VITA Free Tax Prep

Date/Time: January – April 15, 2016
Location: Ft. Steilacoom Park - 9601 Steilacoom Boulevard, Lakewood, WA

How volunteers will be used: Volunteers may serve as: 1) Tax Preparers, who complete tax returns; 2) Quality Reviewers, who check returns for accuracy; 3) Site Coordinators, who oversee tax sites; 4) Greeters, who welcome clients; and 5) Interpreters, who translate for non-English speaking or hearing-impaired customers.

No experience required, and free training is provided. VITA offers flexible hours (days, evenings and weekends) and locations throughout Pierce County. All VITA sites are IRS-approved.

Each February through April 15th, VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) helps low and moderate-income households through free tax preparation. Each year, nearly 5,000 households in Pierce County are helped by free tax sites. For many hardworking families, tax refunds provide a chance to catch up on bills and pay for their most basic needs.

To volunteer, please contact: Wendy Morris,, 253-383-3056 ext. 117
Last date to sign up: March 31, 2016

Champions Mentor Program

Communities in School - LakewoodWorking in partnership with the Clover Park School District, CISL coordinates the Champions Mentoring Program, at three elementary, three middle schools and one high school. CISL screens, trains, supports and evaluates adult and high school mentors using Best Practices resources. Mentors meet with their students at the school for one hour, once a week. They are trained to help students set and reach academic and personal goals.

Date/Time: Flexible depending on mentor’s schedule, but is Monday – Friday during school hours.

To volunteer: Please contact Leah Livingston, Champions Mentor Program Coordinator at 253-589-7489 (office), 253-677-5642 (cell) or

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