Senior Citizen Volunteer Tax Relief Program

BENEFITS

  • Earn up to $500 in school tax relief
  • Support your community and public schools
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Any Avon Grove resident who will be 60+ years old by December 31 of the serving year and who pays school taxes

OPPORTUNITIES

  • Office/Clerical
  • Tutoring/Aide
  • Cafeteria/Hall Monitor

 

REGISTRATION

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • How does the program work?
    This is a tax relief program that allows a maximum of 50 hours of volunteer participation at $10.00 per hour credit. 
     
  • When will I receive my check?
    The tax year runs from July 1 through June 30 of each year. You will receive a check in July or August for services rendered in the prior year. You must turn in a receipt to be eligible for the reimbursement.
     
  • Can two people living in the same household participate?
    Married couples that are both listed as owners of an eligible property can each earn 50 hours or $500.00 in tax relief. If your spouse has a medically certified disability, you may earn his/her 50 hours in addition to your own 50 hours.
     
  • What does the volunteer clearance process involve?
    In order to work in our schools, all volunteers must complete the clearance process. The process involves requesting and completing five clearances:
  1. Act 151 PA Child Abuse Clearance Form 
  2. Act 34 State Police Criminal History Report
  3. Act 144 FBI Federal Criminal History Report or Waiver (if you have lived in Pennsylvania continuously for the past 10 years)
  4. Employee/Volunteer Self-Reporting Commitment Form
  5. Volunteer Acknowledgement of Policy No.916 Volunteers and Policy No. 806 Child Abuse Form
  • Does it cost anything to become a volunteer?
    All of the clearances are free to volunteers except the FBI Federal Criminal History Report. This report costs $22.60 unless you have lived in Pennsylvania continuously for the past 10 years. If so, you need only complete the Volunteer Request for Waiver of FBI – Federal Criminal History Record Check, which is free.
     
  • Is there anything else I need to do before I can volunteer? 
    Once your application is approved, you will be invited to attend an On-boarding training to help you understand the volunteer process. These trainings will be conducted on a monthly basis.  
     
  • Additional questions?
    Please call us at 610-869-2441 and we will be happy to answer all of your questions.