Become a VITA Volunteer

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a national program staffed by local volunteers that provides free preparation and electronic filing of tax returns. Our volunteers help Racine County residents file taxes through VITA.

Volunteers are needed to serve as greeters, interpreters, tax preparers, reviewers and assistant coordinators. 
  • Greeters welcome tax filers to the VITA site and make sure that tax filers have all the information needed to complete their tax returns. 
  • Bilingual interpreters work alongside clients and preparers to interpret their conversations. 
  • Tax preparers are the backbone of the program. They must complete training and certification at a basic level. Training is web based, free, and can be completed on your own time, at your own pace. 
  • Site coordinators and assistant site coordinators ensure that VITA rules and regulations are followed at every site and assist the site's volunteers and clients. Requires advanced certification and additional training.

No experience is required. All training is provided. Flexible schedules are available, including weekdays, evenings and weekends. A commitment of two to four hours per week is required during tax season, January through April.

The application for the 2023 tax season is now closed. To request more information on becoming a VITA volunteer, please submit the information below and we will reach out when the application reopens for the 2024 season. Applications for the 2024 season will be available starting October 1, 2023.

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