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Information for VITA Volunteers

VITA volunteers provide FREE income tax filing services for eligible taxpayers who need help preparing their tax returns. 

Why volunteer?

  • You can help your neighbors. 
    You can help taxpayers in your community claim the tax credits they are eligible for, allowing them to keep more of what they have earned.
  • The hours are flexible.
    The VITA program provides services from mid-to-late-January through mid-April, with volunteers serving an average of three to five hours per week. 
  • There's no prior experience needed. 
    The VITA program welcomes people from all backgrounds, ages and experience levels to better accommodate the diverse needs of those served.
  • All training and materials are provided free of charge.
    Volunteers receive free specialized tax law training and materials to become IRS-certified and able to serve in a variety of roles.
VITA 2021 recruitment flyer Click here to view/download a PDF copy of our 2021 VITA volunteer recruitment flyer.

 

Want to serve as a VITA volunteer?

All volunteers must take part in training sessions conducted by IRS-certified instructors and pass an exam before they can assist taxpayers. Those interested in volunteering with VITA for the 2021 tax filing season can register to attend our free training sessions happening via Zoom on:

  • Jan. 16, 2021 and Jan. 23, 2021 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

All materials and training will be supplied by the IRS to certify volunteers as VITA tax preparers. 

To register or for more information, please contact Jamey Byrne at jamey.byrne@uwcb.org.


Sponsored by the Coastal Bend VITA Coalition: United Way of the Coastal Bend, Del Mar College, Goodwill Industries of South Texas, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, the IRS, Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend, Coastal Bend College, and West Oso High School.