Volunteer to help with tax assistance

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In 2014, VITA volunteers prepared 1,100 returns and returned $2.4 million back into our community.  Great volunteers are the key to our success.  To join this year’s efforts and help make a difference in our community, please fill out the form below.

Click here to watch an interview with KCRG on Volunteering with VITA

Available Volunteer Positions:

  • Volunteer Tax Preparers help individuals and families prepare their tax returns and ensure all eligible taxpayers receive their qualifying tax credits. Multilingual tax preparers are also needed.
  • Volunteer Greeters welcome VITA participants to the site and ensure that they are prepared with all required documentation to meet with the tax preparer.
  • Volunteer Site Coordinators manage the operations of the United Way VITA site, including volunteer staff and quality control.

Tax Preparer Training:

Volunteer tax preparers are required to complete IRS tax certification at the Basic level. United Way has a training model that provides a supportive learning environment where you will excel.

homepage adAs a VITA volunteer, you will receive:

  • Professional tax and software training
  • Flexible volunteer hours — daytime, evenings or weekends
  • The satisfaction of helping others in our community

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • As a VITA volunteer, you will have a direct impact on families keeping their hard-earned money through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). This money will help families pay bills and put food on the table.
  • Gain valuable and marketable skills
  • This is a great opportunity to make new friends and meet other people in our community who are dedicated to helping others.

If your company or service group has an interest in leading and adopting a site throughout the VITA season please contact Sue Driscoll, sdriscoll@uweci.org

Volunteers needed

Thank you for your interest in volunteering. Through this program, you can become IRS certified at no cost, build your resume, and benefit our community by helping others get the tax credits they are entitled to. To learn more complete the form:

Volunteers will be asked to commit two to six hours a week during the 2015 tax season. Commitment varies at each site.

This video discusses why you might consider volunteering.

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