Monday, May 9, 2016

Maryland Community Fellows Program

Position Description: 
  • Research and become knowledgeable about the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, tax laws, tax credits (Earned Income Tax Credit), and savings bonds.
    • Promote VITA and financial education programs on-site and throughout the community
    • Update tax preparation brochures and flyers and create additional site advertisements for VITA outreach campaign.
    • Conduct community outreach and increase participation among target families.

  • Fellows must be certified at the IRS Intermediate level, at the minimum. Some sites require Site Manager Certification (this will be offered to Fellows once admitted into the program depending on site preference and Fellow experience).
  • Work with the CAA to implement a VITA site during tax season. 
    • Support volunteer recruitment and assist with administration of VITA program.
    • Greet tax customers and assist them in understanding and completing forms, applications and other documents required for VITA or to access public/private resources and services.
    • Screen customers for eligibility of services and provide tax preparation.
  • Implement financial education services through workshops and individual appointments.