Extension Community Development
Community development is an important aspect of Extension work in Riley County. Work in this area focuses on the development of communities by working to develop and to support leaders and organizations within those communities.
Public issues education provides Kansans with timely, credible, unbiased and research-based information and education about public issues. Pressing and emerging issues that involve multiple points of view have widespread consequences on those who live and work in Riley County. Extension's goals are to:
- support the great communities that exist within the county;
- increase citizen knowledge, awareness and understanding of public issues;
- increase citizen's willingness to participate in the public process and take on leadership roles;
- promote agritourism as an opportunity to increase the economic well-being of producers and provide an opportunity for Kansans to visit a farm and enjoy locally grown foods.
Tax Volunteers Wanted
For the 12th year, Riley County Extension will be coordinating the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program which serves Riley County and the surrounding area. Volunteer tax preparers are vital to the success of this program which provides free tax preparation assistance to low and moderate income tax payers. We are currently seeking volunteers for the 2017 tax preparation season. Volunteers are asked to volunteer 3-5 hours per week between February 1-April 15. Training and materials are provided. All volunteers must pass the IRS's certification exam. Find out more below. Volunteer applications are due to the Riley County Extension Office by December 1.
Assistant Site Coordinator Wanted (Paid Position)
Riley County Extension is seeking an assistant site coordinator for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. The assistant site coordinator will be responsible for working with the site coordinator to manage the volunteer tax preparation site during the 2017 tax season. This is a part-time, temporary position that is available from December 1 to April 15. The assistant site coordinator will work 12-15 hours per week on average and be responsible for customer service, volunteer oversight, return submission and problem solving. Excellent people skills and prior tax preparation experience are a must. See the job description below for more information and contact County Extension Director Jennifer Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-537-6350 for application information.