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Tax Time VISTA Member
United Way’s mission is to improve the lives of others by mobilizing the caring power of our community. For 100 years, we've been building a stronger, more equitable central Ohio by helping families thrive and students succeed. United Way invests in 91 local nonprofits that provide individuals and families with resources and support needed to transition from poverty to financial stability. We focus on helping low- to moderate-income families coping with food insecurity, housing instability, lack of access to high-quality childcare and barriers preventing children from graduating from high school. United Way recently relocated to the Arena District, where we share space with other nonprofits at the Nationwide Community Impact Center. United Way’s Tax Time Program is a collaboration of nonprofit, corporate and government organizations that provides free tax services and linkages to financial resources to low- and moderate-income households. Tax Time helps low- to moderate-income households claim valuable tax deductions and credits, avoid tax preparation fees and achieve greater financial stability. A VISTA member will help program staff increase community awareness about free tax preparation services, manage volunteer recruitment and retention, provide tax site support and help launch a new tax preparation site for limited English-speaking clients. The ideal VISTA candidate will be able to effectively interact and work collaboratively with diverse volunteers, donors, partners and staff of all levels. We’re looking for someone who has excellent writing and oral presentation skills, strong computer, time management and organizational skills, and the ability to independently problem-solve and make sound decisions that involve clients and volunteers. Most important, we’re looking for someone who is passionate about helping others overcome financial obstacles that disproportionately impact low-income families, people of color and limited-English speaking individuals.
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will increase community awareness about the availability of free tax assistance. This will include outreach to Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority units to ensure residents are aware of Tax Time’s free tax preparation services. The VISTA member will also collaborate with schools to ensure parents are aware of free tax assistance. The VISTA member will identify and implement volunteer recruitment strategies. The VISTA member will explore resources for new volunteers (e.g., financial institutions, retiree groups, sororities/fraternities, faith-based organizations, colleges/universities, etc.). The VISTA member will provide support to tax preparation sites and help open a new site that will serve immigrant and refugee populations. This will involve identifying a partner to host a tax site, ensuring information is translated into other languages and making sure the new site has needed technology, volunteers and equipment.
Program Benefits : Hybrid schedule; free transit passes ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Health . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Public Health . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Tax Time VISTA Member

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2023  -   08/26/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  05/01/2023  To  07/21/2023 

Contact Hannah Bonacci
215 N Front St
Columbus   OH   43215

Listing ID 118567