Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Application Application Deadline: September 4, 2017 11:59pm All students, regardless of immigration or citizenship status, are welcome to apply! Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org The online application for the Berkeley VITA DeCal is below. Please check out the course description on the DeCal website. Future instructions for DeCal Enrollment will be available once the website is updated by DeCal department. Please note that by signing up for the class, you are committed to volunteering in spring semester as well. To be placed on our mailing list for the application release date, email email@example.com. I. Personal Information First Name Last Name Email Non-Berkeley Email Phone Birthday (month/day/year) SID (if not a Cal student, enter your school or program name) Expected Graduation Year Are you a transfer student? –None–YesNo Are you a first-generation college student, meaning your parents, guardians, or grandparents did not attend college? –None–YesNo What is your major? 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Gender Identity WomanManTransgenderGenderqueerI do not identify with the above optionsDecline to State If you selected “I do not identify with the above options”, or would like to provide details about your gender identity, please do so Racial or ethnic identity (optional) –None–American Indian/Alaskan NativeBi-Ethnic or Multi-ethnicAfrican/African-AmericanAsian/Asian-AmericanChican@/Latin@CaucasianPacific IslanderI do not identify with the above optionsDecline to State If you selected “I do not identify with the above options”, or would like to provide details about your race/ethnicity, please do so How did you hear about this program? –None–Public Service Center StaffPublic Service Center WebsiteCalSOClass PresentationDirect ReferralDrop-inEmailE-NewsletterFacebookFlyerOtherRecruitment FairWord of mouth Would you like to subscribe to the Public Service Center’s monthly newsletter that lists community events, service and leadership opportunities, scholarships, and more? The Public Service Center is committed to raising funds for those who need it. Please share your financial aid status with us to help us make this happen. (Please check all that apply.) Not Eligible for Financial Aid: Financial Aid Eligible: <— 65% of undergraduates receive some form of financial aid Work-Study Eligible: Pell Grant Eligible: The Public Service Center is committed to making our programs accessible to all students. If accommodations, including mobility accommodations, would make this program accessible to you, please call Muttika Chaturabul at 510-642-5429 any time before the application deadline. II. Short Answer Questions 1. How do you see social justice relate to VITA’s service of providing free tax filing services to low-income earning individuals and families? 2. Why do you think volunteering is important today? 3. In many projects, it’s important to keep records of details while still managing the big picture. Can you tell me about a project where you could do this effectively? How were you able to make sure that everything got done properly? How did you keep yourself focused on the larger goal? 4. The tax season starts in the Spring semester and is when VITA DeCal students will begin their service. You will need a 3 hour block each week open for volunteering. List as best to your knowledge what your availability will be (Monday-Sunday) during the Spring Semester.