Come volunteer with Ariva’s free tax preparation or financial education programs! Ariva’s clients benefit from the help of more than 150 volunteers every year who prepare free tax returns and guide clients through financial education sessions.
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Tax Preparation Volunteers
Did you know that nearly half of Ariva’s tax clients earned less than $10,000? What a feeling to see someone smile after you helped them get their refund of $5,000… or $6,000… or more! Volunteers prepare free tax returns for low-income New Yorkers and help them get every dollar they are due in refunds and tax credits to help them pay down debt, put food on the table and save.
No previous tax experience is necessary; we will provide you with IRS-sponsored tax training. Volunteers commit to assisting a minimum of 4 days or evenings throughout the tax season.
Ariva staff and clients benefit from the dedication and expertise of over 150 volunteers who support our programs.
Jim Wong is a dedicated volunteer team leader from New York Cares* who has volunteered at Ariva’s South Bronx free tax preparation site for 11 years. Jim is an expert tax preparer and quality reviewer who is very popular with Ariva’s clients.
Jim is famous for his enthusiasm in welcoming and orienting new volunteers. He goes out of his way to make others feel comfortable and he is always the first volunteer to arrive for his Wednesday volunteer shift and the last one to leave at the end of a long day of free tax preparation. Jim is also well known for his generosity and in making sure his volunteers eat well!
Always the altruist, Jim enjoys giving back to the community and feeling good about the people he helps. Jim thinks any volunteer will have an enjoyable and rewarding experience with the clients of Ariva.
I have fond memories of the entire volunteer experience at Ariva for the past eleven years.”
*Ariva works closely with New York Cares to recruit volunteers for our tax program. To learn more about New York Cares’ good work, check out their website at www.newyorkcares.org.