GET CERTIFIED & SERVE
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 generated.
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.
Get up to speed with the new Virtual VITA platform, Zen Desk, created
by Code for America. Training videos are available here.
We are currently seeking Volunteer Tax Preparers and Intake Managers for the upcoming tax season.
Volunteer Tax Preparers - Prepare simple tax returns on the IRS's Tax Slayer Software. Required Certification: Standards of Conduct, Intake & Interview, and either Basic or Advance Tax Preparation. Expect 14-20 hours of studying.
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 hours of studying.
Tools to help you be prepared and certified!
Intake and Interview Training
Tax Law Training Videos
Tax Software Training
All Volunteers (intake & preparers)
Intake & Interview Training and Test (Yes, it's open book)
30 minutes - 1 hour
End of January 2020
Certification Test (yes, it's open book!)