Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

2:1 New Volunteer Orientation + Tax Prep Info Session


2:1 New Volunteer Orientation + Tax Prep Info Session

Are you new to New York Cares and want to learn more about our Volunteer Tax Program?

Join us for this Orientation and Tax Program Info session express track. You will receive our regular volunteer orientation and right after learn more in-depth about our volunteer tax program. This information session will explain how to become a certified tax preparer, and where, when, and how you can participate in the tax season. Once trained, volunteers will be asked to commit to a weekly evening, daytime or weekend shift for the tax season. Sites are available in the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens or Brooklyn.

Steps to Putting Money in the Hands of Low-Income New Yorkers:

1. Attend this info session.
2. Become a trained income tax preparer through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
3. From January - April, join us in preparing tax returns for members of New York's underserved communities.


Since 1987, New York Cares has been NYC's premier volunteer organization. We create opportunities for tens of thousands of caring New Yorkers to give their time each year to make an impact on the issues that matter to them most. New York Cares responds to our city's most pressing needs by reaching out to social service agencies, schools, homeless shelters, and other deserving organizations, and mobilizing teams of volunteers to support the work of these Community Partners. Volunteers tutor children, work in food pantries and soup kitchens, provide free tax preparation, revitalize parks and gardens, and much more.