Make an Impact as a Volunteer
Thank you for your interest in becoming a tax help volunteer. Families across California rely on volunteers like you to save money on tax preparation and receive tax credits.
Your help will save an average of $300 per family in paid tax preparation costs. This amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars saved each year that goes directly into the pockets of hard-working Californians.
To become a tax volunteer, you need to complete IRS certification. We’ll connect you with the closest United Way organization who can coordinate with you, based on local needs.
Ready to get started? Fill out the form below or text the word VOLUNTEER to 211-211.
“Once you’re living check by check it’s hard to save — especially when you have three kids and you’re helping out your parents. It all adds up! Having that money there motivates you.”
Ivonne is a working mother of three and lives in Santa Rosa, CA.
“Having the money for me made me remember what it was to be a breadwinner. A good breadwinner! Bringing back the dignity of having that kind of money that is officially yours. You feel really empowered.”
Betty is a mother of two boys living in Alameda, CA.
“I use the CalEITC refund to pay some existing bills, pay off some debt, improve parts of my home, buy supplies for the kids. So it’s been really helpful.”
Shanna went from being a free tax prep client to a certified volunteer in Northern California.
“I’m really impressed with how they organized the VITA tax filing. I think the whole program is helping me to be a better person.”