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Citizen Forester

Location
Multiple Locations
AZ 
Zone:
City Wide
Description:

Are you interested in creating a greener City of Phoenix? In 2010 The City of Phoenix adopted the Tree and Shade Master Plan that laid out the vision of a healthier, more livable and prosperous Phoenix through the investment in the urban forest. Volunteer as a Citizen Forester and become a tree advocate for your community. Citizen Foresters educate the community on the importance of trees while providing assistance for the proper planting and care of the trees throughout the city.
Volunteer as a Citizen Forester and Plant a Solution.

Volunteer Type:
     Youth (ages 17 and under), Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+), Families
Department:
     City Manager Office



Computer Aide Juniper Library

Location
1825 W. Union Hills Dr
Phoenix, AZ  85027
Zone:
Council District 2
Description:

Phoenix Public Library is seeking a Computer Aide to assist community members using Library computers, printers, copiers, scanners and fax machines. Computer Aides should have a background and interest in working with computers, both hardware and software. They will also assist the public in signing on to public computers as well as accessing Wi-Fi on their personal computers, tablets and other electronic devices.

Minimum Age:
     18
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64)
Commitment:
     Weekly
Department:
     Library



Court Connectors

Location
AZ 
Zone:
City Wide
Description:

Would you like to be at the center of the action at the Phoenix Municipal Court?  Do you enjoy helping people find the services they need?  The city's Municipal Court is seeking energetic, positive, customer-service oriented volunteers to welcome and assist guests at the Court Information Booth on the first floor of the Municipal Court.

Service hours are available Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 12 Noon.  You may choose  a 2- or 4-hour shift commitment.
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+)
Commitment:
     Weekly
Department:
     Municipal Court



Description:

Are you passionate about the environment? Would you like to make a difference? The Phoenix Public Works Department is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to greet residents and take surveys at 9 household hazardous waste (HHW) & electronics collection events. These two-day events (Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. - noon) are held monthly at various locations throughout the city. Volunteers will not come into contact with any materials brought to the event.
Minimum Age:
     18
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+)
Commitment:
     Monthly
Department:
     Public Works



Description:

The VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing and e-filing their own tax returns. Volunteers receive free training to prepare basic tax returns. No prior tax preparation experience is required. During the 2017-2018 tax season, our volunteers at 17 VITA sites assisted over 4,200 households who received over $6.2 million in tax refunds.

There are many different volunteer positions available with the VITA program:

TAX PREPARER - Prepares basic tax returns. Volunteers will receive free classroom or online training offered in November and December to become IRS Certified Tax Preparers. We recommend volunteers who have no prior tax experience attend our classroom training. Tax professionals volunteering for VITA in this role may be eligible for Continued Education Credits.

GREETER - Greets taxpayers and helps them to check into the VITA site. Training will take place in January.

SCREENER - Screens taxpayer's documents prior to them meeting with the tax preparer. Training will take place in January.

SITE COORDINATOR - Provides general VITA site management and coordinates the volunteer coverage. Answers tax law and TaxSlayer software questions. Site Coordinators must obtain advanced tax law certification, at the minimum. Training for this position begins in November.

INTERPRETER - Assisting with tax preparation by providing interpretation services for VITA clients in either American Sign Language, Chinese or Spanish.

TAX LAW INSTRUCTOR / ASSISTANT - Instructs tax law and tax preparation software. A sound knowledge of basic tax law and adult learning is necessary for Instructors and preferred for Assistants. Training takes place in October and November.

QUALIFICATIONS
* Ability to work as a volunteer one shift per week (4hours), totaling 30 hours from mid-January to mid-April
* Strong verbal and communication skills
* Good interpersonal skill and comfortable working with a wide range of people
* Committed to strengthening families by increasing their self-sufficiency
* Provide 24-hour cancellation notice when unable to volunteer at your site
Minimum Age:
     16
Volunteer Type:
     Adult (18 - 64), Older Adult (65+)
Commitment:
     Weekly
Department:
     Human Services, VITA