Anyone can volunteer.
No prior experience or knowledge of taxes or accounting is required to be a VITA volunteer.
You will be trained and help will always be available.
Being a VITA volunteer is more meaningful than a typical service project and involves learning a useful life skill. Because of this being a VITA volunteer requires time and preparation. Volunteers must become certified by passing online tests. But don’t worry, we’ll prepare you and help you along the way. VITA volunteers are not required to come to every VITA day or stay for the full time. You will be free to volunteer as you have time.
Volunteers mostly work one on one with clients that come in to get their taxes done. Using the client’s documents, volunteers will prepare and submit tax returns electronically. Help is always available to all volunteers. A few volunteers each day will fill other roles including greeting and assisting clients while they wait. There are multiple ways to serve so you can be sure to volunteer in a role you feel comfortable in.
Training will be held the last two Saturdays of January from 9am-12pm. Please be on time. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. You will be trained on VITA standards of conduct, our site, basic tax law, and how to prepare a tax return using online software. OPEN HOUSE
The VITA Site will be open on Tuesday, January 28 from 6-9pm and Saturday, February 1 from 9am-noon for volunteers to prepare their own taxes, or those of a friend, if they wish. Also, help will be available for anyone who still needs help passing the certification tests.
Just email us any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.