Year round Income Tax Volunteer

(Home for Life South Georgian Bay, Collingwood - Campbell St)

Position ID: V-CWD0368 Last Modified: 23 Jun 2021 Last Full Update: 08 Jun 2021
Opportunity Details
CommentsCOVID-19 Update
Currently not running volunteer programs due to COVID-19 Pandemic, call or email for updates.
ContactPatty Federer, Volunteer Services Coordinator, Home For Life; Phone: 705-444-0040 ext 149; Email:
DutiesAssisting seniors who may not have filed a tax return by tax deadline and who do not have the financial means to pay for this help. This volunteer position would be on an 'as needed' and 'when available to assist seniors throughout the year who may have CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) questions. If needed, training could be provided by local professional accounting firm. This volunteer position is not to complete tax returns during tax season.
BenefitsIt supports our elderly population with important and accurate knowledge to live their lives to the fullest by avoiding the fear of financial repercussions for not knowing CRA regulations.  
Being a volunteer demonstrates the number one 'soft skill' potential employers are looking for - a good attitude. It adds to your resume to increase your experience in this field of work. All volunteers benefit from being a volunteer by knowing they are making a difference in someone's life. This feeling of personal satisfaction translates into all areas of your life and increases confidence.
ClientsElderly population without financial means to pay for tax expertise and possibly missing CRA benefits they might be eligible for.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Post-secondary students ; Individuals ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestCommunity / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Finance / Cash Handling
Skills/ExperienceAccounting & Finance ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Background in bookkeeping/accounting are important but tax training is available
Commitment LengthShort Term (3 months or less) - it is an ; flexibility in coordinating your availability with each individual request
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours3 / Year
Dates and Timesscheduling will be done by the volunteer and individual requesting help
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityUnknown ; will depend on where individuals needing assistance meet with the volunteer
LocationHome For Life office and/or individual's home
Number of PositionsSimcoe County: 4 individual(s) 
4 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided ; Training is required - minimum basic book keeping/accounting required
TransportationDriver License required ; Car required
Police CheckRequired
Liability InsuranceNot Available
End Date01 Mar 2021
Agency Details
Organization NameHome for Life South Georgian Bay, Collingwood - Campbell St
Office Phone705-444-0040 ext 149
Address & Map
Collingwood Common Roof/Rotary Community Hub
199 Campbell St
Collingwood, ON L9Y 4J9
Mailing Addressc/o Community Connection 
PO Box 683 
Collingwood, ON L9Y 4E8