Support Our Financial Empowerment Clinics!
Bissell Centre is looking for friendly people to make our Make Tax Time Pay Clinics possible.
This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet new people, learn more about filing taxes and applying for benefits, develop new skills, and make a REAL difference in the community.
Make Tax Time Pay Clinics
One of the most effective ways to boost the income of low-income individuals and families is through tax filing and connecting them to benefits. Many low income families receive a significant income boost—up to 30%—from their tax return.
To this end, Bissell Centre offers free tax preparation and benefits navigation support throughout the year to low-income individuals and families in the Edmonton area.
Is This Volunteer Opportunity Right for You?
- No prior tax preparation experience is necessary—we provide a simple, one-time training session
- Have basic computer skills
- Want to make an immediate difference in the community
- Positive and enthusiastic, and enjoys meeting new people
- Available a minimum of 1 Monday per month from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Clinics run from March to December.
What Do Make Tax Time Pay Volunteer Do?
Volunteers in this role provide free, basic tax return preparation to eligible, lower income service users, as well as provide information on government benefits, subsidies and community programs, assist participants to fill out application forms, and encourage the people they serve.
This is a critical opportunity to engage with vulnerable people and offer benefits and community contacts.
All training is provided by Bissell Centre.
I volunteer to give back to a community that was there for me. To also put smiles on the faces of others.
– Constance, Bissell Volunteer
About our Financial Empower Services
Financial Empowerment is essential to improving the lives of low income Canadians. The services we offer include:
- Financial literacy education
- One-on-one financial coaching
- Support to open Registered Education Savings Plans
- Assistance with tax filing and accessing government benefits
- Support to access basic banking
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program, and offered in partnership with Prosper Canada, E4C, and the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women.
Need more information? Please contact Amanda Power at 780.423.2285 ext. 134 or firstname.lastname@example.org.