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

Digital 2:1 New Volunteer Orientation + Tax Prep Info Session


Digital 2:1 New Volunteer Orientation + Tax Prep Info Session

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. Volunteer from January - April in preparing tax returns

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.

You will not need to go to a physical location for this digital orientation. To participate, you will need a computer, internet access, and sound capability. Our webinar platform is Adobe Connect. Please check our minimum system requirements here:

If your system is not compatible, you may attend an in-person session.

Link will be sent out to those signed up before the Info Session. Please note that you will need to sign in as a guest, entering your full first and last name when entering the digital meeting room. If you do not enter your full first and last name, your attendance will not be captured. Your New York Cares user name and password will not work on this page.

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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.