BECOME A VOLUNTEER
HELP YOUR NEIGHBORS SAVE THEIR DOLLARS!
Volunteers are needed from late January to April 15, 2015.
Volunteer at any location in the Northern Virginia area. Go to the “Locations” tab for sites and hours. Locations will be updated in the Fall of 2014.
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? Updated version coming soon.
Step Two: Register as a Volunteer
To register as a volunteer, click here then select “Register to Volunteer Now!”
Step Three: Train and Test
For more information contact Tatyana Chambers at 703-533-5702; TTY 711 or Tatyana.Chambers@Fairfaxcounty.gov