Volunteer Opportunities

UWGC_logo Help families in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana file their taxes, claim credits, and get the refunds they’ve earned.
We offer:

No previous experience is necessary.  We ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of 12 hours during tax season, January 23- April 15.

Here’s How:

Step 1: Sign Up  MWP-arrow

  • Complete a signup form
  • Attend an optional one hour Volunteer Information Session. BRING A FRIEND! (click on the date to register; additional dates are being scheduled) 
    • Oct 18   5:30 p.m.| Center for Employment Training, 601 Washington Street, Newport KY.
    • Oct 27   5:30 p.m.| United Way of Greater Cincinnati, 2400 Reading Rd.  Cincinnati, OH.
    • Nov 3    6:30 p.m. | Ohio Means Jobs Butler County, 4631 Dixie Hwy, Fairfield, OH.
    • Nov 12  9:30 a.m. | American Red Cross, 211 Dana Ave, Cincinnati, OH.
    • Nov 15  5:30 p.m. | Kentucky Career Center 8020 Veterans Memorial Drive, Florence, KY.
    • Dec 10   9:00 a.m. | Center for Employment Training, 601 Washington Street, Newport KY.
  • Learn more about the volunteer tax preparer roles and responsibilities here.
  • Overall list of sites needing volunteers is here.

Step 2: Train

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Step 3: Certify

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  • Volunteer certifications required are:
    • Volunteer standards of conduct
    • Intake and quality review
    • Advanced or basic tax preparer
  • All certifications are documented after completing tests at the link and learn site.
  • Please print out Form 13615 from the certification site and bring with you when you volunteer.
  • Testing site
  • Certification tutorial (pdf)
  • Let us know! Please email us to let us know you have completed your certification. (Name, phone, certification test completed (basic, advanced, military, health savings accounts)

Step 4: Schedule

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  • Tax Volunteer Center allows you to schedule yourself for training and shows your current schedule.
  • We will periodically email you the locations needing volunteers.
  • On tax day: Please arrive 20 minutes prior to the start of the tax session. Bring
    • Photo ID,
    • Your workbooks, and handouts and reference materials
    • Form 13615 (volunteer agreement)
    • Intake and Quality Review completion page.
  • Bad weather: If heavy snowstorms are expected, dial 2-1-1 to find out if your tax site will be open.
  • If you are scheduled and must cancel, please contact the site coordinator.

Advanced Resources and Links

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sidearrow  Online  Volunteer Training Guide here.

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