There are many ways for you to help Maryland residents achieve and maintain financial stability. You can make a donation, become an intern, partner and volunteer with us. See what it means to do each!
- Your financial contribution to the Maryland CASH Campaign allows us to increase awareness of tax credits for working families, support organizations that offer free tax preparation to eligible taxpayers, and help develop the skills of human service practitioners. Help Maryland residents achieve and maintain financial stability and click here to donate to the Maryland CASH Campaign. You can also donate via your employer’s participation in a United Way Campaign using code 8804. If you represent an organization with a strategic philanthropic goal that aligns with the Maryland CASH Campaign, please contact us.
- Maryland Community Fellows: The Maryland Community Fellow Program is a partnership between the Maryland CASH Campaign, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, and various Community Action Agencies (CAAs) statewide. The Maryland Community Fellows Program began in 2009 as a way to increase the capacity of CAAs to offer free tax preparation and financial education as well as other asset building and human services to the communities they serve. Visit the Maryland Community Fellows Program webpage here.
- University of Maryland, School of Social Work: Maryland CASH Campaign has helped numerous UMD School of Social Work students fulfill their field education requirements with a meaningful work experience. Please refer to the School’s Office of Field Education web site for important deadlines and instructions for agency placements.
- The Maryland CASH Campaign is able to achieve its mission of helping families achieve and maintain financial stability through a coalition of non-profit, public, and private sector organizations. Partner organizations gain access to technical assistance, capacity-building, and funding. If your organization’s mission and goals are complementary to that of Maryland CASH Campaign, please contact us.
Volunteer Program Vision:
Our experienced, trusted, and trained volunteers provide working families and individuals with financial education, financial coaching, and free tax preparation services, to increase the financial stability of the family and help them to reach their financial goals.
- VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance): From January through mid-April, you can help individuals and families earning under $53,000 gain access to FREE tax preparation. VITA volunteers prepare quality tax returns for eligible filers and help them save money on tax preparation fees. There are other volunteer roles you may also be interested in, such as greeter, quality reviewer, and site manager. Volunteers also provide access to other asset building services like opening savings accounts and reviewing eligibility for benefits. Tax training and certification will be provided. No prior tax preparation experience is necessary – just a desire to learn. Please contact us for more information.
- Financial Education Instructor: Throughout the year, various professionals who have the motivation and skills teach free financial education classes to the public. Once the Maryland CASH Academy’s application process is completed, Educators are able to host objective, personal finance classes in the area of their choosing. Educators can choose both the area in which to teach along with the topic of their classes. MD CASH will support the Educator with outreach and marketing, registration of participants and can provide curriculum/training upon request. Additionally, Educators will have access to ongoing professional development opportunities such as training and networking.
- Financial Coach: Our free financial coaching program helps low-to-moderate income working families and individuals improve their ability to set and achieve goals, budget, pay down debt, improve credit, and overall make well-informed financial decisions. Coaches help track the member’s progress in real-time and encourage members to stay on-task. Financial coaching leads to long-term success and behavioral change. No experience is needed, training on coaching techniques will be provided. Time commitment is approximately 90 minutes a month, 60 minutes for the monthly coaching session and 30 minutes for following with coachee to help motivate and keep on track.
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the online volunteer application here.
If you have any questions or comments about volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org