Volunteers Needed to Help Low-Income Families Prepare Tax Returns

Volunteers are needed from late January to April 2017:

  • Time commitment of three to five hours, once or twice a week.
  • Various locations throughout Northern Virginia.

Do I need experience or training to volunteer?

  • Tax preparers and screeners should have experience preparing a tax return.
  • No experience necessary for translators and greeters.
  • Classroom and/or online training runs from December 2016 through January 2017.
  • All tax preparers must pass an IRS certification test.

Joining the team is easy.

Get more information on volunteering and the VITA program by visiting the VITA website.



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VITA Volunteers Make a Difference

"My mother always told me if you give help, you will get it back in return. In 2009, I was unemployed and came across the VITA volunteer information. With a background in computer applications, I was intrigued by what the program was using to deliver free tax preparation services and decided to volunteer. I was certified at the highest level and seen as one of the top volunteers in the coalition, taking a bus to and from my site, working evenings and weekends each day they opened. My motivation-helping working families with low-income. Many of whom used their return for basic necessities, including food and housing. Ever since, I have become addicted to volunteering for VITA!

I now serve as a VITA Site Coordinator at one of the largest sites. As a result of this experience and with the support of the VITA team, I even found a job with the Fairfax County Tax Administration where I was recently promoted to a Tax Specialist. My mother was absolutely right and I couldn't be more pleased."

Mohammad Sefat
VITA Volunteer Site Coordinator
Fairfax County Department of Tax Administration Employee

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