Holding true to NABA's motto of "Lifting As We Climb," community service is a vital component of NABA Richmond's success. Our chapter's objective is: (1) to provide outreach to the community through grassroots efforts and partnering with other community based organizations; (2) to increase attendance and membership participation by both professionals and students at community service events; and (3) to work with NABA sponsors to assist in providing volunteer opportunities for members. Our current volunteer opportunities include:
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
NABA volunteers annually coordinate with the IRS to provide Income Tax preparation assistance to local community members of need. NABA set’s criteria to assist those with incomes below $50,000 who may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit but are not aware of the credit. NABA’s volunteers hold weekend sessions from February to April at area libraries to support the local communities. NABA Richmond volunteers typically prepares returns at no charge. Tax assistance is offered at numerous sites in Richmond and surrounding areas during tax filing season (generally February 1 through the middle of April). Training begins within the first two weeks of January.
The following roles are needed to be filled by NABA Members interested in volunteering for the VITA Program:
Greeter- Greets taxpayers and helps them get prepared by filling out a Taxpayer In Take Sheet
Preparer- Prepare the taxpayers' tax returns using the IRS tax code and computer system
Reviewer- Perform quality reviews of tax returns to ensure accuracy and completeness
Note: Specific training is REQUIRED to volunteer for the VITA Program. Please click on this link https://www.linklearncertification.com/ and follow the instructions.
Join NABA each year as we volunteer with local organizations in the Richmond area.
For more information, please email us at Contact@richnaba.org.