Volunteer Opportunities

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The Florida Institute of CPAs' strength is in its members and their sense of contribution and volunteerism. The FICPA needs you. There are many ways that you can give back to your profession.

  • Answer questions from other CPAs through Connect online Groups
  • Serve on one of the FICPAs' many member committees
  • Assist during a CPE course
  • Offer your expertise during peer reviews
  • Write a technical article for Florida CPA Today
  • Talk to students about our profession

Below are additional opportunities to volunteer within your community.

Board of Directors, FICPA Council & Standing Committees
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CPA Day of Service 

The FICPA Young CPA committee  spearheads this annual statewide outreach in May for all FICPA members.  Across the state, CPAs gather together to give back to their communities.  Find out more here.

FICPA Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are 4th/5th year accounting students that volunteer to expand networking opportunities for other accounting students on their campus through interaction with accounting faculty and FICPA members, leadership and staff.  Find out more here.

National Public Liaison is Soliciting CPA’s and Enrolled Agents for The Nationwide Tax Forums Online (NTFO) Review

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Teach Floridians About Financial Literacy

Thousands of Florida families are stressed about financial decisions, struggling to prepare for retirement, and dealing with managing debt. We encourage our members to join the American Institute of CPA’s national 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy initiative, which equips CPAs to improve the financial understanding of Americans in every life stage.

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement (JA) empowers young people to own their economic success. JA's volunteer-delivered, K-12 programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential.

The FICPA encourages CPAs to get involved by volunteering with JA. JA makes it easy and provides the training and materials! Whether you have an interest in mentoring elementary, middle or high school students JA has many opportunities available.

There are more than 120 JA Areas operating across the United States with 14 in Florida! To volunteer and find the area closest to you, use the interactive map at http://www.ja.org/near/near_map.asp

Florida Master Money Mentor Program

The Florida Master Money Mentor Program is a coordinated referral network of volunteer mentors who provide basic personal finance coaching. University of Florida IFAS Extension serves to provide the infrastructure for this program throughout the state of Florida, thanks to a gift from Bank of America.

CPA volunteers must attend training on facilitation, coaching, and connecting families to community resources. Following the training, each volunteer provides financial mentoring to at least 24 individuals within one year of completion of training.

CPA volunteers are also needed to share their expertise and help train mentors in various areas of financial management. For more information about the program and to connect to a local IFAS Extension office, please contact Dr. Michael Gutter, UF IFAS Extension at msgutter@ufl.edu.

IRS Tax Volunteers

Learn to Prepare Taxes and Make a Difference at the same time. How can you make a difference? Simple. Help your community in preparing taxes free of charge by becoming a volunteer with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs.

You will receive training to provide free tax help for low-to-moderate income families who need assistance preparing their tax returns. Over 90,000 people said yes to making a difference during the 2015 filing season and prepared over 3.7 million returns at thousands of tax sites nationwide.

How does this program work? As a committed Tax Volunteer you’ll be assigned to work with a sponsoring organization, first to receive training and then to begin volunteering at a location in your community. Training is offered both online and in the classroom. Tax sites are generally open nights and weekends and the hours are flexible. You will be sure to find a volunteer site close to you. Interested? For more details, submit your contact information using the VITA/TCE Volunteer Sign Up. Your information will be forwarded to the sponsoring organizations in your area for further contact.

Submit your inquiry now and become a VITA or TCE tax volunteer! It’s a rewarding way to give back to your community. For additional information see - https://www.irs.gov/Individuals/IRS-Tax-Volunteers