Helping Our Struggling Neighbors

Volunteer Income Tax Preparer

Looking for a way to make difference?  Help put thousands of dollars back into the pockets of low-income families as a volunteer tax preparer!

The Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale will be hosting a a VITA site (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) again in 2019.  Our VITA team will prepare and file taxes free of charge for local households.

Volunteers will be trained through a mix of classroom and online experiences.  We ask our volunteers to commit to one, three-hour time slot each week, for up to twelve weeks.  We anticipate being open all day Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

The teamwork of volunteers, along with thankful clients, was a recipe for a wonderful opportunity.  – Mark Barabas, VITA Volunteer

Flexible hours.  No prior experience necessary.
Free tax law trainings and materials.

Roles and Responsibilities of Tax Preparers

  • Participate in training and pass online IRS certification
  • Prepare federal and state tax returns, within the scope of training and certification
  • Ensure all deductions and credits are claimed for taxpayer
  • Answer basic tax-related questions and refer those with more complex questions to appropriate organizations and resources
  • Ensure information and returns are properly backed up and stored for review
  • Maintain confidentiality of taxpayer information
  • Stay informed of site policies and procedures, and timely alerts and announcements

Interested individuals should be experienced with computers and have access to email.  To learn more, email volunteer@jonnycakecenter.org or call Kate at 789-1559 ext. 11.