Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Free tax-return preparation is available through United Way for families with household incomes less than $60,000

We are currently recruiting VITA Volunteers for the 2018 Tax Season!

Dedicated volunteers are needed to provide free tax preparation services to people with limited incomes. By helping working families take advantage of programs like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), you can help bring in millions of dollars to the local community -- dollars to help working families jumpstart their savings, reduce debt and invest in Greater Akron. 

No experience is necessary and training is provided.

Register as a volunteer now

Benefits of volunteering:

  • Build your resume
  • Learn a new skill
  • FREE IRS-certified training
  • Flexible schedule – 1 to 5 hours per week during tax season
  • Continuing Education Credits as a Certified Tax Professional

Volunteer commitment:

  • Attend a 1 day training – lunch is provided
  • Be willing to work at least 5 shifts during tax season
  • Shifts during the day, evening and Saturday

Training Times and Dates:

NOVEMBER 30 | 9-4 PM
DECEMBER 15 | 9-4 PM
JANUARY 13 | 9-4 PM

Volunteer shifts will start January 20, 2018

Training takes place at the United Way offices, 90 N. Prospect St, Akron, Ohio 44304. Individual tax preparation assiginments take place at the UWSC VITA/ Financial Empowerment Center, 1060 Kenmore Blvd, Akron, Ohio 44314

Contact Rebecca Miklos for more information at 330-685-9313 or rmiklos@uwsummit.org.

About the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable tax credit for low to moderate income working individuals and couples, particularly those with children. Through its VITA program, United Way is working to help all Summit County families receive what they are due. In addition to being a financial boost for working people, the EITC boosts the local economy. Research has shown that the EITC encourages work, reduces poverty and leads to long-term gains in child health and academic success.


Families with household incomes less than $64,000 can file their own taxes online free with the United Way supported www.MyFreeTaxes.com.