WHY BECOME A VOLUNTEER?
Besides providing a valuable service for the community, there are numerous benefits to being a VITA volunteer.
GET AN INTRODUCTION TO TAX
Thinking about becoming a tax professional? This is a great opportunity for you to enter the field. We provide tax law certification in both the basic and intermediate levels.
BUILD YOUR RESUME
Volunteer experience looks great on your professional resume and on scholarship applications.
PASSPORT TO LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
The Passport to Leadership prgram requires a 5 hour volunteership component. Why not complete it with us?
For more information contact the Office of Student Life.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
The VITA program is powered by volunteers, and there are different roles at our site that need enthusiastic people. Unfortunately, due to limited classroom availability, we've reached our maximum capacity for volunteer tax preparers; however; we are still in need of Quality Reviewers. These are people with professional experience in taxes who can successfully complete Advanced Certification. Please email if you'd like to be a Quality Reviewer.
GREETER / INTAKE SCREENER
You greet everyone visiting our site, creating a pleasant atmosphere. You screen taxpayers to determine the type of assistance they need and confirm they have the necessary documents to complete their tax returns.
*Tax law certification is not required for this position.
You provide free language interpreter services to clients who are not fluent in English.
*Basic tax knowledge is helpful but not required for this position.
You complete and successfully certify in tax law training, including the use of electronic filing software, to provide free tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers.
*Requires tax law certification which can be achieved through our training sessions.
You review tax returns completed by volunteer tax preparers, ensuring that every taxpayer receives top quality service and that the tax returns are error-free.
*You must be tax law certified at least at the Intermediate level.