Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not accepting applications for new volunteers
Volunteer Disability Advocate
Volunteer disability advocates work one-on-one with clients applying for Persons with Disabilities designation status through the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. Volunteer advocates assist clients to draft aspects of their application, help liaise with their health practitioners, and review completed applications prior to submission. There is an application process for this position and volunteers must participate in a training program provided by TAPS, offered twice a year in September and January. Volunteer disability advocates must have strong organizational, writing, interpersonal, and analytical thinking skills.
Time Commitment: 8 hr training program, spread over two weeks (2 hours, 2 nights a week); then 4-6 hours a month for at least 6 months. If you are interested, you can contact the VDAP Coordinator at: email@example.com
Please note that you may not receive an immediate response to your application.
Volunteers at an appreciation lunch
Front Desk Volunteer
We always need people to work on our busy front desk, welcoming clients to the office and answering the phone. This is a great way to “get your feet wet” as you will quickly get a comprehensive feel for the work that TAPS does. This is a demanding job, one that is vitally important and valuable to our organization. No reception experience necessary. We train. Must have good communication skills, an ability to manage in a busy work environment, crisis management skills, and a non-judgmental attitude.
Time commitment: one 3½-hour shift per week
Volunteer Tax Preparer
Tax preparers are crucial for the functioning of our tax program. Our tax volunteers singlehandedly file thousands of tax returns every year. The tax clinic runs year round, every Thursday from 9-12 and 1-4. We always need people to work at our busy tax clinic.
Main duties include: Preparing and filing basic income tax returns, answering basic tax questions and working with the Tax Coordinator. Volunteers must be approved by the Canada Revenue Agency’s volunteer screening process. Experience filing taxes is an asset, but not required. This position requires good communication skills, punctuality, attention to detail and basic computer skills.
Time commitment: Two 3 hour shifts per month.