Volunteering for VITA can be one of the most rewarding experiences. Not only

is volunteering a great way to give back to your community in a meaningful 

way, but also a wonderful way to learn a new skill. For each hour a volunteer

contributes - $1,800 in refunds are brought back to your community.


With your support, we can help more families with free VITA services and

ensure they have a safe, secure filing with Free Tax Prep LA. 

VITA services during the pandemic

Maintaining a safe environment is a priority. Volunteers can expect to work remotely with the

support of VITA staff. Client files will be securely accessed using the new TaxSlayer file upload

portal and returns will be prepared off-site by volunteers (like you!)

We are currently seeking experienced Volunteer Tax Preparers for next tax season.  

  • Volunteer Tax Preparer - Prepare simple tax returns using Tax Slayer Software.                                               

    Required Certification: Standards of Conduct, Intake & Interview, and either Basic or Advance Tax Preparation.

    Expect 2-6 hours of tax preparation per week. 

    Please, download the Volunteer Tax Preparer Kit (coming soon)

  • Intake Managers - Assist families at the tax site by their collecting tax documents, making photocopies, and assisting them with their Intake and Interview Sheet. 

    Required Certification: Standards of Conduct and Intake & Interview.  

    Expect 2-6 of intake per week. 

    Please, download the Intake Volunteer Kit (coming soon)

Click the calendar to view dates:

Tools to help you be prepared and certified!

  • Intake and Interview Training

  • Tax Law Training Videos

  • Tax Software Training

  • Certification Test

All Volunteers (intake & preparers)

Training Resources:

Standards of Conduct Training and Test

Intake & Interview Training and Test (Yes, it's open book)

Submit Test Online


Expected Time:

30 minutes - 1 hour

Approximate Timeline: 

January 2021

Tax Knowledge

Volunteer Resource Guide (Pub 4012)

Videos: Tax Law (by Prosperity Now)

IRS Link and Learn Course 

Expected Time:

10-12 hours

Approximate Timeline: 

End of January 2021

Get Certified

Certification Test (yes, it's open book!)

Tax Preparer Test (Pub 6744)

Submit Test Online


Expected Time:

10-12 hours

Approximate Timeline:

February 2021