Foundation Communities

Foundation Communities is recruiting community members to join their corps of 600 volunteers at the Community Tax Centers! You can be part of the team that helps over 20,000 low-income households with free tax preparation services, resulting in over $35 million in refunds returned to the local economy.

No experience in accounting is required. They will provide all the training you need to become certified and will continue to support you with on-site staff throughout the tax season.

Volunteer Preparer: Volunteers work directly with families to file their tax returns at one of our tax centers. Tax Preparers walk our clients through the tax preparation process and prepare returns using TaxSlayer software. They teach you everything you need to know in a required training (up to 8 hours for new volunteers). After training, volunteers complete an IRS Volunteer Tax Preparer certification test and are ready to start filing returns!

Client Liaison: As the first person a taxpayer encounters, the Client Liaison welcomes clients to the tax center, screens for eligibility and preparedness, collects documents, and assembles the information necessary for the Tax Preparer to complete the tax return in an efficient manner. The Client Liaison plays a critical role in ensuring that clients have a quality experience. Volunteers will participate in a required 2-hour training online.

Translator: 30% of Community Tax Center clients speak only Spanish!  We are in great need of bilingual volunteers to help clients and our volunteer tax preparers communicate effectively. Translators help ensure that the taxpayers understand their tax return and their tax obligations. Volunteers will participate in a required 2-hour training online.