Free Tax Assistance

VITA Creates Opportunities for Volunteers and Taxpayers !

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program at United Way Monterey County is focused on helping families who earn under $53,000 a year to file and claim their full tax refund.
This program is unique, because our volunteers learn a valuable skill while also helping members of the community receive reliable tax counseling in a community setting.


Become A VITA Volunteer!

Learn a great skill and make a difference at the same time!  

Help your community by providing honest, reliable service to working families and individuals. Join our sensational team of tax preparers for the 2015 season, and learn a valuable skill! VITA experience can be included on any resume, and helps you expand your knowledge of tax laws and community issues.

You will receive free training in federal and state tax laws. United Way provides the training and materials at no cost. All we ask is that you sign up to volunteer at one of our tax sites for the tax season (Feb 1st-April 15th). On average, this is a commitment of 24 hours, done over three months. Sites are located in communities throughout Monterey County, and are open for three hours a week for the season.

Who are we looking for?

+Tax Preparers: Provide tax preparation at two levels, Basic & Advanced. (You can certify online, or in one of our classes.)

+Site Coordinators & Assistants: Site Coordinators manage each site, and make sure our tax returns are filed on time. (Must certify in class, or online)

+Greeters & Screeners: Are the first people that our clients see when they come to a site. They make sure every taxpayer has the documents they need, and answer questions. (Only a 2 hour training is needed)

+Interpreters: Help taxpayers communicate in their native language so that preparers can provide the best service possible.

+ Interns: Work with the program manager to provide as needed program support and volunteer stewardship.

Interested? Sign Up Here by Clicking the Link!

When is the training? (Click the "Volunteer" Link Above to Sign up for Training)



Please contact our program manager for more details or to sign up: Aranyani Azevedo ( 

Where Can You Volunteer?

Center for Employment Training, Central Salinas

Marina Library, Marina

Seaside One Stop, Seaside

Hartnell College, Salinas

Shoreline/Goodwill, North Salinas

Salvation Army, North Salinas

Cesar Chavez Library, East Salinas

United Way Office, Central Salinas

Soledad CET, Soledad

Salinas One Stop, East Salinas

Tech Mobile, Monterey County