Volunteer opportunity description

Grow Brooklyn is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the assets and maintaining the financial security of New York residents. It is with this mission that we recognized the opportunity over 16 years ago to start a Free Tax Prep Program for the underserved Brooklyn residents. As Brooklyn’s largest noncommercial tax provider, we have grown to cover most of central Brooklyn along with southern Brooklyn. This is, in large part, thanks to our volunteer tax preparers. NYC Free Tax Prep sites are operated by community-based organizations in partnership with the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DWCP).

Volunteer Tax Preparers will be tasked with completing high quality tax returns for low- and middle-income Brooklynites. Our ideal tax preparer would have a high interest and motivation for building on their tax preparation experience but tax preparation experience is not necessary. We provide training! The preparer should also have a passion for helping the members of our community who need it most. Most of all, our volunteers should be able to practice patience, good customer service skills, and have a great sense of humor! This is a great opportunity to build valuable work experience, meet new friends, and help people who need it.

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Requirements for volunteers include:

  1. Completion of the IRS 2019 Link and Learn VITA Certification, found here (by the end of November 2019): https://www.linklearncertification.com/d/
  2. Training sessions run by Grow Brooklyn or our various partners
  3. Commitment to their chosen shift for the 13-week tax season. (3-6 hours perweek)



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About the organization

Grow Brooklyn

Zade Haobsh
Director of Operations, Free Tax Program
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