Volunteer for VITA

VITA relies on volunteers like you. When you volunteer to become a certified tax preparer with VITA, you’re doing more than securing refunds — you’re uplifting your community.


Tuesday, September 5
 – Saturday, April 15
Multiple shifts and locations

Project type

Various locations accross 13-county Greater Atlanta Region


Project Details

Time commitment
Minimum one shift per week during tax season.
Community served
Lower Income Working Families & Individuals

To prepare tax returns, volunteers must obtain at least an IRS’ Volunteer Standards of Conduct (Ethics) Certification and a certification for Basic Preparers.  UWGA will be providing in-person and virtual training in November and December to help volunteers pass these certifications. Volunteers can also do self-study to be certified.  Learn more about the certification. 

If you aren’t sure about your ability to help e-file taxes but would still like to volunteer, don’t worry — we still need your help! There are other positions to be filled at VITA locations that don’t require computer skills or passing the tax preparation course. 

Sign up today to volunteer! 

What does it take to be a tax preparer with VITA?

People skills

Having conversations with VITA service users is an important part of being a VITA tax preparer.

Computer skills

Having basic computer knowledge is required to help e-file taxes.


Volunteers should be able to work one shift a week during tax season.

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