WICPA offers several volunteer opportunities for its
members. Whether it is helping a not-for-profit with their books,
promoting the accounting career to students or teaching kids to be
financially fit, there is a program for everyone.
Pro Bono Work for Not-For-Profit
Are you a CPA who would like to volunteer with a not-for-profit
organization by being on its board of directors or helping with its
accounting issues? Services offered commonly include consulting on
accounting and auditing matters, providing income tax assistance and
help in preparing for audits. Please contact Tammy Hofstede for more information.
High School Speaker Program
Individuals are needed to promote the accounting career as well as to
promote financial literacy. High school accounting teachers love to have
experienced professionals of all backgrounds speak to their students
about the variety of opportunities available to someone with an
accounting degree. Presentation outlines and handouts are provided by
Reality Store is financial literacy event intended to teach students
about real world financial situations. Volunteers are needed to man
stations where students go through simulations to open checking
accounts, buy cars, houses, groceries, insurance etc.
Reading Makes Cents
CPAs read money-themed books to elementary school kids
during the month of April, which is National Financial Literacy month.
Discussions are held about the basics of money to enable kids to become
Thanks to all CPA volunteers who have spoken to students about
accounting careers and financial literacy during the school year.
Hundreds of CPAs reached students through the WICPA High School Speaker
Program, Make A Difference Wisconsin, Reality Stores and Reading Makes
WICPA members volunteer at a financial literacy event, called Reality Store, at McFarland High School.