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Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed for Free Tax Preparation

The New Haven Economic Security Coalition, in partnership with Mayor DeStefano, Jr., is looking for volunteers to prepare low-wage earners' taxes at no cost to them. Last year the coalition and the Mayor’s Office brought over $1 million in returns and tax credits to New Haven residents and they need your help to do this again. Starting on January 15 and running through April 15, 2006, they will again open the doors of free, volunteer income-tax assistance (VITA) sites in the city. If you are interested, please contact Laura O'Keefe, lokeefe@caanh.net, (203) 387-7700, ext. 237.

NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY, SO....

-Learn a new skill and help others!

- Volunteers must commit to four hours one night per week or Saturday afternoons

for the duration of the tax season: January through April 15.

- All volunteers are required to undergo training on a computer tax

program and tax law.

- Spanish speakers especially needed.

- FREE DINNER INCLUDED

The coalition emphasizes connecting eligible individuals with tax credits, like the valuable Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and offers financial literacy and asset-building seminars to help working families prepare for the future.

The coalition is always seeking new partners to help increase public awareness of the free tax preparation program and EITC. If you want to join the coalition, drum up volunteers, or help market information about the program to the public, please contact Laura O'Keefe (see info. above).