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Welcome and thank you for your interest in joining our amazing team of VITA volunteers!

Every year, hundreds of community members give their time and energy to help community members receive the biggest check many of them will receive all year: their tax refunds. Even if you’ve never even prepared your own taxes, we provide all of the training needed for you to be an asset to our team.

Even with no previous tax experience, you could join our VITA team and serve in a variety of roles…

  • Team Support Specialists help taxpayers to identify and obtain documents necessary for tax preparation and assist Tax Preparers by contacting clients for additional information/documents as needed.
  • Tax Preparers complete an IRS certification exam and learn our tax preparation software to serve taxpayers with free, efficient, accurate tax preparation.

Volunteers who have previous tax experience can fill in other roles, reviewing the work of tax preparers to ensure accuracy and completeness, mentoring new preparers and helping them grow their knowledge throughout the season, or even coordinating their own VITA team!

Stay tuned for our orientation sessions scheduled throughout the fall. 



Meet A Volunteer

Scott just completed his first year as a United Way VITA volunteer. He joins dozens of other VITA Volunteers that enable this important program to take place each year. Volunteers are trained to become IRS certified tax preparers. Scott said, “This program helps low-income community members and that appealed to my wife and me so we decided to volunteer.” To Scott, United Way is important in our community because it provides impactful services and ultimately helps Tucson and Southern Arizona as a whole. “Tucson is as good as it gets. It is truly a unique environment and we were drawn by Tucson’s size, architecture, university and diverse cultures.”