Volunteer Disability Advocate
Volunteer disability advocates work one-on-one with clients applying for Person with a Disability status through the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation. Volunteer advocates may also work with their clients through the appeal process as their skills develop over time. There is an additional screening process for this position and volunteers must participate in a training program provided by TAPS. Volunteer Disability Advocates must have strong organizational, writing, interpersonal, and analytical thinking skills.
TAPS accepts ongoing applications for the position of Volunteer Disability Advocate. These application are collected though out the year and applicants will be contacted when the next training opportunity is scheduled. Training sessions typically take place 3 time per year. Please note that you will 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.