Why should I take part in this year’s CPA Day of Service?
CPA Day of Service is a fun way to interact with fellow CPA and accounting professionals while giving back to your community! You will have the opportunity to engage with the community that you serve on a daily basis. You will volunteer alongside fellow friends and meet new faces along the way!

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Do I have to be a member of NCACPA to take part in CPA Day of Service?
We encourage all CPAs and accounting professionals in North Carolina to take part in the CPA Day of Service activities regardless of membership status. We welcome families and friends to join the fun!

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How do I sign-up?
Register online. You can sign up as an individual or a group for the CPA Day of Service.

Individual Registration: If you would like to participate in the 2018 CPA Day of Service individually (not with an established group), you can arrange your own opportunity with an organization you are passionate about OR plug in to one of NCACPA’s pre-planned events.

  • Coordinating your own activity:  All you need to do is go to our online catalog and click the “Register Now” button. From there, you will select “General Registration” from the drop-down menu. Next, reach out to your organization of choice well before CPA Day of Service on September 21, 2018, and see where the organization can utilize your help on that day.
  • Pre-planned event participation: If you would like to join one of NCACPA’s pre-planned service events, you can select your choice from the list of events. Once you decide on the opportunity you would like, follow the event link to our online catalog and click “Register Now” and select “NCACPA Pre-Planned Event” from the drop down menu. On the next screen, be sure to indicate which activity and time (if applicable) you would like to join.

Group: If you would like to register a firm or group of individuals for the 2018 CPA Day of Service, we ask you to arrange your own volunteer opportunity with an organization you are passionate about.

  • For groups of ten or less: Follow this link to our online catalog and select “Group Registration” and then “General Registration” from the drop down menu and add each individual participating.
  • For groups of more than ten: Please download the registration template, and submit your list of participants via email to cpaservice@ncacpa.org.

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What is a pre-planned event?
Pre-planned events are designed for individuals not part of a set group or organization, but would still like to volunteer alongside fellow area professionals.

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What happens if a pre-planned event fills up?
Though we try to accommodate by offering pre-planned volunteer opportunities across North Carolina, there are limited spots available at each event. We cannot guarantee you will receive a pre-planned spot, but you can still sign up as an individual at any time. Periodically check on the CPA Day of Service webpage to see if a pre-planned event has been filled.

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If I am taking part in a pre-planned event and have questions on the day of the event, who can I contact?
In advance of the CPA Day of Service, NCACPA will send an email to the pre-planned event registrants listing the onsite contact’s phone number and email address for each volunteer activity. That person will be able to assist volunteers with directions and logistical information on the event day.

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Can our group/firm sign up for the pre-planned event in our area?
In order to leave space for participants that are not part of a group, we ask that groups/firms choose an activity separate from the pre-planned event.

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Is there a deadline for registration?
There is not a deadline for registration, just make sure you register by the event day, Friday, September 21.

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What if I can’t volunteer for the full day or on the service day?
Whatever your volunteer ability, we are happy to have your participation! In the past, those who are unable to volunteer on CPA Day of Service have donated funds to organizations they are passionate about. If you are only able to volunteer for a half-day or a lunch break, we welcome your service! Individuals who plan to volunteer on a day outside of the CPA Day of Service should still register by September 21.

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Are you sending out t-shirts this year?
We will not be distributing CPA Day of Service t-shirts this year. We have a few t-shirts remaining from previous years (sizes small, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, and 5XL) that we will distribute on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like one of these remaining t-shirts, please email cpaservice@ncacpa.org no later than noon on Friday, September 14. If you have a t-shirt from a previous CPA Day of Service, feel free to wear it when you volunteer. If you would like to create custom a t-shirt for yourself or your group, Vistaprint is offering our volunteers a 33% discount code and free shipping on their orders.We can provide the CPA Day of Service logo if you would like to use it in your t-shirt design. If you would like to receive the discount code and/or logo, please email cpaservice@ncacpa.org. In contrast to previous years, contest entrants are not required to be wearing CPA Day of Service t-shirts to qualify.

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Can I bring my family to CPA Day of Service?
Yes! We welcome families (children included) to attend the CPA Day of Service events. Please register all attendees in your family separately through our online catalog. If you have any questions or need instructions on how to register your family members, please email cpaservice@ncacpa.org.

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Can I share my CPA Day of Service activity with others?
Yes! Use the hashtag #CPAservice to post photos and videos to social media outlets so that others can see how you are giving back to your community.

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Will there be social media contests again this year?
CPA Day of Service participants who post photos of their volunteer activity using the hashtag #CPAservice will be entered into a contest. Contests vary based on the different social media channels. Please visit www.ncacpa.org/service/service-contests/ for contest specifics. Winners will be selected through the following social media platforms: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Our firm holds a group volunteer event outside of CPA Day of Service—can we still count our activity for CPA Day of Service?
Absolutely! Please email us at cpaservice@ncacpa.org by September 21 notifying us of your group volunteer date.

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I would like my organization or firm to be listed on the CPA Day of Service webpage—what do I need to do?
Once you submit a registration form, your firm name or organization will be listed on the CPA Day of Service webpage. This page will be updated by 9:00 am every Tuesday.

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I am a student—what are some ways to involve my university or college in CPA Day of Service?
We are always excited to have student involvement! If you would like to register a group of students for a volunteer activity, you can register using our group registration instructions.

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I am a part of an NCACPA committee—how can I get my committee involved in CPA Day of Service?
CPA Day of Service is a great way to take part in a group activity alongside your fellow NCACPA committee members and foster great professional relationships. To register your committee for a group activity, you can follow the group registration instructions.

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Will the NCACPA Staff Members be taking part in CPA Day of Service?
Yes! NCACPA staff members join in the fun as well, and will be posting pictures of their volunteer activity on social media sites throughout CPA Day of Service.