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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.

Fill out this volunteer interest form to receive a sign-up link to one of our virtual orientation sessions being held in the Fall of 2021! Our orientation sessions will provide more details about the VITA program and help you decide which role is right for you.

2021 orientation sessions begin October 9th! 



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.”