It’s that time again — tax time, that is — and Catholic Charities Community Services is seeking volunteers to help those in need with free tax preparation servics.
Last year, CCCS volunteers completed nearly 900 returns for individuals and families in need throughout Arizona — and the organization has hopes to do even more in 2013.
Volunteers to serve as tax preparers, greeters and site coordinators are needed, and no experience is necessary. All necessary training materials are provided, as CCCS is an IRS-partner Volunteer Income Tax Assistance provider.
The services are offered as part of EmpowerU, a Catholic Charities program to help vulnerable individuals and families to permanently improve their financial situations and achieve long-term prosperity through education, skill and resource building, planning and mentorship.
CCCS helps those of all faiths, backgrounds and abilities and has served Central and Northern Arizona since 1933.
CCCS will begin providing free income tax preparation early this month, so volunteers are needed now. Those interested can contact Diali Avila at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (602) 650-4853.
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