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Phoenix Arizona Volunteer Fair Phoenix Workforce Connection by quotes

Phoenix Workforce Connection

Join us at our Volunteer Fair where you can meet with organizations such as AZ Humane Society; the AZ Children’s Hospital; Sun Sounds; Catholic Social Services; Phoenix Youth at Risk; State of AZ; City of Phoenix and more. Help others while you help yourself!  Equal Opportunity Employer/Program  Auxiliary Aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Please contact 602-262-6776 or City TTY Relay / 602-534-5500 as early as possible to coordinate needed arrangements.

• Network with those who share your interests
• Enhance marketability and skills
• Keep your resumé active

Phoenix Workforce Connection
9801 North 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020

JOIN US FROM . . . 9 to noon, Thursday, June 25, 2009

Phoenix Workforce Connection Volunteer Fair

The Phoenix Workforce Connection (PWC) offers workforce, employment, training and career information in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Volunteer Fair at Phoenix Workforce Connection


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Community Information & Referral Board of Directors by quotes

Phoenix Arizona – Community Information & Referral (CIR), a local non-profit, recently elected officers for its 2008-2009. The new officers are:

Chair, Bill Austin, Vice President of Business Development, Arizona High Tech Talent Partnership

Vice-Chair, Jerry Mendoza, Low Income Assistance Program Manager, Arizona Public Service

Treasurer, Blossom Aung, Program Business Manager, General Dynamics,

Shelley Detwiller Digiacomo, Attorney, Osborn Maledon.

Art Brooks, President/CEO, Arizona Broadcasters Association was recently elected to the board.

Community Information & Referral (CIR) provides FREE 24-hour Help Hotline services to Arizona residents. Trained Information & Referral Specialists respond to calls from people who need help finding help, assess problems, and provide appropriate information and/or referrals to local governmental, non-profit, and faith-based health and human services organizations. Callers can reach the Hot Helpline in Maricopa County by calling 602-263-8856, or outside Maricopa County, toll free at 1-800-352-3792. Visit us on the web at http://www.cir.org/ and see below for a complete listing.

Special Programs

Community Information & Referral offers several specialized programs for residents of Arizona. Please click on the name of the programs below to find out more about them including contact information.

24-Hour Helpline
Our English/Spanish bilingual Information & Referral Specialists are ready to help you 24 hours a day to assist you in finding the help you need. We are central and northern Arizona’s First Call for Help. Call 602-263-8856 from anywhere or 1-800-352-3792 within area codes 520 & 928.

Childhood Immunization Hotline (Maricopa County only)
We refer callers living in Maricopa County to the closest clinic where they can get free immunizations for their children age 18 and under. Call 602-263-8856.

Community Voice MailCommunity Voice Mail
Community Voice Mail assists homeless individuals in Maricopa County by giving them private telephone numbers to help them with job searches and keeping connected to family and friends. All clients must be referred by agencies that provide direct services to homeless individuals and/or families. Call 602-263-8845 x 108.

CONTACSCONTACS
The COmmunity NeTwork for ACcessing Shelter helps domestic violence victims and homeless persons in Maricopa County find shelter in emergency situations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 602-263-8900 or 1-800-799-7739.

HIV CAREHIV CARE
HIV CARE is a confidential 24-hour information line for helping people with HIV/AIDS who need medical care. People can also get help with food, dental, counseling, social services and treatment. Services are available in English and Spanish. No insurance is required. Call 1-877-HIV-7020 or 1-800-448-7020.

HMISMaricopa HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) Project
Assessing services provided to and unmet needs of homeless individuals in Maricopa County. This program is presented in cooperation with several agencies with support from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Arizona Mortgage Foreclosure HelplineArizona Mortgage Foreclosure Helpline
With thousands of Arizonans facing foreclosure on their homes, Community Information & Referral has partnered with the Arizona Department of Housing to guide those people to agencies that can help them through the process and might be able to help them stay in their homes. Call 1-877-448-1211. Foreclosure Prevention

Valley LifelineValley Lifeline
In partnership with Lifeline Systems Inc., the nation’s leading provider of personal emergency response services, we provide a way to help people remain independent in their own homes while maintaining a constant link to immediate emergency services should the need arise. This service is especially helpful to senior citizens and people with disabilities who might otherwise require constant supervision in an environment outside their homes. Call 602-263-8845.

Community Information & Referral Board of Directors



Mesa VITA volunteers needed for training session by quotes

Mesa VITA volunteers needed for training session

 

Source: VITA volunteers

Volunteer tax preparers are still needed in Mesa for a training session for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) that begins Saturday January 19 at A New Leaf (MesaCAN), 635 E. Broadway, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The only experience needed is the spirit of volunteerism! The IRS will provide free training and materials. Basic computer knowledge is a definite plus.

New volunteers will need 20 hours of training to prepare the basic 1040 tax returns and related schedules and know the eligibility rules for claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC).

 

The other classes are scheduled for January 23, 30 and 31 from 6 p.m. to 9

p.m. Returning volunteer tax preparers need 10 hours of self-study. There is also a need for other volunteers with the VITA program, including greeters, screeners and translators. All volunteers must attend an orientation session Saturday January 26 at the City of Mesa Utility Building, 640 N. Mesa Drive, from 9 a.m. to noon.

VITA offers free tax help to hard working community members who cannot prepare their own tax returns. VITA tax sites will be open in February, March and April at four locations in Mesa: Mesa Community College, Southern and Dobson Campus, Student Union, 1833 W. Southern Ave.; Mesa Community College, Red Mountain Campus, Acacia Village Computer Lab, 2305 N. Power Road; A New Leaf (MesaCAN), 635 E. Broadway and Mercy Housing Villas de Merced, Club House, 520 N. Mesa Drive.

For more information, contact Mesa Human Services Specialist Lisa Wilson at 480-644-5831 or

 

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) information from CIR
Updated January 2, 2008
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VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is a program that provides free tax preparation to benefit individuals with low to moderate income, senior citizens, Non-English speaking persons, and individuals with disabilities. Volunteers prepare basic tax returns at conveniently located community and neighborhood locations. Returns are filed electronically resulting in fast refunds. All training and materials are provided free from the IRS.

Local VITA Impact

In Arizona, millions of EITC dollars were not collected by eligible families. In one hour, you can help a moderate or low-income family collect an average of $1,871 (to a maximum of $4,700) for things like meeting basic needs, purchasing a house or buying a car through your local Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program!

Volunteers play a crucial role in EITC campaigns. Free tax preparation sites depend on volunteers and not only do they help working families get the credit(s) they deserve, but also save families the fee charged by professional tax preparers. Last year, volunteers returned more than $7 million impacting more than 10,000 hard working families.

Bill Austin
Scottsdale Job Network
AZhttp, Inc.



Get Involved! session scheduled at museum by quotes

Get Involved! session scheduled at museum

TEMPE, Ariz. – The public is invited to enjoy a cup of coffee and learn about becomming an Historical Museum volunteer at 9 a.m. on Tuesday (Jan. 8) at the Tempe Historical Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave.

This hour-long session will cover the background and purpose of the museum with a brief tour of the facility. Explore how you can play a role in preserving community history.

Information: 480-350-5190.



Free Income Tax Preparation – EITC by quotes

Volunteer tax preparers and translators needed for Earned Income Tax Credit initiative

For Other Free Income Tax Preparation locations contact Community Information & Referral at 01-602-263-8856

Tempe, Arizona – Volunteer tax preparers and translators are needed at free income tax assistance sites in Tempe and Guadalupe on Saturdays from January 26 to April 12, 2008.

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), created by Congress, returns money from overpayment of taxes to workers with modest incomes. Free tax preparation and electronic filing are provided by volunteers as part of a coalition of Tempe Community Council, City of Tempe, Newtown Community Development Corporation, Tempe Schools Credit Union and the IRS. Since the coalition was initiated five years ago, volunteers have helped bring nearly $7.4 million in EITC refunds to working families.

Tax preparers must complete an IRS course in tax law and pass an IRS test. This year, the 5-week tax law course will be offered from 6-9 p.m.

on Nov. 15, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, Dec. 11 and Dec. 13 at Tempe Schools Credit Union, 2800 S. Mill Ave., Tempe.

Translators need not know tax terms.

For more information, visit www.tempe.gov/tcc/taxhelp/ or call the EITC Hotline at 480-858-2323.



VITA volunteers needed in Mesa by azhttp
October 15, 2007, 7:46 pm
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Volunteer tax preparers are needed in Mesa for the Volunteer Income Tax

Assistance Program (VITA), which offers free tax help to hard working

community members who cannot prepare their own tax returns. During the last

tax season, the VITA program returned almost $1 million in federal tax

refunds directly to 934 households in Mesa.

New volunteer tax preparers are required to commit to a minimum of 2 to 4

hours per week. They will prepare the basic 1040 tax returns and related

schedules and know the eligibility rules for claiming the Earned Income Tax

Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC). New volunteer preparers must

attend training in January.

There is also a need for other volunteers with the VITA program, includin= g

greeters, screeners and translators. All volunteers must attend an

orientation session.

VITA tax sites will be open in February, March and April on weekdays and

weekends throughout Mesa. They are generally located at community and

neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls and other

convenient locations. All locations also offer free electronic filing.

For more information, contact Mesa Neighborhood Services Volunteer

Coordinator Katie Brown at 480-644-3705 or

www.cityofmesa.org/volunteer/neighsvc



“Get Involved” session at Tempe Historical Museum by azhttp

TEMPE, Ariz. – Community members are invited to enjoy a cup of coffee at

9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, while learning how to get involved as a

volunteer at the Tempe Historical Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave. This

hour-long session will cover the background and purpose of the museum,

and a brief tour of the facility. It’s a great way to explore how you

can play a role in preserving community history. Opportunities exist for

different personalities, and for those who want a one-time volunteer

experience or an ongoing commitment. For questions, call 480-350-5190.