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Ascend NorCal: 2014 Tax-Aid
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When: Saturdays, from February to April
Contact: Mary Geong

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ASCEND SF Bay Area Chapter Community Service Event - Tax-Aid Income Tax Preparation for 2014 Tax Season

ASCEND invites you to give back to the community by becoming a volunteer with our community partner, Tax-Aid during the 2014 tax season. Join us for their 26th year of serving the community!

Tax Aid is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1988 by a coalition of accountants and lawyers. Its mission is to provide free income tax preparation to low-income families in the Bay Area at 30 locations.

Tax expertise is helpful, but there are also jobs that don't require any technical knowledge. In addition to tax preparers, we need:
  • Client greeters
  • Bi-lingual screeners
  • Computer technicians
  • Foreign language translators

Volunteers must attend an online training class at After the online training, we ask you to register for a minimum of three sessions. Most Tax-Aid volunteers work about 8-12 hours over a few weeks.

ASCEND selected locations with sizable Asian populations that are easily accessible for our members in San Francisco, Peninsula, East Bay, North Bay and South Bay to volunteer at. Cantonese and Mandarin translators are needed in San Francisco and Oakland; Vietnamese translators are needed at Glide Memorial and Tenderloin Community School; Spanish translators are needed in Oakland, San Mateo, Redwood City and San Rafael.

Saturdays, from February - April 2014; various time periods

Locations:Various sites – San Francisco, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Kentfield, Menlo Park, Oakland, Redwood City, San Jose, San Mateo, San Pablo, San Rafael, Sunnyvale, Yountville

San Francisco

Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center, 3925 Noriega St @ 46th Ave – 10 am-2 pm.
George Washington High School – on Sat, 10 am-2 pm.
Salvation Army Chinatown, 1450 Powell Street @ Broadway St. – 9 am-3 pm.
Glide Memorial Church, 330 Ellis Street @ Taylor St. – 10:30 am-2:30 pm., BART-Powell St
Tenderloin Community School, 627 Turk St @ Van Ness – 10:30 am-2:30pm, BART-Civic Ctr
Plus 10 more sites in San Francisco


Lincoln Recreation Center, 250 10th St @ Harrison St – 8:30 am-12 pm., BART-Lake Merritt
Goodwill Oakland, 1301 30th Ave – Sat, 10 am-2 pm, BART-Fruitvale
Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 9th St – Sunday, 10 am-2 pm, BART-12th St

Daly City

Daly City Public Library, 40 Wembley Dr – 10 am-2 pm

San Mateo

Martin Luther King Community Ctr. 725 Mt. Diablo Ave – 10 am-3 pm

Redwood City

Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Road – 9 am-2 pm

San Jose

Salvation Army San Jose, 395 N. 4th Street – 10 am-2 pm


Columbia Neighborhood Center, 785 Morse Avenue – 10 am-2 pm.

San Rafael

Albert Boro Community Center, 50 Canal Street – 11 am-4 pm.

To Register:

Register online by going to this link: We ask that you sign up for a minimum of three sessions and you must sign up for an online class at Please put your company/ASCEND as the company organization when you register so that we can track the number of ASCEND volunteers.

Please RSVP to Mary Geong at after you have signed up and indicate which training session and location you plan to volunteer.

Questions? Contact: Mary Geong at

We are looking forward to seeing you at your selected location. Thank you for registering to volunteer and make a significant impact on many families in our community!

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