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Hours of operation

CEP partners with the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GADC) to provide free tax preparation at 7811 S Racine. 

Volunteer shifts are available Monday & Wednesday 5:30-9:00pm and Saturday 10am-2pm during tax season (end of January to mid April). 

The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) provides volunteers with the opportunity to work one-on-one with low-income families and help them stand on solid financial ground. Our volunteers returned $30 million in tax refunds to the families we work with last year and we want you to be a part of that mission this year.

To volunteer at a tax preparation site:

- No experience necessary

- All training is provided; online training is available beginning in November and classroom training takes place in January.

- Volunteers are asked to commit to just 25 hours total between January and April.

Volunteer positions available as...

- Tax Preparers: Work with clients to file federal and state tax returns and provide counseling on tax credits and forms.

- Tax Site Specialists: Perform essential non-tax-preparation activities, including client intake, translating and educating on basic banking options available on site.

- Savings Coaches: Help clients develop and understand their financial goals, barriers to saving, and ways to effectively manage their money. 

See why over 600 volunteers dedicated last winter to serving families statewide. Register to volunteer today!


Volunteer Tax Preparation

7811 S Racine
Chicago, IL 60620

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