeks to improve the life trajectories of America’s children by helping families build assets and access evidence-based anti-poverty government programs. During the tax season, we provide free…

Details at a glance

  • Virtual Opportunity

Location

StreetCred at Boston Medical Center

850 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite volunteer opportunities and get email alerts when new ones are posted.