Give back to the profession and your community.
Volunteer with the FICPA
Giving back is a core part of FICPA membership. As a member, you have the opportunity to:
- Serve in a leadership role on one of our Committees or the Board
- Participate in philanthropic efforts like CPA Day of Service
- Assist during a CPE course or peer review
- Work with local students
Learn more about getting involved with the FICPA.
Board of Directors
More Ways to Get Involved
CPA Day of Service
Every year, the FICPA Young CPA Committee spearheads this annual statewide outreach in May for all FICPA members. Across the state, CPAs host service events to give back to their communities, meet other members, and gather together.
Learn more about the event by visiting the Young CPAs page
Student Ambassadors are the face of the FICPA on college campuses across the state. As an Ambassador, you’ll gain valuable hands-on experience in leading, organizing, and enhancing the FICPA student network.
Learn more and apply online.
National Public Liaison is Soliciting CPA’s and Enrolled Agents for The Nationwide Tax Forums Online (NTFO) Review
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 (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
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 email@example.com.
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
Become an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Volunteer and Make a Difference in Your Community
If you ever wonder how to make a difference and have fun by helping people in your community, then becoming a tax volunteer may be just right for you. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service available to taxpayers with low-and middle-income, with special attention to those age 50 and older. They also encourage younger taxpayers who may qualify for Earned Income and/or Child Tax Credits to come in and file at one of their sites. Nearly 35,000 volunteers are available at approximately 5,000 sites nationwide every year from February 1st through mid-April. Taxpayers do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this program, and there is no sales pitch.
Professional CPAs can be a valuable resource in helping to e-file tax returns as a Tax Return Preparer, Instructor, Site Coordinator, or filling other roles. Continuing Education Credits are available for Tax Return Preparers, Instructors and/or Quality Reviewers. Volunteers are IRS trained and certified every tax season in January. To volunteer, please visit their website at www.aarpfoundation.org/taxaide to register for next season. And please support their worthy cause by referring individuals who need to locate a site near them to their website or have them call toll free 1-888-227-7669. Tax-Aide is a nationwide program of the AARP Foundation offered in conjunction with the IRS.
For more information, please contact Debra Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 521-5923.
DECA volunteer Opportunity
DECA, a nonprofit that prepares high school students for college and careers in business, finance, marketing, hospitality, management and entrepreneurship, is having their International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Monday, April 29 at the Orange County Convention Center. With its largest attendance ever of over 21,000 high school students, there is an urgent need for 400 MORE volunteers to judge and evaluate student presentations. Help encourage students’ passion for these industries. If you can’t judge yourself, please pass the opportunity along to others! We cannot provide a successful experience to these students if we don’t have volunteers to judge. Please register to be a judge now by clicking here. If you have questions. Please contact Cindy Allen at 703.860.5000 or email@example.com