Do you want to make a difference in the lives of families, particularly homeschooling families? Do you want to use your God-given talents and skills in a meaningful ministry? You can help homeschoolers just like yourself find information, resources, and encouragement by volunteering for CHEA. Together we can strengthen the California homeschooling community one family at a time as we band together.
Annual Convention Volunteers
Volunteers are always needed at our Annual Convention. A volunteer receives one audio CD for each session worked. A limited number of Convention volunteers may earn complimentary registration. To volunteer for the Annual Convention, e-mail email@example.com.
What is Needed?
Most jobs can be conducted from home via technology, but there are a few that must be done from the office (Brea, California) for data privacy reasons. You can find a list of volunteer jobs and their descriptions listed on our website. We have tried to break the jobs down into the smallest components so that none are overwhelming.
A Call to Arms coordinator is the biggest job, and the first we need to fill. If you have administrative and leadership skills and want to serve the California homeschooling community, this is the perfect opportunity for you.
Volunteers are always needed at our Annual Convention. A volunteer receives one audio CD for each session worked. A limited number of Convention volunteers may earn complimentary registration. To volunteer for the Annual Convention, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Tax Deductions Allowed
People who volunteer their time and expertise believe they have something valuable to offer. So, you may find it distressing that your services, expert though they may be, are worth a tax deduction of precisely zero. This rule is not unique to volunteer work; in fact, it is consistent with other tax laws. With only rare exceptions, the general rule is that you must spend cold, hard cash or give away stuff before you may claim a deduction.
However, you may deduct many of the expenses you incur for volunteer work, including:
- the cost of hosting a party or fundraiser for the organization
- advertising that you buy on behalf of the organization
- supplies you purchase to be used in volunteer work, such as stamps and stationery
- the cost of a required uniform (and the cost of keeping it clean)
- telephone expenses
- bus, train, or taxi fares
- for your personal vehicle: parking fees, tolls, gasoline, oil
- NOT allowed for personal vehicle: insurance costs, maintenance,registration fees, depreciation
- cost of meals if you are away from home overnight (IRS Pub. 526)
- childcare expenses while you volunteer.
If you don’t want to keep track of your actual gas and oil expenses, keep a log of the miles you travel for volunteer work and deduct the IRS rate per mile (14 cents for travel).