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.
Watch a Video on Volunteering for VITA
VITA Program Volunteer Video
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."
VITA Volunteer Site Coordinator
Fairfax County Department of Tax Administration Employee