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Volunteer & Benefits Coordinator VISTA, UWKC Free Tax
 
 
 
The Free Tax Preparation Campaign is a community-driven effort to put money into the pockets of low- and moderate-income residents of King County by: • increasing tax refunds • improving access to tax credits • assisting individuals and households to apply for food, cash, and other public benefits These are powerful anti-poverty tools—such as tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Education Credits—that provide critical economic stability, reduce racial wealth disparities, and increase public health outcomes, particularly for communities of color. However, millions of dollars are left unclaimed by eligible recipients each year. As a member of the Financial Stability Team, you will play a key role in the success of the Free Tax Preparation Campaign by: •Working with external and internal partners to ensure that community members seeking tax assistance have access to and knowledge about other low-to-middle income assistance programs •Assisting with and providing oversight on volunteer recruitment for the Free Tax Preparation Campaign, with a goal of recruiting over 750 free tax volunteers •Providing input on UWKC’s outreach efforts regarding the roll out of Washington’s new Working Families Tax Credit, which will put up to $1200 into the hands of working individuals and families in Washington State. Your service will help households avoid the extremely prohibitive cost of tax preparation which often exceeds $400 in Washington state. Your work is particularly important due to our region’s growing economic instability, which has been exacerbated in recent years due to high inflation and COVID-19. Additionally, you will serve during an exciting time as Washington rolls out its first ever state tax credit for low-income residents. **UWKC AmeriCorps members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the first day of service.**
 
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Member Duties : •Work with team members to identify public services to offer tax clients •Build method of communicating public services to clients with new “Benefits Referral” process •Implement a volunteer recruitment plan to recruit and train 750+ volunteers •Complete advanced training in tax preparation and financial coaching to better understand Campaign’s scope •Drive volunteer engagement during the tax season through: weekly volunteer newsletter, Conversations with Tax Site Managers & volunteers, Planning end-of-season volunteer celebration, Soliciting volunteers for pop-up tax events, tabling, and post tax season •Audit success and challenges of the Benefits Referral process •Provide volunteer support for volunteers assisting with the tax post season •Conduct a satisfaction survey of volunteers •Support tax season closeout & celebrate program successes •Engage in early-stage planning for tax season 2024
 
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Unlimited public transportation pass ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Non-Profit Management ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Volunteer & Benefits Coordinator VISTA, UWKC Free Tax

Program Start/End Date
08/29/2022  -   08/28/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Accepting Applications
From  07/14/2022  To  08/12/2022 

Contact Cheyenne Stolmeier
720 2nd Ave
Seattle   WA   98104
206-461-8544
cstolmeier@uwkc.org
www.uwkc.org/about-us/

Listing ID 113589


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