Income Tax Volunteer

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COVID-19 Support: 
No
Virtual work: 
No
Position description: 
  • Provide support to the Income Tax Clinic by assessing the eligibility criteria for low income seniors and people with disabilities
  • Attend a volunteer orientation session by (OANH)
  • Communicate with (OANH) Coordinator of Community Programs on ongoing basis during the Income Tax season
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Availability throughout the months of March, April
  • Sensitivity to diverse client needs
Deliverables/Duties: 
  • Volunteers will contact the front desk one day prior to each volunteer session to find out the appointment and call the clients to confirm their appointment.
  • Volunteers will meet with the clients at OANH computer lab and complete filing of tax returns online
  • Prepare simple income-tax returns for eligible individuals.
  • Keep tally of the number of clients served.
  • Observe the Canadian Revenue Agency’s filing rules and maintain strict client confidentiality.
  • Communicate effectively with OANH staff and volunteers
Qualifications: 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with good time management.
  • Completed the training and registration process provided by the Canada Revenue Agency through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program
  • Have a CRA e-File number in good standing (renewed this year)  
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision.
  • A personal computer able to download the software available from CRA is an asset.
  • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and familiarity with social service organizations
  • Comfortable working with numbers and processing income tax returns
  • Accounting or bookkeeping experience will be an asset
  • Ability to problem solve and work independently
  • Good computer skills
  • Good Communication skills
  • Knowledge of a second language will be an asset
  • Clear criminal record check
Role is suitable for: 
Student
Adult
Senior
English as a second language (ESL)
Additional Information: 

This position comes with the opportunity to be a direct point of support and assistance to those individuals in the community who need it most. The demographic of clients being served often includes vulnerable and unsupported individuals in tax support. This position is a very real opportunity to get involved and be that point of contact for individuals needing tax support to ensure they continue to receive the benefits to which they are entitled.

How to apply: 
By Email
Contact person: 
Abdul
Contact phone: 
604-582-7088
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Community Development & Housing
Law, Advocacy & Politics
Volunteerism
Mission:
Our programs, sponsorships, volunteer opportunities and workshops reflect the development and needs of our community. As a neighbourhood house, we honour stories and history; through purposeful and timely partnerships, we welcome opportunities to serve and grow as part of a continuum of much needed community support for both newcomers and long-time residents in our city and neighbourhood.
Position type:
Skilled Role:
Yes
Number of volunteers required:
1
Position start/end date:
19 Feb 2021 to 31 Mar 2021
Time Committment:
2 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays
Work location:
Oak Avenue Neighbourhood Hub
12740 102nd Avenue
Main
Surrey, BC V3V 3E5
Last Updated: February 18, 2021
Posting will Automatically Expire: May 19, 2021