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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
This volunteer based program helps local low income residents with free tax preparation. The program utilizes IRS trained individuals who ensure that taxpayers receive the tax credits of which they are eligible. All training is provided; both online or in the classroom and there are several different positions needed. No previous tax preparation experience is necessary. This opportunity is great for learning a new skill, enhancing a resume and meeting like minded individuals who have a passion for assisting others. Flexible hours and locations are available.
Community Food Bank Volunteers Needed
A new VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - nothing but FUN! The National Bikers 37th ‘Roundup’ (the largest minority motorcycle rally in the country) is coming to Tulsa for the first time ever, Wednesday, July 30 thru’ Saturday, August 2, at the Tulsa Raceway Park, 2101 N. Garnett. This area will be used for drag races, entertainment (stage), a ‘midway set-up for booths’, and tent/RV camping. The Food Bank needs additional volunteers to work a shift of 2-3 hours. Volunteers must be 21 years of age and older and will be helping Food Bank staff members (at the Food Bank booth) accept donated food items from event attendees. EASY AND FUN! At this time, available volunteer shifts are: Wed, July 30, 6pm-8pm Thurs, July 31, 6pm-8pm Fri, Aug 1, 3pm-6pm Fri, Aug 1, 6pm-8pm Sat Aug 2, 10am-1pm Sat, Aug 2, 1pm-4pm Sat, Aug 2, 4pm-7pm Sat, Aug 2, 7pm-11pm. FURTHER EVENT DETAILS: The Tulsa Sports commission anticipates over 20,000 in attendance based on their experience at last year’s event. The event website is http://www.nbrkcmo.com/. The Food Bank was chosen by the National Bikers Roundup and the Tulsa Sports Commission to receive food and funds raised at this event. The Food Bank booth will feature a raffle (a 50/50 raffle and 4-6 items). This will also be a drop-off point for food drive donations. Food Bank volunteers will be working the Food Bank booth (with Food Bank staff members), accepting food donations and assisting event attendees registering for the raffle. Event Timeline: Wed, July 30, event begins, booth set-up. Fri, Aug 1, the National Bikers Roundup and the Osage Casino will host a poker run/food drive. Participants are encouraged to make food donations at stops along the way. Sat, Aug 2, final day for donating food. The National Bikers Roundup will give an award to the group donating the most food (Isis Award). This is the final day to enter the raffle. Winners will be announced that evening. Headlining entertainment and check presentation at 11pm. We’ve been told there will be activities and entertainment 24 hours a day. Food Bank staff will maintain a presence in the Food Bank booth between 10am and 10pm, Wednesday thru’ Saturday. Food Bank staff members will supervise all Food Bank volunteers, accept food and fund donations, and assist participants with registering for the raffle. Food and Water - the Food Bank is responsible for providing refreshments for all Food Bank volunteers. Event Attendance - Volunteers are welcome to enjoy event activities before and after their shift. Parking – Parking instructions will be given soon. Volunteers should anticipate a high volume of traffic and festival style parking. Volunteers should consider these challenges in planning to arrive on time for their shift.
Center of the Universe Festival
The Center of the Universe Festival is a two-day, non-profit music and arts experience held in Tulsa’s booming Brady Arts District. The 2014 festival will feature more than 100 bands on three outdoor stages and ten club venues. Volunteers are needed to from 3pm to 2am each day of the event.