Volunteers are an integral part of KYCC. We are dedicated to engaging with members of our community to create real change through our many volunteer opportunities. In 2018, we had over 2,700 volunteers! There are many ways to get involved through KYCC programs and events. Whether you are a high school student or a business professional, your time and expertise can help strengthen our community.
If you can’t find an opportunity that suits you, feel free to contact us as we are also at times able to craft other positions based on our programs, needs, and your talents. We look forward to hearing from you!
Volunteer tax preparers donate their time to make sure those with limited incomes are able to receive tax refunds and credits they are due. With more volunteers providing tax preparation services, many low income families save the high cost of tax preparation and learn of all the wonderful services available at KYCC throughout the entire year.
Learn tax prep for low-income families and enable them to receive tax refunds and credits that they are due
Good interpersonal skills and comfort with a wide range of people
Computer skills for entering tax information
Commitment to strengthening families by increasing self-sufficiency
Ability to complete IRS Standard of Conduct, Intake/Interview, and basic tax law training and certification (formal training is available)
All volunteers are required to pass the Standard of Conduct and Intake/Interview certification. Tax preparers also must pass either Basic or Advanced VITA certification. Please contact us for additional details
2-6 hrs./week or about 20-60 hours from January 15th to April 15th of each year
CPAs, and Attorneys donate their time to represent low income taxpayers with IRS by offering collection alternatives or assisting with audit defense, preparation of amended paper returns, or responding to ID verification requests.
Experienced Tax Attorneys or USTC Practitioners represent low income taxpayers through appeals, settlement discussions with IRS Counsel, usually via a petition with the Tax Court in Los Angeles.
Law Interns or law students may donate their time to assist with client intake, client follow up, preparation and organization of financial documents for submission, researching alternative documentation options, and initial draft of statements to the IRS.
Volunteers who represent clients before the IRS are required to be currently credentialed, in good standing, and able to sign the Form 2848.
Law Interns and Law Students (beginning summer of 2020) require tax coursework, letter of recommendation, and commitment to respectfully serve an underserved population. Please note if you are bilingual in another language and level of oral and written proficiency.
Please contact us to sign up for this opportunity.
Time commitment varies with level of representation and complexity of case.
Environmental Services interns assist in a variety of duties from assisting in our free tree distributions, leading a team of volunteers, supporting our tree planting or beautification events, canvassing, removing graffiti, or helping around the office.
Interns must be at least 18 years old.
Our Environmental Services office is open 7 days a week, from 6:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Members are trained using the Creating Lasting Family Connections (CLFC) curriculum, which focuses on personal and family strengthening .
Group members are trained in leadership and advocacy and encouraged to actively participate in the broader community through school and neighborhood councils, city and county entities, and other events
Meeting food, transportation (bus tokens) and childcare are all provided for participants
Assist KYCC’s Prevention Education Unit through various community engagement activities for a public health campaign.
Assist in community-driven data collection efforts through public opinion surveying.
Assisting in conducting community assessment policy/ political analysis through asset mapping, data collection and review, surveys and interviews;
Develop leadership and organizing skills amongst a diverse group of youth, parents, educators and other community stakeholders;
Occasionally communicate with a broad audience, including mainstream and ethnic-based media, parents, key community leaders, and local elected officials
Interns must 18 or older and bilingual (Spanish/English or Korean/English). Ideal for those interested in public health, policy, community organizing and advocacy, data/survey collection or related fields.
Support the administrative, day-to-day, and longterm implementation of Youth Services programs. Duties can include, but are not limited to research, curriculum development, database entry, daily program support and participation in internal and external meetings related to program operations.