United Way Suncoast is looking for volunteer tax preparers and other volunteers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). VITA volunteers will help file tax returns for low-to-moderate income residents of the Suncoast Region during the 2019 tax season. We are also in need of volunteer greeters and interpreters. This is a great opportunity for you, your friends, family or co-workers to help Suncoast households receive quality tax preparation services for free!
There are several volunteer locations throughout DeSoto, Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties with daytime, evening and weekend shift opportunities.
- Tax preparers accurately prepare and e-file tax returns for over 19,000 working families.
- Greeters, who do not need tax knowledge, welcome taxpayers as they arrive, verify that they have all required documents and information and ensure that they fill out the necessary intake forms.
- Bilingual volunteers are needed at all sites throughout our four-county service area. Interpreters can choose to prepare taxes or simply translate between taxpayers and preparers so that taxpayers understand the information being presented.
Volunteers will receive between four and thirty hours of online training (depending on the volunteer position selected) and will volunteer at any tax location of their choice during the filing season mid-January through mid-April.
Interested? Complete the VITA Volunteer Application form and a United Way representative will be in touch soon.
For questions on volunteering, email VolunteerVITA@UWSuncoast.org or call Margarita Perez at 813-274-0920.