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

Every year, hundreds of VITA volunteers 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 prepared your own taxes, United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona provides all of the training needed for you to be an asset to our team.

No previous tax experience required, you could join our VITA team and serve in a variety of roles…

  • Intake Specialists greet taxpayers and manage the waiting area. Interview taxpayers to verify that they have all documents necessary for tax preparation and scan documents into the tax preparation Hub. 
  • Tax Preparers attend our FREE VITA tax training and complete an IRS certification test. Learn our tax preparation software to serve taxpayers with free, efficient, accurate tax preparation.
  • More Advanced Role have you volunteered with VITA before? We would love to have you on our team as a Quality Reviewer or Site Coordinator.

Our orientation sessions will provide more details about the VITA program and help you decide which role is right for you.

Check back here in August 2022 for VITA volunteer opportunities.


Meet A Volunteer

While going to classes at Pima Community College to become a tax preparer, Tri began volunteering with United Way of Tucson’s VITA Program by completing our FREE IRS Certification training. He assumed a role as a volunteer tax preparer and was able to gain valuable experience helping hard-working,  low-wage earners receive the highest tax refund available to their circumstances. In Tri’s words, “By volunteering as a tax preparer, United Way has given me the opportunity to work individually and in a team to gain experience for my future career. This experience has given me a chance to make a difference in our community. It has been great to be a part of the program as United Way seeks to promote equity and excellence in education, financial stability, and healthy communities through their important programs.” By working together towards a United Community, we all win, one volunteer and one individual at a time.