Income Tax Preparation Volunteer
Organization: Carlington Community Health Centre
Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)
Language Preference: English
Number of Positions Available: 8
Location: Ottawa - West
Deadline: Feb 7, 2020
DescriptionLocation: Main site, 900 Merivale Road
Team: Health Promotion and Counselling Team
Days: March 9, 10, 23, 24, 30, 31
Time: 8:30am-4pm all days
Commitment: 1 – 4 sessions on the dates noted above
Volunteer will report to: Tax Clinic Coordinator
Goal of the program:
The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) is a collaboration between community organizations and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Community organizations host tax preparation clinics and arrange for volunteers to prepare income tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals who have a modest income and a simple tax situation. The CRA provides coordinators and offers training and tax software.
What does a CVITP volunteer do?
A volunteer with the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) prepares income tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals who have a modest income and a simple tax situation. Roles include: tax preparer, greeter, and lead tax preparer. Visit the CVITP website for more information.
What do you get out of it?
As a CVITP volunteer, you will:
• give back to your community
• increase your tax knowledge
• gain new skills and improve existing ones
• do work that is valued and recognized
How can you become a CVITP volunteer?
To become a CVITP volunteer, you must:
• affiliate with a community organization
• have a basic understanding of income tax
• complete the online registration
• register online for electronic filing through EFILE
You will also need to complete a Carlington CHC application process, and get a valid Police Records Check.
Please visit the CRA web site for more information: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/lnd-eng.html
- Ensure confidentiality of materials and information with respect to the people using the services, volunteers and staff. All volunteers must adhere to the Centre’s Confidentiality Policy by signing the appropriate form before starting the placement.
- Good communication, English is essential, other languages are an asset.
- Comfortable working with computers and administrative technology.
- Ability to work in a challenging environment.
- Caring, patient, non-judgmental, and understanding.
- Punctual, reliable, and dependable.
- Sensitive to issues facing low-income population.
- Sensitive to issues facing newcomer population.
- Client confidentiality is essential.
- Police Records Check required.
Good for people interested in: Administration/Office; Accounting and finance
You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years)
How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Support the work of the centre
Support others in your community
Build new skills
Maintain skills you have
Learn from others
Get work experience
Practice language skills
Add experience to your resume
Share your time with others
Organization category: Health
Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days
This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Youth 16-24; Groups
Vulnerable sector check required: Yes
Police record check required: Yes