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Help Low-income, Working Families with their Taxes this Tax Season

Ever wished there was something you could do to help working families get ahead financially? Do you believe that when neighbors help neighbors whole communities can be lifted? Join us! Ladder Up is looking for volunteers to work one-on-one providing tax and financial services for income-eligible households.

Everything we do is made possible or made better, thanks to our volunteers. We need your dedication, skill, and passion for our team of nearly 1400 volunteers who deliver high-quality tax preparation to working people and families totally free of charge.

Why Volunteer With Ladder Up?

*Gain powerful new skills: all training provided, no experience necessary
All the training you need is online and can be done at your own pace. We make it so anyone, regardless of experience level, can serve at a tax site. Plus, the valuable skills you walk away will contribute to your professional growth; volunteers often list their service with Ladder Up on resumes and job applications and we’re happy to verify your service with a potential employer.

*Multiple locations, flexible scheduling
During the tax season, we have 24 open tax sites and offer both evening and weekend hours. You can make an impact in your community in as little as one shift per week from February to April.

*Be part of an experienced team that makes a real impact
Ladder Up tax volunteers have been creating change for over 25 years, serving tens of thousands of families around Illinois and returning over half a billion dollars to working people.
Ready To Make Economic Progress A Reality? Join Us Today!

Our online training will open in Fall 2019. To be updated when our training site opens or for regular volunteer updates, please subscribe to our volunteer mailing list at https://www.tfaforms.com/4635161.

Visit https://www.goladderup.org/get-involv... to learn more about volunteering at Ladder Up. If you have any questions, always feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] or 312-409-1555.

Tax
Why work with Ladder Up

At Ladder Up, we give hardworking people the resources they need to move up the economic ladder, guiding them toward a brighter future through our Tax Assistance Program (TAP), Tax Clinic, and Financial Capability Program

Type of engagement

Transactional

Time commitment

Completion of required training and tests (8 hours), then at least 2 sessions per month during tax season (Feb 1-April 15)

Training and support

Online training is available and consists of several computer-based modules that volunteers can complete at their convenience. One classroom training is required as well and after training, volunteers must pass the IRS VITA exam

  • Training is provided and required

Acquired skills

preparation of tax returns

Skills and resources required

All attorneys are competent to handle this matter after the training provided.

Location

Chicago, IL

Help Low-income, Working Families with their Taxes this Tax Season

Ever wished there was something you could do to help working families get ahead financially? Do you believe that when neighbors help neighbors whole communities can be lifted? Join us! Ladder Up is looking for volunteers to work one-on-one providing tax and financial services for income-eligible households.

Everything we do is made possible or made better, thanks to our volunteers. We need your dedication, skill, and passion for our team of nearly 1400 volunteers who deliver high-quality tax preparation to working people and families totally free of charge.

Why Volunteer With Ladder Up?

*Gain powerful new skills: all training provided, no experience necessary
All the training you need is online and can be done at your own pace. We make it so anyone, regardless of experience level, can serve at a tax site. Plus, the valuable skills you walk away will contribute to your professional growth; volunteers often list their service with Ladder Up on resumes and job applications and we’re happy to verify your service with a potential employer.

*Multiple locations, flexible scheduling
During the tax season, we have 24 open tax sites and offer both evening and weekend hours. You can make an impact in your community in as little as one shift per week from February to April.

*Be part of an experienced team that makes a real impact
Ladder Up tax volunteers have been creating change for over 25 years, serving tens of thousands of families around Illinois and returning over half a billion dollars to working people.
Ready To Make Economic Progress A Reality? Join Us Today!

Our online training will open in Fall 2019. To be updated when our training site opens or for regular volunteer updates, please subscribe to our volunteer mailing list at https://www.tfaforms.com/4635161.

Visit https://www.goladderup.org/get-involv... to learn more about volunteering at Ladder Up. If you have any questions, always feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] or 312-409-1555.

Tax
Why work with Ladder Up

At Ladder Up, we give hardworking people the resources they need to move up the economic ladder, guiding them toward a brighter future through our Tax Assistance Program (TAP), Tax Clinic, and Financial Capability Program

Type of engagement

Transactional

Time commitment

Completion of required training and tests (8 hours), then at least 2 sessions per month during tax season (Feb 1-April 15)

Training and support

Online training is available and consists of several computer-based modules that volunteers can complete at their convenience. One classroom training is required as well and after training, volunteers must pass the IRS VITA exam

  • Training is provided and required

Acquired skills

preparation of tax returns

Skills and resources required

All attorneys are competent to handle this matter after the training provided.

Location

Chicago, IL