For 15 years, United Way of Central Alabama has helped thousands of low-to-moderate income people each season by preparing and filling their tax returns free of charge, bringing back as much as 2 million dollars of refunds each year. With recent changes to tax laws and expansion of tax credits, the need for this service is bigger than ever.
Join our team and help our neighbors get free trustworthy assistance at tax time to claim the credits they are due and connect with other United Way services that can help them reach their goals.
Tax Greeters welcome customers socially distantly for their drop off appointments and match them with the Tax Preparer who will assist them. Greeters can also help customers who are submitting documents by computer. A brief self-paced training and open book certification is required for greeters, which can be completed in one hour or less.
COVID-19 Precautions: As a Tax Preparation volunteer you will work at the United Way office, with the option to choose whether or not you interact face-to-face with clients. Many clients will submit their documents online without visiting the United Way building. Customers who need to drop off documents in person will be required to wear masks, for a brief socially distant appointment separate from the preparation area, with plexiglass dividers for safety. Volunteers will have a workspace separate from the drop-off area, with individual offices and workstations for safety.