VITA Volunteer Opportunities
Gain a Skill, Change a Life.
Why Volunteer with VITA:
FREE IRS tax law training and certification
Develop a life-long skill
Hands-on tax preparation experience
Professional reference for your resume
Flexible hours and convenient locations
Sign up to be a Volunteer Income Tax Preparer
No experience necessary
Free tax law and e-file training
Convenient training locations
Learn the latest IRS tax changes
No liability to tax preparer (sites are IRS approved)
Gain hands-on tax experience
Learn a life-long skill
Meet interesting people
Boost your resume
Strengthen your community
Transform a life!
Earn Community Service hours
Our volunteers can help tax payers capture special tax credits for which they may qualify for. Such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled.
Many volunteers return year after year because they find the experience very rewarding and see immediate benefit.
Volunteer Tax Preparers: Beginners (32 hour training + 24 hours of service- perfect for beginners)
Volunteer Tax Preparers: Advanced (24 hour training + 24 hours of service- accelerated class for experienced volunteers)
Customer Greeters & Document Screeners (2 hour training + 24 hours of service- customer service based classes for anyone)
Financial Aid Volunteer: Support students and parents in completing the FASFA and California Dream Act applications.