If one of your New Year's resolutions is to make a positive impact on your community, here's something to keep in mind, from the Center for Economic Progress:
"Ever wished there was something you could do to help working families get ahead financially? Do you believe that when neighbors help neighbors whole communities can be lifted? Join us! Center for Economic Progress is looking for volunteers to work one-on-one with clients providing no-cost, high-quality tax and financial services for income-eligible households.
Everything we do is made possible or made better, thanks to our volunteers. We need your passion, skill and commitment for our team of nearly 900 volunteers who deliver high quality tax preparation to working people and families totally free of charge.
Why Volunteer With Center for Economic Progress?
- Gain powerful new skills: all training provided, no experience necessary. All the training you need is online and can be done at your own pace. We make it so anyone, regardless of experience level, can serve at a tax site. Plus, the valuable skills you walk away with will contribute to your professional growth; volunteers often list their service with CEP on resumes and job applications and we’re happy to verify your service with a potential employer.
- Multiple locations, flexible scheduling. During the tax season, we are in over 15 communities and tax sites and we offer both evening and weekend hours. You can make an impact in your community in as little as one shift per week from January to April.
- Be part of an experienced team that makes a real impact. Center for Economic Progress tax volunteers have been creating change for over 25 years, serving tens of thousands of families around Illinois and returning over half a billion dollars to working people.
Ready To Make Economic Progress A Reality? Join Us Today!
Visit economicprogress.org/volunteer to learn more, register and begin your online training as a Tax Preparer, Tax Site Specialist or Savings Coach (Savings Coach roles available at these locations: Auburn Gresham, Bronzeville, Loop, Uptown, Aurora, Chicago Heights and Elgin).
If you have any questions, always feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-630-0288."