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2021 VITA @ Tri-Valley Career Center

2021: VITA @ Tri-Valley Career Center Help us as a tax volunteer for the upcoming tax season! If you have already attended a volunteer orientation, go ahead and click on "Express Interest" below if our site works with your schedule. If not, please attend an orientation first before signing up for this site to learn what the tax volunteer program is all about! Site details: - -Volunteering runs from 1/27/2021 - 4/14/2021 -This site is operating 3 models: socially-distanced in-person face to face tax prep, drop-off/pickup with remote preparation, and Facilitated Self Assistance with remote prepration. -The in-person and drop off/pickup services are on Wednesday and Saturday with two shifts available: 10am-2pm and 2pm-6pm -Let me know what day of the week / time works best for you! - Site is located at 6300 Village Parkway Ste 100 Dublin, CA 94568

Dublin, CA

1/27/21 10:00 AM

Offer Resume Advice with Job Seekers!

Are you comfortable sharing your resume tips and tricks? Do you enjoy helping people to brainstorm their highlights? United Way Bay Area is partnering with various Career Pathway programs to host a Resume Writing and Interview Tips session Figuring out a career path is hard for most people (especially youth of color) and systemic barriers make it even more difficult to expand their network to gain careers and important advice. Our UWBA team created this opportunity to engage young adults in a thoughtful experience with various professionals in all industries. This activity will enable youth to see various resume styles, improve their resume, learn format best practices, and ask questions in Zoom break-out rooms. Objectives: Volunteers are matched one-to-one with attendees to edit, revise, and offer advice on their (1) resume's strengths and opportunities for improvements (2) best practices on resumes for various industries and (3) ability to meet volunteers from different companies/departments. How: Volunteers will use the share screen feature and have a conversation on updating resumes and structure best practices. Clients without a resume, will use a resume builder to create their first resumes. Volunteers will also share experiences with youth interested in their career field for a Q&A about interview best practices, discuss career path, industry insights, and other applicant tracking systems. This opportunity is open for sponsorship. Please express interest if you are looking to sponsor a workshop. Dates: January (other dates TBD) Volunteer Orientation: All volunteers will attend a 45 minute training where they will learn best practices of resume editing, use of a template resume, and other tips proofreading # of volunteers: 10-15 per shift Qualifications: Non-traditional educational backgrounds and career roadmaps preferred. All career levels, ages, backgrounds, industries and demographics welcomed. Experience in recruiting, HR, or as a hiring manager is beneficial, but not required. Resources: Volunteers should have a job or business, computer access and reliable internet. If you have entry-level job opportunities please send them to volunteer@uwba.org to be shared with our participants 18+. Once you express interest below, we will send you an email with the next steps and Zoom/or Hopin info. Put your resume writing skills to good use...help those with barriers to employment write their first or fiftenth resume! Thank you for your interest and don't hesitate to reach out with questions on sponsoring a Career Exploration activity for your group.

Virtual Opportunity (Virtual)

2/11/21 3:00 PM

2021 VITA @ Arriba Juntos

Help us as a tax volunteer for the upcoming tax season! If you have already attended a volunteer orientation, go ahead and click on "Express Interest" below if our site works with your schedule. If not, please attend an orientation first before signing up for this site to learn what the tax volunteer program is all about! Site details: - Dates of operation: January 4 - April 15 - Days/hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 5pm - Site will be offering drop-off and virtual tax services - We are looking for volunteers to help with on-site tax preparation. Let me know what day of the week / time works best for you to help us! - Address: 1850 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

San Francisco, CA

Through 4/15/21

2021: VITA @ Sacred Heart Community Service

Help us as a tax volunteer for the upcoming tax season! If you have already attended a volunteer orientation, go ahead and click on "Express Interest" below if our site works with your schedule. If not, please attend an orientation first before signing up for this site to learn what the tax volunteer program is all about! Site details: - Volunteering begins Jan 19th and ends April 15th. - Site will be offering limited drop-off services in-person for tax clients. Most clients will be dropping documents off in-person. - Volunteers will be needed for in-person help, as well as virtual /remote. - Let me know what day of the week / time works best for you to help us! - Especially need volunteers that can speak Spanish! - Our new address: 1381 South First Street, San Jose, 95110.

San Jose, CA

Through 4/15/21

2021 VITA @ Community Action Marin

Help us as a tax volunteer for the upcoming tax season! If you have already attended a volunteer orientation, go ahead and click on "Express Interest" below if our site works with your schedule. If not, please attend an orientation first before signing up for this site to learn what the tax volunteer program is all about! Site details: - Dates of operation: January 29 - April 9 - Days/hours: Fridays, 9am - 4pm - Especially need volunteers that can speak Spanish! - Address: 555 Northgate Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903 Volunteer Roles: - VITA Greeter (in-person) - VITA General Volunteer (in-person) - VITA Translator (in-person) - VITA Tax Preparer (virtual)

San Rafael, CA

Through 4/9/21

2021: VITA @ Puertas Abiertas Community Resource Center

Help us as a tax volunteer for the upcoming tax season! If you have already attended a volunteer orientation, go ahead and click on "Express Interest" below if our site works with your schedule. If not, please attend an orientation first before signing up for this site to learn what the tax volunteer program is all about! Site details: - Volunteering begins in February and ends in April (final dates To-Be-Announced). - Site will be offering limited drop-off services in-person for tax clients. Most clients will be dropping documents off virtually. - Let me know what day of the week / time works best for you to help us! - Especially need volunteers that can speak Spanish! - Our new address: 952 Napa Street, Napa, CA 94559

Napa, CA

Through 4/15/21

2021 VITA @ SSA- Enterprise Office

2021: VITA @ Alameda County Social Service Agence Office Help us as a tax volunteer for the upcoming tax season! If you have already attended a volunteer orientation, go ahead and click on "Express Interest" below if our site works with your schedule. If not, please attend an orientation first before signing up for this site to learn what the tax volunteer program is all about! Site details: - -Volunteering runs from 2/1/2021 - 4/15/2021 - Site will be offering in person services to tax clients, on Monday & Weds: 5:30pm – 8:30pm -Site will be offering drop off/pickup only service on Saturdays 10am-2pm - Tax preperation however will be in-person / on-site, (without the taxpayer present) Monday through Friday during office hours. -Let me know what day of the week / time works best for you! - SIte is located at 8477 Enterprise Way, Oakland, CA 94621

Oakland, CA

Through 4/15/21

No Sew Blankets

A blanket is comfort and can bring warmth and joy to someone battling illness in the hospital, braving cold days, and working through tough situations. By taking your time to craft this blanket, the person who receives this will not only receive the comfort of warmth, but the comfort of knowing you and others are bringing care and kindness to our community. Help us to create 50-100 no sew blankets for partners who serve clients who are currently suffering from homelessness. With impacts of Covid and the fires, we have had requests from many populations who could use more comfort during these times. No-Sew Blanket Volunteer Project Instructions Supplies Needed: 2 pieces of equal length fleece fabric (suggested length: 1.5 yd) You will need 2 pieces of equal length fabric in 2 different designs (one for each side of your blanket!) Fabric scissors Ruler Pen or other writing utensil Check out this video for how it would go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTL6bEz8y5c. Steps to get you started: Determine your budget by figuring out the # of volunteers and the # of blanket's you'd like to make. Email Anton at atimms@uwba.org and let him know you'd like to do a DIY Blanket No Sew opportunity or if you'd like to sponsor the opportunity for your team. If you are looking for UWBA to coordinate the logistics, please request a sponsorship for a proposal. Work with UWBA to purchase desired fleece fabric at any craft store or online.Also, determine what other supplies are needed to mail individual kits to everyone on your team. Work independently or gather your team of volunteers (friends, family, coworkers—anyone!) in a workspace or virtually for the opportunity. Why We Need Your Help: United Way Bay Area aids the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) as well as the Emergency Assistance Network (EAN) of Santa Clara County. These programs are in place to give to individuals in need of basic food and shelter, financial assistance, or emergency services. The blankets will go toward supplying materials to these programs and brightening the day of those being cared for. This project is still developing and we're happy to hear more about how you can help us to make 50 blankets. We are looking for people or groups to sponsor this opportunity or those who can donate or purchase material for the blankets. If that sounds like you, please contact atimms@uwba.org for more details. Thank you for your supportive volunteer work!

Through 1/24/21

EKS/VITA - Tax Prep Volunteer for GetYourRefund.org

To all of our tax volunteers-- If you volunteered at a one of our tax sites last year or in a previous year, please prioritize helping out at that site! If your VITA site will temporarily be closed for the upcoming tax season OR if you simply want to help out an additional site, consider helping out with our GetYourRefund.org online operation! All volunteering with the UWBA GetYourRefund team will be remote. We will provide more information in mid-December and training to all GetYourRefund volunteers in January. This specific role of Tax Prep Volunteer will involve you engaging with the taxpayers that have already completed the intake sheet remotely and uploaded their documents to our secure cloud. Your role will be to engage with the taxpayer and prepare their tax return. Training will be provided. Requirements for the Tax Prep Volunteer role: - Must have completed at least one of the following IRS VITA certifications (Advanced, Qualified Experienced Volunteer, or Circular 230 for Tax Professionals). - Must be an experienced / returning volunteer to the VITA program. - Must be able to volunteer regularly from February 1st through April 15th. - Great with people and customer service. - Must be comfortable using technology, a computer, and the internet. - Must have a computer at home with internet access and be able to follow set privacy/confidentiality/security guidelines. - Computer must have a microphone (internal OR external - both are acceptable). - Attendance at the GetYourRefund volunteer training in January will be mandatory (dates/times still To-Be-Determined) -- you must already be IRS-certified by the training date as we will only be training folks who have completed their VITA certification. Helpful but not required: - Can speak a second language (like Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, Farsi)

Through 4/15/21