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The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program
Is Seeking Volunteers for Next Season

You can bring thousands of dollars into the homes of working families in Lake, Porter, Newton, Pulaski, and Starke Counties. As a volunteer tax preparer, you will be a part of a tremendous effort that brings over $2.1 million into the homes of low-income families and the local economy. This income boost helps families afford winter coats, pay utility bills and even save for homeownership. We can only succeed with volunteers like you!

Please fill out a Volunteer Application or contact a Site Supervisor near you.



General Statement of Duties: Our AmeriCorps Member is responsible for the overall development and coordination of the volunteer program. This includes the facilitation of activities, position and procedure development, coordination of volunteer schedules, and monitoring of volunteer record keeping. The AmeriCorps Member is expected to be an active participant in the agency’s mission, vision, and values. And shall work to ensure consistent, quality services to the agency’s constituents, demonstrate enthusiasm, initiative, and flexibility in assignments and maintain positive working relationships and communication with all agency personnel, will be inclusive, communicative and will
establish themselves as a primary resource to those volunteers they supervise.

Survey agency management to assess needs for volunteer assistance
 Develop position descriptions for volunteer assisgnments
 Coordinate scheduling of volunteers
 Assess volunteer satisfaction and make recommendations for effective use of volunteer resources
 Arrange for and/or conduct volunteer orientation
 Develop volunteer policies, procedures and standards
 Participate in planning and implementing volunteer recognition programs and events
 Maintain records and provide timely data regarding volunteer participation
 Assist in the recruitment of new volunteers in cooperation with Communications and Outreach teams
 Serve as liaison and point of contact for volunteers
 Facilitate communication of pertinent information with volunteers

For information or to apply to be an AmeriCorp Member for NWICA's opportunity or another local opportunity, visit Porter County United Way AmeriCorp Program Applicaiton Portal