VITA Tax Volunteer

The MinKwon Center for Community Action was established in 1984 to meet the needs and concerns of the Korean American community through our five program areas: Community Organizing and Advocacy, Social and Legal Services, Civic Participation, Youth Empowerment, and Culture. Since our founding, we have made a profound presence in the Korean American community through various grassroots organizing, education, and advocacy initiatives that address important community issues, including immigration policies at the national, state and city levels, voter rights, and culture awareness. The MinKwon Center places a special emphasis on meeting the needs of our marginalized community members, including youth, elderly, recent immigrants, low-income residents, and limited-English-proficient residents.

 

One branch of the MinKwon Center’s Social Services Program focuses on providing free tax preparation services to the underserved Asian immigrant community. As a NYC Free Tax Prep site, MinKwon Center is in partnership with the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DWCP). We are actively looking for volunteers who can provide direct assistance to our clients. 

 

Volunteer Description

Answer phone calls and schedule client appointments
Prepare necessary documents for tax appointments
Conduct intakes and eligibility screenings for VITA Tax Filing
Greet clients and help them check-in for appointments
Maintain confidentiality of customer information

 

Details

Supervision: Volunteers are supervised by the Social Services Director and/or VITA Tax Coordinator
Hours: Minimum of 4 hours a week; 8 hours preferred
Duration: January – April 2020
               

Requirements

Language proficiency in English and Korean or Mandarin
Strong organizational skills and independence, requiring minimal supervision
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to complete IRS Standard of Conduct, Intake/Interview, and basic tax law training and certification (formal training is available)
All volunteers are required to pass the Standard of Conduct and Intake/Interview certification
A desire to empower the Asian American community

 

Deadline & Application Materials

Deadline: Accepted on a rolling basis
Application: Please send a cover letter and resume to yoonji.kim@minkwon.org with “VITA Tax Volunteer” in the subject heading.


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