VITA Volunteering for College Campuses
Have you heard about the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program?
Do you want to learn more about how your campus can get involved? And how you can use it to foster civic engagement and student leadership?
Then come to the PHENND Information Session on VITA!
Thursday, June 13 Thursday, July 11 (NOTE NEW DATE!)
Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work
Katherine Lower Lounge, 2nd Floor
300 Airdale Road, Bryn Mawr, PA
Hear from your colleagues in Bryn Mawr’s Civic Engagement Office as they share how they have developed their VITA volunteer program over the last 9 years. Bryn Mawr has been partnering with CADCOM since 2004 to help provide free tax-services to Norristown residents through the IRS-sponsored EITC-VITA program. Bryn Mawr College volunteers complete a tax law training program over winter break and begin volunteering weekly in late-January and continue through mid-April. In 2011-12 , the VITA Program had more than 40 active Bryn Mawr volunteers and brought more than one million dollars in tax returns and savings to the community members of Norristown and Montgomery County. The CADCOM sites are part of the Montgomery County Asset Building Coalition.
Harriet Winokur, MCABC Coordinator, will also be on hand to answer questions about upcoming opportunities specifically in Montgomery County. PHENND Director Hillary Kane will talk more generally and provide contacts for VITA operations throughout the region including in: Philadelphia, Delaware County, Chester County, South Jersey, and Delaware.
This event is intended for campus-based Community Service and Service-learning professionals as well as faculty who are interested in VITA opportunities for their students.
To RSVP email Hillary at .