Volunteer With VITA

VITA volunteers help eligible taxpayers with preparing their income 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 2-5 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.

How to become a VITA volunteer

Those interested in volunteering with VITA for the upcoming tax season are asked to complete our VITA Volunteer Interest Form.

Volunteers must also complete an IRS-certified VITA training and pass the certification test before assisting taxpayers. All materials and training are supplied free of charge by the IRS to certify volunteers as VITA tax preparers.

Training for 2024 tax filing season

Please email Jamey.Byrne@uwcb.org for more information or to register to attend.

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, and Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend.