New Year's Resolution: Become a MEDA Tax Volunteer


Here’s a New Year’s resolution that’s sure to generate impact: Become a MEDA tax volunteer and give back to the low-income Mission community.

MEDA is the largest free VITA tax service in the Bay Area, but that takes volunteers … like you. The upcoming season runs from Jan. 22 to April 15. (Read of last season’s impact.)

Becoming a MEDA tax volunteer is easy
Signing up takes just five minutes.

It’s easy …

  • MEDA will work with your schedule. Remember: Nights and weekends are also busy times at our tax sites.
  • MEDA will train you and you can volunteer within your comfort level. Also, 20 percent of our volunteers serve as greeters and do not prepare taxes.
  • MEDA has three other San Francisco sites in addition to our main site at our Plaza Adelante Mission neighborhood center (2301 Mission St. @ 19th).
  • Monolingual Spanish? Bilingual? English only? All options are good.

What types of community members are MEDA tax volunteers in San Francisco?
Latin American immigrants
Being a MEDA tax volunteer is the perfect way to get to know the immigrant community of the Mission.

Retirees (preferably with accounting background)
Being a MEDA tax volunteer is the perfect way to share your lifetime of knowledge.

Young tech workers new to neighborhood
Being a MEDA tax volunteer is the perfect way to get to know your neighbors and become part of your new neighborhood, the Mission.

College students looking to better resume
Being a MEDA tax volunteer means gaining on-the-job skills and fleshing out your resume, all while helping the community.

Corporate volunteers
Your company’s volunteerism benefit will yield maximum community and personal benefits when you become a MEDA tax volunteer.

Stay-at-home parents
Being a MEDA tax volunteer is the perfect thing to do during the day, before picking up the kids from school. Offers potential reentry into the job market.

Former MEDA tax clients
Help others receive the help you received by becoming a MEDA tax volunteer.

Upcoming trainings
There are still four more trainings this January, as shown below.

Thursday, January 10
Saturday, January 12
Thursday, January 17
Saturday, January 19

Questions? Email us.


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