ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Neighborworks Umpqua in Roseburg is gearing up to help hundreds of people file their taxes this season.
The organization has put together a group of volunteer tax preparers that will be on standby for appointments, completely free of charge.
Staff said they have about 18 volunteers ready to go and they have some still in training.
They said all of the volunteers are local to the Roseburg and Coos Bay areas.
“The desire of our volunteers to serve our community is very apparent in the fact that we have 18 people coming back to us, despite all of the craziness,” said Michelle Martin, the director of community and economic empowerment for Neighborworks Umpqua.
This will be the fourth year Neighborworks Umpqua has offered this service.
However, organizers said everything will be done virtually and by appointment to make sure they’re keeping people safe from COVID-19.
Phone lines for appointments will open on Friday.