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 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.
New for Summer 2020
Get up to speed with the new Virtual VITA platform, Zen Desk, created by Code for America. Training videos are available here.
Sign-up as a Virtual VITA Volunteer on VolunteerHub. First time Virtual VITA Vounteers will receive login information for both TaxSlayer and Zen Desk. Returns will be loaded to your Zen Desk. The return is to be completed within 2 days.
We are currently seeking experienced Volunteer Tax Preparers for the final weeks of the 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 2-4 hours of tax preparation per week.
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!)