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United Way Suncoast builds stronger communities through volunteerism. We meet critical needs through volunteer service and civic engagement. Our projects make the Suncoast Region a better place to live for everyone.

We inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action.

 

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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

2020 VITA Goodwill Job Connect Tax Preparer (PIN)

Must pass Advanced IRS Tax & Health Savings Account Exams,, complete the Volunteer Standards of Conduct Exam and the Intake/Interview & Quality Review Exam. Complete and successfully certify in tax law training, including the use of electronic filing software, to provide free tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers. Take direction from the Site Coordinator to serve clients in order of walk-in/appointment. Interview client after intake is complete. Prepare tax returns with accuracy. Inform Site Coordinator/Quality Reviewer when return is complete, or questions arise. If you are bilingual, please consider VITA sites that needs bilingual tax preparers. Dress Code: Business Casual. VITA T-shirts will be provided and should be worn while volunteering at a VITA site. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your shift. If you must cancel your shift, please contact the site coordinator immediately. These Ad-Hoc (mobile) site are temporary sites and are only open for a specific day(s) to provide services to the employees of the agency. Please arrive 30 minutes early for your shift to set up

2/14/20 3:00 PM + more

2020 VITA Goodwill Clearwater Tax Preparer (PIN)

Must pass Advanced IRS Tax & Health Savings Account Exams,, complete the Volunteer Standards of Conduct Exam and the Intake/Interview & Quality Review Exam. Complete and successfully certify in tax law training, including the use of electronic filing software, to provide free tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers. Take direction from the Site Coordinator to serve clients in order of walk-in/appointment. Interview client after intake is complete. Prepare tax returns with accuracy. Inform Site Coordinator/Quality Reviewer when return is complete, or questions arise. If you are bilingual, please consider VITA sites that needs bilingual tax preparers. Dress Code: Business Casual. VITA T-shirts will be provided and should be worn while volunteering at a VITA site. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your shift. If you must cancel your shift, please contact the site coordinator immediately. These Ad-Hoc (mobile) site are temporary sites and are only open for a specific day(s) to provide services to the employees of the agency. Please arrive 30 minutes early for your shift to set up

2/15/20 9:00 AM + more

Food Pantry Helpers at Campbell Park [PIN]

In early 2017, Duke Energy Foundation and United Way Suncoast began a partnership committed to the development and sustainability south St. Petersburg’s Campbell Park Neighborhood. There was a need for a one-stop resource center, collaborating with community partners, to provide empowerment services for families working towards long-term financial stability. The Campbell Park Resource Center offers free services the community that includes tax preparation, financial coaching, career readiness, legal advice, family support services, a computer lab and homeowner/contractor resources. In addition, Feeding Tampa Bay has opened a food pantry at the resource center where families can have access to healthy and quality food items. The pantry is open twice per month and we are looking for volunteers to help receive the food delivery and stock the shelves before the families come to shop. Sign up to volunteer and learn about this great neighborhood center!

1/28/20 10:30 AM + more

2020 VITA AirForce MacDill RC Tax Preparer (HIL)

Complete and successfully certify in tax law training, including the use of the electronic filing software, TaxSlayer, to provide free tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers. Must pass the Advanced IRS Tax exam, Health Savings Account Exam (HSA), Volunteer Standards of Conduct Exam, and the Intake/Interview & Quality Review Exam. Must have attended an Orientation provided by United Way Suncoast/IRS. Take direction from the Site Coordinator to serve clients in order of walk-in/appointment. Interview and complete client intake. Prepare tax returns with accuracy. Dress Code: Business Casual. VITA t-shirt will be provided and should be worn while volunteering at a VITA site. When arriving to a site for the first time, come 30 minutes prior to your shift, as the site coordinator needs to create your login into the system. If you need to cancel your shift, you must cancel no later than 48 hours prior.

2/1/20 9:00 AM + more

2020 VITA United Way Suncoast Tampa Tax Preparer (HIL)

Complete and successfully certify in tax law training, including the use of the electronic filing software, TaxSlayer, to provide free tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers. Must pass the Advanced IRS Tax exam, Health Savings Account Exam (HSA), Volunteer Standards of Conduct Exam, and the Intake/Interview & Quality Review Exam. Must have attended an Orientation provided by United Way Suncoast/IRS. Take direction from the Site Coordinator to serve clients in order of walk-in/appointment. Interview and complete client intake. Prepare tax returns with accuracy. Dress Code: Business Casual. VITA t-shirt will be provided and should be worn while volunteering at a VITA site. When arriving to a site for the first time, come 30 minutes prior to your shift, as the site coordinator needs to create your login into the system. If you need to cancel your shift, you must cancel no later than 48 hours prior.

2/7/20 10:00 AM + more

2020 VITA United Way Suncoast Sarasota Tax Preparer (SRQ)

Complete and successfully certify in tax law training, including the use of the electronic filing software, TaxSlayer, to provide free tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers. Must pass the Advanced IRS Tax exam, Health Savings Account Exam (HSA), Volunteer Standards of Conduct Exam, and the Intake/Interview & Quality Review Exam. Must have attended an Orientation provided by United Way Suncoast/IRS. Take direction from the Site Coordinator to serve clients in order of walk-in/appointment. Interview and complete client intake. Prepare tax returns with accuracy. Dress Code: Business Casual. VITA t-shirt will be provided and should be worn while volunteering at a VITA site. When arriving to a site for the first time, come 30 minutes prior to your shift, as the site coordinator needs to create your login into the system. If you need to cancel your shift, you must cancel no later than 48 hours prior.

1/28/20 2:00 PM + more

2020 VITA United Way Suncoast Sarasota Greeter (SRQ)

Must complete the Volunteer Standards of Conduct Exam, the Intake/Interview & Quality Review Exam and attend the Greeter/Screener Webinar. Greet everyone visiting the site to create a pleasant atmosphere. Must screen taxpayers to determine the type of assistance they need and confirm they have the necessary documents to complete their tax returns. Educate clients with various tax savings options and encourage clients to complete the United Way Suncoast Survey. Dress Code: Business Casual. VITA t-shirts will be provided and should be worn while volunteering at a VITA site. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your shift. If you must cancel your shift. If you need to cancel your shift, you must cancel no later than 48 hours prior.

2/4/20 2:00 PM + more

Voluntine's Event at Sugg Middle School [MAN]

Join United Way Suncoast at Sugg Middle School in Manatee County for the 2020 Voluntine's Day of Service project. Volunteers will have the opportunity to support youth education in two ways at this event: Build literacy kits filled with engagement activities for students learning the alphabet Support the youth agriculture program at Sugg Middle School by participating in garden projects. Water and snacks will be provided. This is a great opportunity to volunteer together with family, friends and coworkers. We hope to see you there!

2/8/20 8:30 AM

2020 VITA High Point Family Center Tax Preparer (PIN)

Complete and successfully certify in tax law training, including the use of the electronic filing software, TaxSlayer, to provide free tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers. Must pass the Advanced IRS Tax exam, Health Savings Account Exam (HSA), Volunteer Standards of Conduct Exam, and the Intake/Interview & Quality Review Exam. Must have attended an Orientation provided by United Way Suncoast/IRS. Take direction from the Site Coordinator to serve clients in order of walk-in/appointment. Interview and complete client intake. Prepare tax returns with accuracy. Dress Code: Business Casual. VITA t-shirt will be provided and should be worn while volunteering at a VITA site. When arriving to a site for the first time, come 30 minutes prior to your shift, as the site coordinator needs to create your login into the system. If you need to cancel your shift, you must cancel no later than 48 hours prior.

1/25/20 10:00 AM + more

2020 VITA High Point Family Center Greeter (PIN)

Must complete the Volunteer Standards of Conduct Exam, the Intake/Interview & Quality Review Exam and attend the Greeter/Screener Webinar. Greet everyone visiting the site to create a pleasant atmosphere. Must screen taxpayers to determine the type of assistance they need and confirm they have the necessary documents to complete their tax returns. Educate clients with various tax savings options and encourage clients to complete the United Way Suncoast Survey. Dress Code: Business Casual. VITA t-shirts will be provided and should be worn while volunteering at a VITA site. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your shift. If you must cancel your shift. If you need to cancel your shift, you must cancel no later than 48 hours prior.

1/28/20 6:00 PM + more

Meals On Wheels [HIL]

Volunteers will be working together in a kitchen to put a variety of food cups, and many other things that will later be delivered to the homebound clients. Before signing up for this project by clicking on “Sign up for this project”, any volunteer under the age of 18 will also need to print out a minor release form for this project. The volunteer’s parent or guardian must sign it. Bring the completed form with you to the project. Volunteers must wear closed toe shoes, and pants (no shorts) to work in the kitchen. No tank tops are allowed. PLEASE NOTE: this project relies on a full shift of volunteers to complete the assigned tasks. It is important that you remove yourself from the project if you can no longer attend so someone else has the chance to sign up. Thank you!

1/25/20 9:00 AM + more

New Volunteer Orientation

By attending one of our New Volunteer Orientations, you will gain the basic information you need to serve as an effective volunteer within our community. You can find the next New Volunteer Orientation by visiting the Opportunity Calendar.

2/12/20 6:00 PM + more

 

Manatee Area | 4215 Concept Ct, Bradenton, 34211 | 941.748.1313

Sarasota Area | 1800 2nd Street, Ste. 102, Sarasota, 34236 | 941.366.2686

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