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UMBC VITA Needs Non-Certified Volunteers for Spring 2019

Students and Staff - Give Back to the Baltimore Community!

January 29, 2019 1:26 PM

NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!!

UMBC's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is in need of non-certified volunteers who don't serve as tax preparers, but will work with clients entirely person-to-person, right on campus at the Apartment Community Center (walkable).  

Volunteer responsibilities will involve helping connect low-income Baltimore households to essential financial services like setting up credit union bank accounts, helping them buy savings bonds, and issuing prepaid cards so they avoid check cashing fees. 

STUDENTS CAN EARN ACADEMIC CREDIT, A TRANSCRIPT NOTATION, AND WORK EXPERIENCE

Available through the Shriver Center if volunteering for 30 hours or more this semester, students can register for our 096 Service-Learning practicum to receive a transcript notation. In addition, students can register for SOCY 396 to earn upper level elective credits. Work with clients one-on-one and gain skills in relationship building.

EVERYONE CAN GIVE BACK TO THE BALTIMORE COMMUNITY

Help support a highly-demanded service in your local community! 


INTERESTED?  

Please fill out the form linked below; it can be whatever level of commitment you would like (with the exception of students interested in a transcript notation or academic credit):

https://goo.gl/forms/8VoGcU3pLAVmeqmA2.

For additional information on VITA, please contact Evan Avila at eavila1@umbc.edu or 240-454-4951.

For additional information on the Shriver Center's transcript notation or academic credit, please contact Shirley Carrington atshirleyc@umbc.edu or 410-455-2493.