The Chicago-based Center for Economic Progress http://www.economicprogress.org/about helps low-income, working families with tax and financial services. Volunteers are needed to provide financial coaching and/or tax preparation assistance in Aurora (Waubonsee Community College), West Chicago and Elgin. Short online or in-person training sessions are provided to volunteers.
Tax preparation volunteers mainly work during tax season, after completing an online training provided by the IRS. They sign up for shifts at one of the three locations.
Financial coaching volunteers receive about 4-5 hours of in-person training, and are then matched with clients. Multiple coaching sessions may take place with the same client over a period of months.