Tax clinic volunteer

(Canada. Canada Revenue Agency [Peterborough], Peterborough - Trent University, Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, Peterborough - Trent University)

Position ID: V-PET0031
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2023
Last Full Update: 28 Sep 2023

Opportunity Details: Tax clinic volunteer


Please consult this page fully, prior to responding to the volunteer request.

Contact Mr Mitchell Parker, Trent Accounting Society; Phone: 705-875-6867; Email:

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) volunteers can take on many different roles. Whether you prepare tax returns or provide support, you will be helping people who are unable to do their taxes on their own.

Participating organizations can choose to host in-person, virtual tax clinics or both. Volunteers at virtual clinics may complete taxes by videoconference, by phone, or through a drop-off clinic. Although it’s helpful, you don’t need experience doing tax returns to volunteer. All volunteers are offered web-based training on how to do taxes, using tax software, and determining their responsibilities. Online training can be supplemented with in-person training or virtual training sessions.

Many people need tax help all year, but volunteers are most busy during tax season, from the end of February to early May. Volunteer registration is available year-round, but we recommend you register/renew starting the fourth week of October to be ready for tax season. Register early to prevent delays and ensure you don’t miss important information.

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Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Computers & IT (Software Related) ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual
Skills/Experience Accounting & Finance - Experience preparing and filing tax returns ; Confidentiality - ; Customer Service - Friendly demeanor, while providing service expectations to customers ; General Computer Skills - Windows desktop and tax return filing software ; Patience - Empathy ; Planning & Organizing - Data entry and workflow adherence ; Web & IT - computer desktop internet Browser; tax software. Optional: CRA computer request via society.
Commitment Length Short Term (3 months or less) - less than a month: March and April 2024
Interaction Level Virtual Volunteering - Internet and zoom required
Accessibility Not Applicable
Number of Positions Peterborough (County of): 3 individual(s) 
3 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Required: should the volunteer, choose to register for the CRA autofill service.
Start Date On or after 02 Apr 2024 and on or before 12 Apr 2024
Display Until 19 Jan 2024

Agency Details: Canada. Canada Revenue Agency [Peterborough], Peterborough - Trent University, Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, Peterborough - Trent University

Office Phone No public telephone number
Address & Map
Trent Student Center,
1680 West Bank Dr
Peterborough, ON
Canada K9L 0G2
Mailing Address Canada K9L 0G2