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Volunteering for "360 Degrees of Financial Literacy" is easy. Everything you need to conduct a successful community outreach program is accessible in this section of the FICPA Web site. Resources such as PowerPoint presentations, sample speeches, talking points, handouts and planning guides are provided to minimize volunteers' preparation time. The AICPA also offers volunteers a free financial literacy CPE course

First select a topic(s) from the life stages identified in the "360 Degrees of Financial Literacy" initiative. Review the presentation materials for the life stage(s) you selected and read the program planning and publicity guides. You also may want to take the free financial literacy CPE course offered by the AICPA.

Once you're familiar with the resource materials, simply contact groups and organizations in your community that are appropriate audiences for the life stage(s) you selected and request an opportunity to talk to them.  Scheduling financial literacy presentations is not difficult as most civic and service groups typically welcome speakers offering compelling information that benefits their members.

Congratulations! You're on your way to building a solid image among the public as a trusted business professional and increasing awareness of the CPA profession.