Archive for March 2014

Free Tax Preparation Service for Seniors

Free Tax Help is currently being provided at the following locations by the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) for those who cannot afford to have a tax preparation service do their returns.

Lakeview Branch Library
2845 N. Sherman Ave.
Mondays: 27 January-7 April
1:00-4:30 pm
Thursdays: 30 January-10 April
1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Call 246-4547 to make an appointment. Appointment  is required.


Villager Mall—Financial Education Center
2300 S. Park St., Lower Level, 608-261-5077
27 January-14 April
Monday and Wednesdays: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 9:00-3:00 p.m.

No appointment required.

Employment Opportunity

Position: Volunteer & Special Events Coordinator
Application Deadline: 20 March 2014
Start Date: 14 April 2014


The North/Eastside Senior Coalition (a non-profit organization) is seeking an organized and compassionate individual to serve as a Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator. Under the direction of the Executive Director you will recruit, train, support and provide limited supervision to NESCO volunteers for the Home Chore Program. You will assist staff with the planning, coordinating, overseeing NESCO’s annual fundraising and community events, including but not limited to AppleFest, BratFest, the Family Caregiver Resource Fair, and the Senior Health Fair. Retired senior adults and those of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Prior successful event and volunteer coordination experience is required. A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services or a related field is preferred but not required. A Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License an acceptable driving record and reliable transportation is required. A copy of the job description is available at or by calling (608) 243-5252.

Compensation & Benefits

This is a full-time position. The position requires a variable work schedule with flexibility. Work hours generally fall between 8 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday but some night and weekend hours will be required. Starting pay is $13.50/hour. NESCO will pay a portion of the Health Insurance premium for benefits-eligible employees, and this portion will be set by the NESCO Board on an annual basis.  The Coalition will pay 100% of the single Dental Insurance premium for benefits eligible full-time employees. Family/domestic partner coverage is available for both Health and Dental Insurance but paid for by the employee. Flex Spending Plan, Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance, Paid Holidays, Vacation & Sick Time are also offered.

How to Apply

Please apply by 20 March 2014. Applications must include a completed North/Eastside Senior Coalition job application and self identification form or cover letter detailing your related experience, resume and self identification form. Application materials are available by calling (608) 243-5252 or emailing or visiting our website Applications should be emailed to or mailed to NESCO, 1625 Northport Dr. #125, Madison, WI 53704, attention Executive Director by 20 March 2014.