JOIN US as a VOLUNTEER TAX PREPARER for the OC Free Tax Prep program! The program offers free tax preparation services in Orange County through the IRS’ volunteer program, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).
Imagine helping someone put food on their table or saving a family from a mortgage foreclosure. As a VITA volunteer, you will help low-income individuals and families keep their hard-earned money!
VITA Volunteer Roles
Orange County United Way VITA volunteers can choose their role.
Register or Get More Information
To register or learn more, please submit the form below. We will get back to you shortly with more information and next steps.
Orange County United Way and the IRS offer free in-person and online VITA training for new and returning volunteers.
Don’t worry! Exams are self-paced, open-book, multiple-choice. All VITA volunteers must pass the IRS’ Volunteer Standards of Conduct Training (Ethics) certification. To prepare tax returns in the IRS’ VITA program, you must also pass a tax preparation certification. Online testing is fast and efficient. Volunteers who do not pass the test the first time may review the course material and try again. This year, two (2) days of training is REQUIRED and available via Zoom.
To get started, you can check out the IRS training resources at: