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RSVP Seeks Volunteers Who Like to Talk
RSVP is looking for volunteers who would be interested in meeting with English as a Second Language students who are about to complete the ESL program and want to practice their conversational English speaking skills.

RSVP’s Conversational English Tutoring Program pairs RSVP volunteers with two to three ESL students who meet once a week for one hour just to talk. ESL students in the program are eager to practice their conversation English skills with individuals who speak English. The meetings usually take place during the week on Triton’s campus, but may be coordinated to meet at a local library if both parties agree.

There are no requirements to volunteer with this program, just the desire to help someone out and the love of conversing in the English language.

For more information and/or to volunteer, call the RSVP Office at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3835 or 3603.


RSVP Is Now on Facebook
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of West Suburban Cook and Southern DuPage Counties at Triton College has a Facebook page at

Check us out. You’ll find the latest information on RSVP, as well as photos of our volunteers from various events.

Research has shown that Facebook’s are getting older. The number of users who are 55 and older is growing. So RSVP wanted to reach out to this group by developing its Facebook page.


Volunteers Sought to Offer Free Tax Help
RSVP Volunteer Program of West Suburban Cook and Southern DuPage Counties located at Triton College provides free tax assistance to individuals 60 years of age and older during the tax filing season.

To make the program a success and provide service to those in need, RSVP is looking for individuals interested in volunteering to participate in this free Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program.

TCE is a community based partnership managed by the IRS that provides free tax return preparation assistance to low-to-moderate income taxpayers who are 60 and older people, with disabilities and non-English speakers. If individuals are looking for a way to help in the community then consider becoming a volunteer with the TCE program.

Here are some things the IRS wants individuals to know about becoming a TCE volunteer.
   • No previous experience is required.
   • Volunteers receive specialized training from certified TCE volunteers and can serve as greeters, reviewers or tax preparers.
   • IRS provides free tax law training, e-file training and all the materials needed to prepare basic individual income tax returns.
   • The hours are flexible. Volunteers are asked to serve an average of three to four hours per week from February through April 12 in 2014.
   • Volunteer sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools and other convenient locations.
   • RSVP’s TCE sites also offer free electronic filing of federal and state tax returns.

Anyone interested in volunteering to provide this service can attend the free training sessions, which will be held 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for five consecutive Saturdays beginning in January in Room R-221 of Triton’s Robert M. Collins Center.

Volunteers will be taught how to assist adults in completing the 1040EZ, 1040A and 1040 federal and state tax forms. Materials are provided free of charge.

The tax counseling service is sponsored annually by RSVP.

For more information or to register for the training session, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3835 or 3603.