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Volunteer Tax Preparers: prepare client tax returns. Even if you have no experience, we have an IRS certified training program and lots of people to assist you in getting started. Typically, we need your assistance with preparing tax returns from mid-January through mid-April. You can work as much…or as little as your time allows. Our tax preparation software does all the calculations for you, you just need to fill out the forms as you have them presented to you by the client. You will also be working with other tax preparer volunteers like you and our trained, experienced staff. You must be 18 years old and a U.S. citizen or resident alien to apply.
If you are a Delaware university or college student, click here to find out more about whether you are eligible for school credit for volunteering as a Tax Preparer
 
Financial Coordinators (FC’s): speak with our clients regarding the benefit of understanding their personal finances and opportunities to save money. You also discuss additional programs that offer financial education and related services. During tax season, the FC works as a team with DE EITC Campaign site staff to issue savings bonds and open depository bank accounts. You must be 18 years old and a U.S. citizen or resident alien to apply.
 
Greeters: welcome clients to the tax site during tax season (January-April). You explain the program’s general eligibility guidelines and get the client started with the intake process. You must be at least 16 years of age. This position is great for new volunteers, teens, seniors and those individuals who may not be used to working on a computer.
 
Office Support: assist the staff with client inquiries, data collection and analysis, and other general office duties
 
Important note to all volunteer candidates:
Once you have signed our Volunteer Agreement and completed the Standards of Conduct training module, you are generally protected by the Volunteer Protection Act of 1997 from liability for negligent acts performed within the scope of your responsibilities.

Students


If you are a Finance or Accounting student, you may be eligible to receive 3 hours credit from your college or university for participating as a tax preparer volunteer! As a volunteer tax preparer you will meet with clients and prepare their tax returns starting in mid-January and ending in mid-April. You will learn quite a bit about individual taxation. Every return is quality reviewed by one of our experienced staff members to ensure its accuracy and to assist you with understanding the tax issues involved. You will also be working with other tax preparer volunteers like you and every tax site is guided throughout the season by one of our experienced staff members. Our tax preparation software does all the calculations for you, and helps guide you through the tax preparation process. You must be 18 years old and a U.S. citizen or resident alien to apply.