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We're Seeking Volunteer Tax Preparers!

We are looking for volunteers to prepare income tax returns for low-to-moderate income individuals and families, through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. This program enables taxpayers to receive FREE help claiming special credits and deductions for which they are eligible. Last year, 178 area families and individuals participated and received $125,464 in federal refunds! You don’t have to be a CPA to volunteer or even have any experience! Volunteers can receive training through self-paced e-learning courses and/or classroom trainings.  

For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Sonja Patterson (608-246-3140, ext. 155).

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Interested in Volunteering?

If you would like to volunteer, SAVE the group, student, or individual online application to your computer (you will need Adobe Reader version 6.0 or later to view this file), enter your information, SAVE again, and email to spatterson@goodwillscwi.org.

OR

You may print the appropriate application, fill it out manually, and mail/fax to:

Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin
Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
1302 Mendota Street
Madison, WI 53714

Fax: 608-246-1984

*PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN AND DATE ALL APPLICATIONS MANUALLY OR ELECTRONICALLY BEFORE SUBMITTING.

Once your application is received, the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to discuss specific opportunities.

Please note:

-A criminal background check will be conducted on all prospective volunteers
-Any volunteer under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Sonja Patterson, via email and by calling 608-246-3140, ext. 155.

Volunteer Opportunities

Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin is looking for individuals to volunteer their time and talent in an effort to help us fulfill our mission of building better communities by providing opportunities for people with disabilities or other challenges. Individuals provide services participating in and/or planning activities for our Supported Employment program or group home clients, provide support during our many community events that advance our work, or provide other assistance.

Group and Individual Volunteers: We welcome those who are interested in volunteering as a group as well as those who want to serve on an individual basis.

Student Volunteers: We can work with students to fulfill educational requirements. We will try to match the needs of the student and his/her program with available volunteer opportunities.

Community Service Volunteers: We are willing to work with individuals on a case-by-case basis toward completion of their court-mandated community service.

Examples of Volunteer Opportunities:

new- Provide free electronic tax preparation for eligible clients through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) clinics

-- Teach Supported Employment participants and/or group home residents a new skill (e.g., sewing, gardening, cooking, baseball, home repairs, piano, woodworking, painting, knitting, hairstyling)

- Provide employment-related guidance to one or more group home residents (e.g., help them establish career/job goals, teach them how to fill out a job application and use job placement services within the community, conduct mock job interviews)

- Teach group home residents how to use community resources that will be available to them upon their move to a more independent living setting (e.g., how to borrow materials from the library, how to ride a city bus, how to apply for food stamps)

- Do landscaping, cleaning, and/or repair work at a group home or Goodwill-supported apartment building

- Be a companion to one or more group home residents (e.g., visit with them on a regular basis, go on walks with them, take them into the community via city bus)

- Provide assistance at a special event such as the launch of Boston Store’s Goodwill Sale

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!

volunteers

Recently several employees of the Staples office supply
company generously volunteered their time to do yard
work at one of our group homes. Pictured, from left to
right, are Kathy Roland, Pam Gjersvig, Sue Dempsey,
Danielle Haworth, Kelly Kehrein, Rod Pflederer,
Ja’Nae Duncan, and Kevin Leurquin.