BECOME A VOLUNTEER

 

HELP YOUR NEIGHBORS SAVE THEIR DOLLARS 

 

When?

Volunteers are needed from late January 2014 to April 15, 2014.

 

Where?

Volunteer at any of 20 locations in the Northern Virginia area. Go to the “Locations” tab for sites and hours.

 

How Often and How Long?

Volunteer sessions are one week night and/or Saturdays each week for 11 weeks. Each volunteer session lasts between 3 and 5 hours.

 

What Can I Do?

Prepare tax returns, greet clients, help clients organize their documents and fill out their Intake Sheet, or translate.

 

Will I Receive Training?

Tax Preparers and screeners will need up to eight hours of training and screeners and translators will need up to one hour.

 

Do I Need to be Certified?

Yes, all volunteers must pass the IRS Standards of Conduct (about one hour to complete). All Tax Preparers must also pass the IRS Basic test (about four hours to complete and receive  certification).

 

What Experience is Required?

Tax Preparers and screeners should have prepared a tax return (self or someone else) or have had work experience or classroom training similar to preparing taxes. The ability to learn new software is also important.
Greeter and Translator positions do not require previous experience.
All volunteers should understand and speak English very well, enjoy meeting people, be detail oriented, and be legally present in the United States.

 

READY TO VOLUNTEER?

 

Step One: View the Information Session

This 30-minute presentation introduces you to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and helps you decide whether it is the right volunteer opportunity for you. Ready to watch? Click here.

 

Step Two: Register as a Volunteer 

To register as a volunteer, click here.

 

Step Three: Train and Test

 

QUESTIONS?

For more information contact James Do, 703-533-5471: TTY 711, james.do@fairfaxcounty.gov