Volunteers needed for tax season

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WESTMINSTER — Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) is looking for volunteers to help provide free tax preparation services for low-income residents, senior citizens and people with disabilities, as part of the IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

A volunteer orientation meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 14, from 3 to 5 p.m. at SEVCA's main office, 91 Buck Drive.

SEVCA is recruiting volunteers who are willing and able to commit three to six hours per week from January 27 through April 15, 2020. Although prior tax preparation experience is not necessary, a commitment to class room training and certification is required. As a VITA volunteer, you may choose from several roles and responsibilities depending on what you would like to do. There is a role for you, Greeter, Screener, IRS-certified tax preparer, Quality reviewer, Volunteer recruiter and more.

Training sessions will be held in Westminster during the end of November through January and at your convenience using online IRS self-study training materials provided.

Continuing onsite training and supervision is provided during the tax preparation season.

For more information, contact Leslie Wood at lwood@sevca.org or 802-722-4575, ext. 199.

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