Use your tax knowledge while making a positive impact in your community by completing tax returns for neighbours with a modest income.

About the role

As a tax clinic volunteer, you will act as a tax preparer to complete taxes for neighbours with a modest income and a simple tax situation.


  • Complete income tax returns in accordance with the Canada Revenue Agency.

  • Use UFILE tax preparation software to file tax returns electronically.

  • Attend training sessions as needed.

  • Conduct virtual sessions utilizing meeting software (Google Meet, Zoom, Microsoft Teams etc.).

  • Verify taxpayer identity.

  • Ask questions and clarify taxpayer information when necessary.

  • Keep taxpayer information confidential.

  • Utilize the CVITP hotline for any on-the-job queries regarding particular returns.

  • Report concerns to the Tax Clinic Coordinator.


Put your tax knowledge to good use while making a positive impact in your community as a tax clinic volunteer!
Possess a good understanding of the Canadian tax system, and the process of filing returns.
Located in Canada.
Ability to act professionally and respectfully at all times.
Have one or more years of experience involved with our tax clinic is an asset.
Must possess a laptop and space to download the UFILE software.
Provide a clean police check within 3 years (any level accepted).
Complete a CVITP application and required training online and choose Food Banks Mississauga as your host organization.
Competence using computers.
Accuracy and attention to detail.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Empathy, patience and understanding/sensitivity to unique client needs.
Speaking an additional language is an asset (Arabic, Spanish, Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil, Polish or other language).

Time Commitment

4-6 hours per week


March 1 - April 30, 2024


Virtual or in-person at Food Banks Mississauga, 4544 Eastgate Pkwy, Mississauga ON, L4W 3W6

Start the application process today! We look forward to welcoming you to our volunteer team.


Complete a Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) application and required training online and choose Food Banks Mississauga as your host organization.

Register for CVITP

Complete and submit the form below to inform our team of your interest in becoming a tax clinic volunteer.

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Our Volunteer Programs Specialist will contact you to request your resume and cover letter and to chat further about the role, your qualifications and availability.


If you are confirmed for a role, our Volunteer Programs Specialist will provide details for training, onboarding and how to create your account in our Better Impact platform.

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