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Online VITA Volunteer ORIENTATION - Earn It! Keep It! Save It!

Learn all of the details about volunteering for Earn It! Keep It! Save It! - a free VITA tax preparation service powered by United Way Bay Area. This orientation will give an overview of the program, walk you through how to register for a tax site on our website, provide details about training, and will leave time for questions. Orientation is highly recommended for new volunteers! Note: These are all ONLINE ONLY orientations, which means that you can simply join us from the comfort of your home or office! After you register for an orientation, click the link shown under the "Address" section of your confirmation email and follow the instructions for joining the webinar! More information about volunteering can be found at https://earnitkeepitsaveit.org/new-volunteer/.

San Francisco, CA

12/6/19 12:00 PM + more

Career Exploration Event – Job Shadowing (Deloitte)

UWBA is partnering with San Francisco Public School District to host 10 students at Deloitte’s office for a 2-hour volunteer experience. Students will receive a tour, solve a company challenge and network. Volunteers from Deloitte will lead the activities, tour, and prepare challenges for each group of students to solve. Students participating are enrolled in a semester-long career pathways course.

San Francisco, CA

12/6/19 1:30 PM

Winter Wonderland

The holidays are a busy time of year for everyone – and for families struggling with poverty, this season can be extra challenging to make ends meet. United Way Bay Area’s Emerging Leader’s group will host an annual event to provide 50-100 youth with gifts for the holidays or birthdays. The event is just a month away and we need your passion, energy, and generosity more than ever. This year, in partnership with Oakland Raider’s star safety Johnathan Abram and the UWBA, we bring Winter Wonderland to the Union City Kids’ Zone. Volunteers will help to manage family activities, registration, and set-up/teardown. If you are unable to volunteer, there is an opportunity to sponsor a child’s wish list. Corporate groups are invited to host wrap parties and adopt additional wish lists. The event will include food and activities for the volunteers and families. Corporate attendance not required, and sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Union City, CA

12/10/19 5:30 PM

Sacred Heart Community Service (VITA & DIY-Taxes)

DAYS OF OPERATION: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from Jan. 21, 2020 through Apr. 30, 2020. SHIFT TIMES: - Tuesday 2PM - 6PM (early shift) - Tuesday 4PM - 8PM (late shift) - Thursday 2PM - 6PM (early shift) - Thursday 4PM - 8PM (late shift) - Sunday 10AM - 2PM (early shift) - Sunday 12PM - 4PM (late shift) - Simply choose ONE of the above shifts that you can do on a weekly basis! If you can do multiple shifts, that's great but not required. - We have overlapping shifts so that we have enough volunteer staff coverage to: cover our volume of appointments and allow volunteers to take breaks. ROLES / LANGUAGES NEEDED: We want you to join us as a volunteer tax preparer, greeter / intake specialist, or translator (Spanish)! Additionally, our site is looking for a couple more volunteers that can certify in Foreign Student Certification -- this is NOT a requirement to volunteer at our site, but if you're up for it, it would definitely be helpful to have since we see some foreign students (being near several colleges and all). SPECIAL CLOSURE DATES: Not open on 2/16, 3/31 and 4/12 due to President's Day holiday weekend, Cesar Chavez holiday, and Easter respectively. GOOGLE MAP: 1381 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95110. SITE COORDINATORS / LEADERS: Magesh Jayapandian, Judi Vera, John Wills, John Thatcher, Marcy Taylor, Niranjan Nilakantan. NOTE ABOUT SHIFT ABSENCES: If you need to miss a couple of our shifts (due to pre-planned vacations, family obligations, work, sick), that is okay! Just be sure to let us know in advance since our entire staff is made up of volunteers and we need to make sure we have enough coverage. About Sacred Heart Community Service Sacred Heart Community Service (SHCS) brings our community together to address poverty in Silicon Valley. Through a comprehensive array of community organizing committees, mutual support programs, and resources, we are working together to improve our lives. Our vision is a community united to ensure that every child and adult is free from poverty. We have been participating in the local Earn It! Keep It! Save It! tax coalition for 10 years (this upcoming season will be our 10th tax season)! We look forward to having you join us as we work to help more local community members with free tax preparation! If you have any questions, please hit the "Click to email this contact" link below to shoot me (Adriana) an email. FIRST: Sign up for this site. To sign up for our site as a volunteer, simply click on the "+ or -" sign next to the first operating day below (for the day/time of the week that you want to do). For example, if you only want to volunteer on Thursdays from 4-8pm, click on the "+/-" symbol next to the first Thursday 4-8pm date. Then click on the "Sign Up" button! You will automatically be added to all of the shifts for that specific day/time of the week. After signing up, you should receive an email confirmation! NEXT: Sign up for training. EXPERIENCED / RETURNING: GO HERE. FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS: SIGN UP HERE. You can read more about the exact steps for becoming certified as a tax volunteer here: http://earnitkeepitsaveit.org/training. Simply choose the type of volunteer you are and follow the steps!

San Jose, CA

1/21/20 2:00 PM + more

Building Skills Partnership - San Jose (VITA)

DAYS OF OPERATION: Saturdays from Jan. 25, 2020 through Apr. 11, 2020 SHIFT TIMES: - 9:30AM - 11AM (early morning) - 11AM - 12:30PM (midday) - 1PM - 2:30PM (early afternoon) - 2:30PM - 4PM (late afternoon) - Simply choose ONE of the above shifts that you can do on a weekly basis! If you can do multiple (or all) shifts, that's great but not required. ROLES / LANGUAGES NEEDED: We are looking for volunteer tax preparers, greeters / intake specialists, translators, and a savings champion (who would be in charge of helping taxpayers sign up for the savings raffle)! We especially need volunteers who can speak Spanish. This is NOT a requirement to volunteer at this site, but the majority of our clients speak Spanish. SPECIAL CLOSURE DATES: Not open on 2/15 due to holiday weekend. GOOGLE MAP: 1010 Ruff Dr, San Jose, CA 95110. SITE COORDINATOR / LEADER: Gabriela Berumen. NOTE ABOUT SHIFT ABSENCES: If you need to miss a couple of our shifts (due to pre-planned vacations, family obligations, work, sick), that is okay! Just be sure to let us know in advance since our entire staff is made up of volunteers and we need to make sure we have enough coverage. About Building Skills Partnership Building Skills Partnership (BSP) is a statewide non-profit whose mission is to improve the quality of life of building service workers and their families across the state of California by providing access to education, workplace development opportunities, and much more! Through our Financial Capability program, we offer financial capability classes, community workshops, financial coaching, and free tax preparation services (VITA). BSP has been participating in the local Earn It! Keep It! Save It! tax coalition for 4+ years! We look forward to having you join us as we work to help more local community members with free tax preparation! If you have any questions, please hit the "Click to email this contact" link below to shoot me (Gabby) an email. FIRST: Sign up for this site! To sign up for our site as a volunteer, simply click on the "+ or -" sign next to the first operating day below (for the shift time that you want to do). For example, if you only want to volunteer on Saturday at 11am, click on the "+/-" symbol next to the first Saturday 11am date. Then click on the "Sign Up" button! You will automatically be added to all of the shifts for that specific day/time of the week. After signing up, you should receive an email confirmation! NEXT: Sign up for training (BOOKMARK THESE LINKS). EXPERIENCED / RETURNING VOLUNTEERS: GO HERE. FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS: SIGN UP HERE. You can read more about the exact steps for becoming certified as a tax volunteer here: http://earnitkeepitsaveit.org/training. Simply choose the type of volunteer you are and follow the steps!

San Jose, CA

1/25/20 9:30 AM + more

Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment (VITA)

DAYS OF OPERATION: all Saturdays from Jan. 25, 2020 through Apr. 11, 2020. SHIFT TIME: 10AM - 1PM. ROLES/LANGUAGES NEEDED: We are looking for volunteer tax preparers! If you can speak Spanish, that is helpful but not required at our site. GOOGLE MAP: 1897 Alum Rock Ave #35, San Jose, CA 95116. SITE COORDINATOR: Carlos Casas. NOTE ABOUT SHIFT ABSENCES: If you need to miss a couple of our shifts (due to pre-planned vacations, family obligations, work, sick), that is okay! Just be sure to let us know in advance since our entire staff is made up of volunteers and we need to make sure we have enough coverage. About Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice & Empowerment Amigos has been participating in the local Earn It! Keep It! Save It! tax coalition for 5+ years! We look forward to having you join us as we work to help more local community members with free tax preparation! If you have any questions, please hit the "Click to email this contact" link below to shoot us an email. FIRST: Sign up for this site. To sign up for our site as a volunteer, simply click on the "+ or -" sign next to our first operating day below and then click on the "Sign Up" button! You will automatically be added to all of those shifts for the entire season. After signing up, you should receive an email confirmation! NEXT: Sign up for training. EXPERIENCED / RETURNING VOLUNTEERS: GO HERE. FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS: SIGN UP HERE. You can read more about the exact steps for becoming certified as a tax volunteer here: http://earnitkeepitsaveit.org/training. Simply choose the type of volunteer you are and follow the steps!

San Jose, CA

1/25/20 9:45 AM + more

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center (VITA)

DAYS OF OPERATION: Mondays and Wednesdays from Jan. 27, 2020 through Apr. 15, 2020. SHIFT TIMES: - Monday 4PM - 8PM. - Wednesday 4PM - 8PM. - Simply choose ONE of the above shifts that you can do on a weekly basis! If you can do both shifts, that's great but not required. ROLES / LANGUAGES NEEDED: We need volunteer tax preparers! GOOGLE MAP: 1848 Bay Rd, East Palo Alto, CA 94303. SITE COORDINATOR: Alex Nerguizian. NOTE ABOUT SHIFT ABSENCES: If you need to miss a couple of our shifts (due to pre-planned vacations, family obligations, work, sick), that is okay! Just be sure to let us know in advance since our entire staff is made up of volunteers and we need to make sure we have enough coverage. About Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center has been participating in the local Earn It! Keep It! Save It! tax coalition for 5+ years! Our site team is small but mighty, helping ~250 taxpayers each tax season, by appointment. We look forward to having you join us as we work to help more local community members with free tax preparation! If you have any questions, please hit the "Click to email this contact" link below to shoot me (Alex) an email. FIRST: Sign up for this site. To sign up for our site as a volunteer, simply click on the "+ or -" sign next to the first operating day below (for the day of the week that you want to do). For example, if you only want to volunteer on Wednesdays from 4-8pm, click on the "+/-" symbol next to the first Wednesday 4-8pm date. Then click on the "Sign Up" button! You will automatically be added to all of the shifts for that specific day/time of the week. After signing up, you should receive an email confirmation! NEXT: Sign up for training. EXPERIENCED / RETURNING: (link coming soon). FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS: (link coming soon). You can read more about the exact steps for becoming certified as a tax volunteer here: http://earnitkeepitsaveit.org/training. Simply choose the type of volunteer you are and follow the steps!

East Palo Alto, CA

1/27/20 4:00 PM + more

VITA @ Tri-Valley Career Center

Tri-Valley Career Center is a bustling and professional free tax preparation site open each Wednesday during the tax season. The site sees a diverse group of clients. Volunteers are needed for two shifts, either morning (10 am to 2 pm) or afternoon (2 pm to 6 pm). Volunteers who are fluent in a second language are always needed. There is ample parking in the lot nearby. Training for this site is held in Dublin on January 11th, 18th, and 25th, more information about training will be available after you register!

Dublin, CA

1/29/20 10:00 AM + more

VITA @ 4Cs (EKS)

4Cs hosts VITA with clients every Thursday night during the tax season from 5 pm to 8:30 pm. The site serves many families with children and is especially in need of Spanish speaking volunteers, tax preparers, greeters, and intake volunteers. There is ample parking at the Hayward location. Volunteers at this site generally take advantage of the training at Cal State East Bay the first three Saturdays in January. More information will be available after you register.

Hayward, CA

1/30/20 5:00 PM + more