Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties is accepting applications for volunteers to assist in the operation of our VITA Tax Clinic (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance). Each year, out VITA Clinic provides free tax preparation services to low-income residents helping them to take advantage of available credits such as the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) and CTC (Child Tax Credit). According to the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, these credits lift millions of Americans out of poverty each year (and reduce the severity of poverty for millions more), more than half of which are children.
For those interesting in assisting in the 2021 VITA Tax Clinic, all volunteer and intern positions (Intake Specialist, Tax Preparer, and Tax Reviewer) are performed virtually from the comfort of your home, with flexible working hours. All required technology will be provided by Community Action. Some of the benefits of volunteering in our VITA tax clinic, include:
- Becoming an IRS-certified tax preparer
- Earning internship hours and college credit
- Building your resume
- Training and experience in tax law
- Networking with other tax/finance professionals
- Helping members of your community
Although no experience is required, applicants must be at least 18 years old and possess a High School diploma or GED equivalent. For additional eligibility requirements and preferred/desired skills, please refer to the following position descriptions (Intake Specialist, General VITA Volunteer). And, for more information or to submit an application, please visit our dedicated volunteer webpage, or contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 651-603-5979 or via email at email@example.com.