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

This year’s training dates:
  • Basic training: November 2, 9, 16, 23 at CSUMB
  • Advanced training: December 7, 14, 21 at CSUMB
  • January Basic Training: January 4, 11, 18, 25 at Hartnell College
  • January Advanced Training: January 4, 11, 18, 25 at Hartnell College

Volunteer Overview:

  • 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 positions:

  • 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.

The 2018 Tax Season wrapped up. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer next tax season, please sign up above or follow us on facebook to stay engaged and informed on volunteer opportunities through out the year.

For questions and more information, please contact Helena Virga