Griffith University Student Services is now seeking applications from students who would like to volunteer for the Tax Help program from July to October this year. We require Tax Help volunteers at the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses.
Employer: Australian Taxation Office
Position: Tax Help volunteer
Applications close: 30 March 2012
Commences: July 2012
Location: Gold Coast or Nathan campus
Tax Help volunteers provide a free and confidential service to help people complete their tax returns. Volunteers receive training and support from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
Tax Help is for people on low incomes. Tax Help volunteers help people with straight-forward tax matters and advise clients whether they need to lodge a tax return. Tax Help volunteers assist clients with preparation of tax returns and claims for refunds of franking credits and the Education Tax Refund. Tax returns are prepared using e-tax and lodged electronically. The ATO will instruct volunteers on the preparation and lodgement of electronic tax returns.
You don’t need any experience to be a Tax Help volunteer. Please apply if you are friendly, confident, interested in taxation, and can spare a few hours each week between late July and 31 October. The 2-day training for Tax Help volunteers will be held between 28 May to 1 June for students from Nathan campus while the training dates for Gold Coast students will be confirmed when you apply. New volunteers are expected to attend all or most of the training. Once you have completed training, you will need to pass an accreditation test.
The ATO will reimburse you for any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, such as travel and telephone calls.
Staff at Griffith University Student Services will support volunteers by taking appointments, co-ordinating service availability, and providing facilities such as a computer, telephone and office. The centre also advertises the service to members of the Griffith community.
Further information and application form are available on CareerBoard (under Australian degree-related work experience).
To apply for one of these positions, please email a covering letter outlining why you are interested in this opportunity to the relevant staff member:
Gold Coast – Donna Harris – firstname.lastname@example.org
Nathan – Shilpa Banerjee- email@example.com