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Auburn Gresham Volunteer Tax Preparer Training

Do more than make it through the winter—make a difference.

Auburn Gresham needs you! The Center for Economic Progress is looking for volunteers interested in building skills, meeting new people, and working one-on-one with low-income families to help them move toward financial security.

To volunteer at a tax preparation site:

  • No experience is necessary—choose a position to fit your current skills or learn something new.
  • All trainings are provided; classes run in January.
  • Volunteers are asked to donate 20 hours between January and April.
  • About 30 community sites are available throughout Illinois. 

Volunteer positions available as…

  • Tax preparers: Work one-on-one with clients to file federal and state tax returns and provide counseling on tax credits and forms.
  • Money management assistants: Provide guidance to tax site clients on direct deposit options and savings products. 
  • Tax site assistants: Perform essential non-tax-preparation activities, including client greeting and screening, translating and/or administrative duties. 

See why over 1,200 volunteers dedicated last winter to serving 30,000 families statewide. Register to volunteer, view training schedules and find a site near you at   

For more details on signing up as an Auburn Gresham volunteer, please contact:

Michelle Thomas
Volunteer Services Assistant
Center for Economic Progress
29 E. Madison Street, Suite 900
Chicago, Illinois 60602
(312) 252-0280 x250 Tel
(312) 252-0285 Fax

Keywords: Free Tax Preparation, VITA, Volunteers

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